Everyday things that make me smile

Sometimes we go through our own life like a passenger and don’t really realize that what’s around is enough to make us happy. Sometimes I really scare myself when I realize that I don’t need that much in order to feel happy every single day. What I need regardless of what I have or not, is the peace that says whatever I have is enough. That peace in itself is priceless. It cannot be bought or sold. It can only obtained by learning to see your life differently from how you feel. The great thing about that is no one…

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Welcome to IshKishMish.com! :)

Hi all, This awesome day is finally here!! I am now the owner of my very own website, ishkishmish.com!! :DDD I have been wanting to acquire ishkishmish.com for a long time but I had been delaying it as much as possible because I knew it would involve a lot of work. Finally, this weekend I took the time to buy my domain and hosting space and started the migration. Even though I am nowhere near done everything I want to do on my new site, I have at least recreated the basic structure I had on wordpress.com. I cannot begin to imagine…

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Smile Project Moments [2]

I haven’t been feeling like smiling at all lately due to some things. I see something beautiful, I don’t want to take a picture. I see a message, I don’t want to reply. I see the awesome plus temperatures, I don’t want to step out. I have been too consumed in something and even though I have been still been reviewing my day to try and remember what has made me smile, I haven’t been feeling like I want to smile. Today, however, I went to the store to get a few things and as I was waiting to pay,…

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Flowery Fridays: Let’s go farther than the sky

During the winter, I haven’t been buying flowers very much because they have been dying too quickly due to the lack of sunlight. Last week, I went to get grocery and was waiting until I had picked up all the food to pick up the flowers. As I was making the payment, I realized I had forgotten to pick up the flowers :(. I paid for all the food and then went back into the store to get flowers. For some reason, there weren’t any beautiful ones. Most of them had wilted and were near death. After so much disappointment,…

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The Inspiration for the Smile Project

Today, I would like to share with you the inspiration behind the Smile Project. This was supposed to be the introductory post for the project but interestingly, it has become the closing post.   Recently, I have been thinking more and more about why I started this blog. It was to collect the good moments of life and learn to cherish them. It was to learn to smile every day and inspire others to do the same because a smile changes everything. I will tell you a story of a stranger. A year or so ago, I was having a…

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Lessons from the Smile Project

Every day in life, we question a lot of things. Why do we have to do this? What good will come of this? What am I gaining as a result of this? How is that fun? Blah, blah, and more blah. When I began the smile project, I did not have much faith. What was I hoping to gain? I was not sure. But I had the idea in my mind for a while and I had been delaying it as much as possible. But then one day I decided to just stop questioning and analyzing everything and just give…

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[Jan 5] What made me smile during the holidays?

Date: Jan 5, 2015 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) Being home: Being home and just being home in this cold and eating awesome food made me happy. 2) The Random Dances: It is a tradition in our family to dance on any occasion that we can get together on…

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[Dec 22] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 22, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Making of Pita Bread: What a joy it is to make something new in the kitchen :D. Since I have been addicted to Pita bread recently, I thought I’d try making it myself. So finally after letting the dough rise…

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[Dec 19] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 19, 2014 Introduction “The Smile Project” is about focusing on the happy things in life and making the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. You can join as well. 🙂 My Bouquet of Smiles for Today:  1) The Winter Leaves: It was so hard to get out of bed today. For some reason, even though I fell asleep on time, I felt very tired in the morning. I wished it was Saturday so I wouldn’t have to…

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