Spring has Sprung!

Hi all, It’s March 20, 2015 and Spring has officially arrived in Canada! Winter always feels SO long and Spring and Summer feel so short that I sometimes feel like they shouldn’t even be seasons lol. I wouldn’t say I wait for Spring every year because I wait for Summer instead. You know – the time when it is finally so hot that everyone else has to turn on their ACs but you are finally happy to have that heat back into your life that you wouldn’t even care to plug your AC in. That amazing feeling of finally burning…

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Smile Project Moments [5] – The Warmth of Cold

There are times when the snow falls in a very dreamy way. Even though it’s falling, it feels as if it wants to stay in the air just a bit longer. As you look through the window, you see the snow stopping mid-air as if taking the time to look at you and then dancing around before finally giving up to gravity and falling a bit lower. It’s almost as if it finds joy in hanging around in the air a bit longer before ultimately hitting the ground and being stuck in one place. This video is from one of…

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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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It was not always all smiles

Yes. This was the unfortunate truth of life. It was not always possible to be a smiley face. It was also not always possible to be a sad face either. Two months ago, I started questioning some things. If I am really considered “lucky” (as per my life horoscope), how is being sick lucky at all? Why were terrible things happening to me all over again? Why did I, at a very young age, always had to deal with stupid health problems that even doctors could never figure out the causes of? Why was I a victim of all of…

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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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[Dec 18] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 18, 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 Work Progress: Every day, I am learning cool tricks to create different charts in Excel and it’s so much fun. For mathematic geeks like me, seeing a visual representation of the numbers is an exciting moment. Slowly and slowly, I am moving…

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