Did You Make Those Lists?

Have you ever wondered why people do what they do?
Why do we study?
Why do we work?
Why do we eat or breath or drink?
With each answer, if we ask the question why, we reach the destination.

We do all that we do because we exist and we have to continue to exist until we cease to be.

But is mere existence sufficient? Imagine your existence without happiness in it. I can’t imagine that. Literally. My imagination can’t tell me what would happen if there was no happiness. Happiness is the center of everything. It is everywhere. It is within us. All we have to do is bring it out.
If you ask 10 people what is necessary for a happy life, you will get 10 answers or even more. If you ask me, you will get an answer you weren’t expecting: Make lists! Those tiny slips of paper help you a lot. From reminding you things, to clearing your head, a list could do miracles. Take a few for instance:
A List of your closest people – So that you really know who are the important ones in your life. When you write down each person’s name, you deliberate on why that person is important. You are reminded of the times you spent with them. You might even feel like calling them right then and talking to them. To let them know how much they mean to you.
Keep this list safe and when you feel alone, try calling up one of them. Sometimes, unexpected people come to your rescue in unexpected ways. πŸ™‚

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List of Things to do – Do you want to make a trip to Canada? How about Kulu Manali? Want to try bungee jumping or sky diving? Skinny dipping? You don’t have the time or money or company? Never mind! Write them all down. Whether it is star gazing or taking a midnight walk, whether it is a big dream or small, write them all down and make the list.
Now imagine! You really did go bungee jumping. You get back home, take this list and slowly strike off ‘Bungee jumping’. Can you fathom that feeling? It is just an act of striking off. But that is a dream come true. That is happiness! πŸ˜€
List of your Friends – Not your besties. They would be included in the above list. By this list I mean those friends who come close to your besties’ list. All of us have such friends. We like them, but not enough to call them besties. Some of us, don’t realise or remember such friends. That is why we need this list. Once in a while, when you take up this list and remember them, just give them a call and you never know. You might have just regained a beautiful friendship. Also, when you prepare this list, you might know why you haven’t included a certain person. Remember? It acts as a reminder and also clears your head.
List of Things to buy – People talk aboutΒ ceiling on desire. I more or less agree with the concept. But you know what is more agreeable? The happiness of owning what you desire. Saw that expensive shoes and can’t forget about it? Write it down. Oh well! They need not be inexpensive. Make list for those tiny things too. For instance, I have a blue kajal on my list. I am a bit skeptical whether the color would suit me. So it has been there for almost 2 years. Once I own it, my joy will know no bounds. Because I get to strike off one thing from my list.
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My list of things to buy πŸ™‚

It is better if you have small things in your list. You will find yourself striking them off more often. which means more happiness.
List of things that make you happy – Yes! πŸ˜€ Rain, music, friends, watching sitcoms, talking to someone, a color, food, chocolates, puppies, babies. Be it anything, just make a list. When you are down, go through them. You might have something in your list that you could do right then. You will be shooing your blues away using that list of yours. It is also a self help.
Lists never end. The types of lists changes from person to person. I can only give my ideas. Your needs are different and so is your source of happiness. For instance, I write and so I have a list of things to blog about. When I am in short of topics, I open my list and voila! I have loads to write on. I have a list of books to read, movies and sitcoms to watch. You could actually peep into another list of mine.
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This might be a bit too much. But these are my ambitions and I am not ashamed of them. Whether I pursue them all or not, I will definitely try. And when I do, that would be my happiness.
If you noticed, we just made a list of things that are important to us (like chocolates :D) and also, some unimportant things (like friends πŸ˜› I am dead). Β Whenever you go through these lists, you will remember some important goals, lovely people and life changing accomplishments in your life.
After a number of years, when you take your book of lists and go through them, it will say a lot about you. A lot! It will remind of some of your desires and experiences. Some of your friends and loved ones. Sometimes, you would read it with awe, wondering how you did all those things. Or maybe, it would bring so much of happiness because you know you celebrated every moment of your life. πŸ™‚
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29 Comments

  1. RAMAN

    Yes, beautiful princess. I totally agree to making lists as in my life too, I have done nothing but made lists. List about places to visit, list about persons whom I ll send my marriage card, list of must read books or list of good books that we have gone through.
    Sometimes, We start a list and later forget about it. But still, at that moment, making a list is exciting. Sharing this

    1. Rangelz

      Wow! You have already made a list of people to whom you’ll send your marriage invite? πŸ˜€ Am I invited πŸ˜›
      I agree. Making lists is really exciting!

  2. ANooP

    Wow. Excitement is making list, no matter what!

    1. Rangelz

      Even crazy, stupid list making is fun πŸ˜€

  3. fatimaalkhansa فاطما

    Reblogged this on Fatimaalkhansa فاطما and commented:
    to enjoy their life time and get satisfied with who they are and will be. I am happy and satisfied for what I am doing and who I am. Thanks for this post. Fatima

    1. Rangelz

      Thanks for the share Fatima πŸ™‚

  4. rumadak

    Absolutely loved this post !!! Inspired me to write something when I was thinking I can’t write anything πŸ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Awww this comment made me so happy. πŸ™‚ If my post inspired at least one person, there is nothing more I could ask for. Thanks for letting me know Ruma πŸ˜€

  5. teny

    I shall make a list now, a blogger list πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Rangelz

      Ahaan? And is that list ready? πŸ˜€

      1. teny

        I intend to finish it after watching the recently aired episode of GoT πŸ˜€

        1. Rangelz

          Haha Oh I do remember I have to give you some things. I have my CS exams next. So now preparing for those πŸ˜€ Hee

          1. teny

            CS? :O Like Computer Science? And when will that be gone? πŸ˜›

          2. Rangelz

            Uh no! Company Secretary πŸ˜› That will be gone by Jun 10th.

          3. teny

            Oh! I have too many engineer friends; CS had only one meaning that I knew from them πŸ˜›
            Best of luck again πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  6. theextraaamile

    I like your handwriting… πŸ™‚ :p I can’t read hand writings but it gives a fair indication…you must be the creative type πŸ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Thank you πŸ˜€ Haha yes. I am quite creative. πŸ™‚ Apparently, you can read hand writings after all πŸ˜›

      1. theextraaamile

        πŸ™‚ Ranjini is quite a beautiful name you have there!

  7. ShethP

    *Sneaks off to make a list* …. *or two*

    1. Rangelz

      Did you make them? πŸ™‚

      1. ShethP

        Oh, yeah! List of things I need to do, list of things I need to buy in preparation for a get together, list of people I had to invite… πŸ˜› A lot of lists… but I still need time to make my bucket lists… Looking forward to that. πŸ™‚

        1. Rangelz

          Same here. Haven’t made my bucket list yet πŸ˜€

          1. ShethP

            Hahaha, good to know I’m not that far behind. πŸ˜›

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