RANDOM HAPPINESS

In life, we crave certainty, surety and sameness of things. We mostly take decisions or make our moves cautiously. Randomness is equated with rashness, but sometimes, randomness can also lead to a happy ending.

When Chiradeep told me this week’s topic, I thought, “Gosh, I don’t have theme based pics at all”. He kindly pointed out to me that I could write on random as a topic, with pictures. It didn’t make sense to me at first, but as I frantically combed my store of pictures, I realised I did have a theme – Random Happiness. There are so many little moments in my life that have happened by sheer happenstance, on a random day. Nothing planned, nothing certain about them.

I’m sure there must be incidents in your life too when random acts or incidents have worked out. Like a random act of kindness to a beggar. Or a random prank on a friend turning into the best moment of your friendship. We all have an element of randomness in ourselves that we try to subdue. Indeed, we should take precautions and think rationally before we take decisions. But randomness needn’t be scary all the time.

Randomness can be rewarding at moments like these…

When a random walk in the neighbourhood brings you across such rare views.

PicsArt_04-02-06.13.56
Stray cat lazing in the January sun’s warmth

I caught this kitty cat-napping sprawled across a car’s windshield. Fine place you picked, kitty-cat! Eating, napping and soaking up the sun should be our national pasttimes.

When random people on the road become friends.

PicsArt_04-02-06.49.10.png
Neighbourhood strangers, now friends

These kids are from my neighbourhood. They both belong to less-fortunate backgrounds but their hearts are just as big. They met me and my daughter while we were walking one day and have been friends with her ever since.

When random incidents become etched in your memory for all the right reasons.

PicsArt_04-02-06.43.23
Daughter caught at the right moment

I found my daughter reading her own baby book one day, rather pensively. I’m sure it must be the pictures that fascinated her, but the sheer coincidence of reading her own baby book made it special for me. Catching up with your own goings-on, eh, daughter dearest?

When random bouts of creativity make you aware of your own stupidity.

PicsArt_04-02-06.09.08.png
Cardboard Airplane Fail

I don’t know what I was thinking! I saw a cute cardboard airplane on the internet and thought, “Huh! Looks easy enough”. I know better now. On the plus side, it earned us a lot of mommy-daughter time.

When random culinary experiments turn out to be the tastiest fail of your life.

PicsArt_04-02-07.24.24
Happiness in a Bowl

This was a lazy, weekday attempt at making a soup that used up all the leftovers in the fridge. It looked like it woud fail miserably, but did not. Read about why here.

When random acts show you that you’re bringing up your child right.

PicsArt_04-02-06.01.24
My daughter offering me a flower

My daughter offered me a flower because I lost my own while we were walking (she has a habit of picking up sticks, stones, flowers and whatnot when she’s taking a walk). She thought I’d be sad, so she wanted to give me her own.

And when random, seemingly bad pictures show you just what true happiness is.

PicsArt_04-02-06.35.42
Me and Mine

My friend took this and didn’t want to share it with me because she thought it was a bad picture – too bright, overexposed. But it had all the good in all the right places.

 

The message in these pictures?

Don’t cringe from randomness. You never know what happiness it may bring you.

Pradita Kapahi.

thepraditchronicles.com

 

 

Advertisements

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on The Pradita Chronicles and commented:

    Hello everyone!

    This is another article I’ve published with Candles Online. It’s about the random incidents in my life that have brought me happiness.

    Please check it out and leave your comments and thoughts. I’d love to know what you think of the message I’m trying to convey through this post.

    Love,

    Pradita

    Like

  2. Kuljeet Saini says:

    Hi Pradita loved going thru ur random moments of happiness. At times the unplanned and random moments give us a lot of happiness..

    And I must say you have a very cute daughter and a very well behaved one too

    Stay happy..

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks a lot Kuljeet. Yes, random things often bring us unexpected results. I’m sure you have some random incidents turning into beautiful memories. Thank you for your kind words for my Daughter 🙂

      Like

  3. Sunith says:

    Lovely and good to see your daughter through this post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Sir 😊 😊 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Chiradeep says:

    What an excellent way of presenting both a message and the pictures of your life. And you are the one who was backing off initially and you are the one who actually is more creative. Finding happiness in everything is a great attitude which we all need to learn.

    About the kid in the pic… Oh man…Your daughter is a doll and centre of attraction. She is not random… she is very precious, special and adorable.

    Thanks for honouring me Pradita!

    Regards, CP

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind words Chiradeep 😀 Yes, I’m quite glad you goaded me into writing. And yes again, my daughter is very precious to me. And the honour and pleasure of writing here is all mine 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  5. peter_minj says:

    Cheers! Some great moments caputured in the pics:)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Peter 🙂

      Like

  6. RAJNANDINI says:

    A good collection of random moments for special bliss! Nicely woven article!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot 😊 Glad you liked it

      Like

  7. yuhublogger says:

    Loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks gurl 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. You and your little girl are so beautiful! Well written Pradita!


    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.js

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot Ash 🤗😍😘

      Like

    2. Thanks a lot Ash 🤗 😍 😘

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are so welcome Pradita!!! xoxo Ash

        Liked by 1 person

      2. 😀😀😀😀😀

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s