I don’t know about you, but I am very very happy to be in 2018. It sounds like a nice solid kind of year. However, I am also in the middle of the post-holiday blahs. So I thought I would cheer myself up with a nice post, and cheer you up too if you need it!
My last holiday relative has left, with one final lovely night of family fun (we played charades!). Last night I got home around 11 and my Christmas decorations suddenly looked just sort of confused and messy instead of joyous. I overslept and didn’t even have time to brush my hair this morning, meaning I also look sort of confused and messy instead of joyous. And it’s chilly and overcast and I’ve played with all my new toys already and generally I just want to lay on the floor and writhe in misery and agony and whining like I used to do this time of year when I was 5.
But I am not 5! I am an adult, which means I know the mature thing is not to whine, but to cheer yourself up. So I went for a walk outside over lunch hour, I’m going to remember to take Vitamin D supplements with dinner, I got a couple more romance novels and Murder She Wrote DVDs at the library, and tonight when I get home, I might write my Sunday Fanfic early as a special treat. And now I am going to do an entire post of cheerful happy things that make me cheerful and happy.
First, Karan’s promo video for season 4 (I think) of Koffee With Karan! He is so happy, and it makes me so happy!
Next, Manam! The whole movie, but especially this song. I just love it when Nagarjuna is smiles.
Along those same lines, the happy ending song of Ohm Shaanthi Oshaana.
Salman playing with Ahil
This video of babies that Shahrukh re-tweeted years ago and has given me hours of joy since then.
This amazing Shahrukh fan video, still my favorite fan video.
This slashfic/fanvid (throwing in a little Star Wars just to keep you on your toes!)
Taimur crying. I don’t know why! But his sad face is just hilarious to me. And judging by Kareena’s smile, she feels the same way.
This photo of Aamir Khan. Always! It’s just so perfectly ridiculous.
There is a certain kind of song that seems to be designed to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder. No meaning to it, just crazy joyous spectacle. Like “Dhoom Tana”.
Or “Tu Meri”
Or “Naina Main Sapna”
Or, while I am thinking of these things, “Oo La La”!
Also, of course, the evergreen cure for winter blues-SHAMMI!!!!!! Both in the original version:
And the later day imitations from Shahid Kapoor:
To his nephew Ranbir
And just to end with the guaranteed can’t-help-but-smile-when-you-see-it song, the absolute limit in ridiculous pointless happiness:
What are your happymaking songs? Or pictures or videos or whole movies? Let’s turn this from a place of “I’m sick, I’m depressed, work is horrible” to a place of “Happy Happy Happy!!!!!” and start this year off right!
Or, you can just continue to feel determinedly sullen and miserable like Aryan in this picture (always makes me laugh! Teenage boys are such pills and I don’t have to live with one or be one, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)