Little Things That Made Me Happy This Month

I love OCTOBER! Not only is it my birthday month, it is also fall/autumn season and the world is slowly moving towards a winter wonderland. While I’ve been busy at work, some small little things made me very happy this month. With the middle of the year being kind of difficult on me (second wave in India and post that), my mental health is slowly recovering and these little things helped.

  • On Monday I arrived late to work, I rushed to get off the cab since the main road is always busy. A bike stopped behind my cab with two men and as I rushed past, one of them said something to me which I totally didn’t register in my haste. Once I entered the building, I realized the man had said – “gorgeous hair” and in my haste I had returned his compliment with a resting bitch face (behind a mask). But it totally made my day!
I’ve been loving my hair so much these days!
  • I am LATE to this party but I finally tried the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew and I am in love. I’ve never been a fan of Starbucks, only heading to it to get hot chocolate in winters. But now I want to keep loading up on this new favourite (which I won’t since I am trying to get healthy).
  • I mentioned in my last post that I travelled for a few days last week. The trip was very last minute and while making bookings I had my heart set on a particular resort in Darjeeling (a hill station in West Bengal) but it would have set us back by A LOT (peak season, last minute crazy prices). So instead I choose another beautiful resort in a hill station close to Darjeeling and it was the best decision. We were away from the maddening crowd and this resort was so so so insanely pretty.
  • This isn’t a brag but I usually get a lot of gifts for my birthday from friends – some are hits and some are misses since we are all so different in our choices. This time around I got a lot less gifts but the ones I did get were ALL hits! Like each gift I opened had me so happy.
This L’Occitane set is so indulgent. I also got a sample of their reset serum and I am tempted to buy more.
  • A Korean cafe opened in my local market. This really cute, tiny cafe opened in my market and it has the BEST coffee ever add to that really fun and tasty Korean baked goods.
  • Going to the gym after 1.5 years!
  • Talking to a friend about my ex (the only guy I think I’ve ever truly loved and with whom things ended very badly) and realizing that I’ve reached a stage of full closure. We still talk – checking in on each other or sharing a big life update, (once in a while) but there is no good or bad lingering feeling there.
  • A really nice feedback on one of my brand’s products (Eco-friendly Bamboo Razor) on Amazon totally made my day since I spend a lot of time on the products and packing the orders too.

What are some things that made you happy this beautiful fall/autumn? Isn’t October just the best?

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51 Comments Add yours

  1. Ib says:

    Awwnn these are all so sweet and Iโ€™m happy your mental health is getting better๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿค

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you โค

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  2. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Niiice! All wonderful things! Happy birthday!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much, Tamara โค

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        My pleasure! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

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  3. cathyishappy says:

    Soooo good that your mental health is improving. Itโ€™s great to think about all the good things in life and realising you have got closure with your ex is brilliant. Well done!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      For so long I travelled between being mad at him and missing him – and then those feelings just disappeared one day and it feels so so good to be free of the ghost of that relationship! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Wow these are such fab highlights. I LOVE the โ€œgorgeous hairโ€ comment and omg duh of course itโ€™s so true, I LOVE your hair. Iโ€™m not a coffee person but I love an iced chai latte from Starbucks, even in the winter! Have u ever had? Hmmm some of my highlights have been the gorgeous nature walks Iโ€™ve had, baking pumpkin cupcakes, and lots of fun TV shows starting up like season 3 of Succession. Wow your highlights are WAY better than mine! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! โค I've had a love-hate relationship with my hair most of my life. I always envied them straight hair girls and used to spend hours straightening my hair only to have them go all frizzy and crazy. But I've finally reached a point where I LOVE LOVE my hair. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The weather warrants walks in nature!!! I've never had pumpkin cupcakes – actually till very recently I didn't even like pumpkin. But I think with the right spices, I can imagine the cupcakes being amaze!!

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      1. Yeah the cupcakes had this nutty brown butter icing too. And yeah cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom maybe. Yum! Yea I understand about the hair and Iโ€™ve always had straight hair and have always LOVED wild and chaotic curls and waves and was always envious of girls who had that ha! Itโ€™s just so goddessy to me ๐ŸŒบ Iโ€™m glad u came to peace with it either way. Youโ€™re gorgeous even tho I know hearing that makes u cringe! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  5. nushhe says:

    nice! even little things make us happy in lifeโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ loved this post! even I talked to my friends abt my ex lolz๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ with whom things ended bad too

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yesss – it is always the little things that matter but we’re always so fixed on the big things!
      Hahaha – all of us girls!! I literally just got my friend to join the gym with me to get over her ex (who was such a jerk)!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. nushhe says:

        Ok m a lil small to go to gym๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but I started my lawn tennis classes again๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š it indeed feels gud. and I really feel happy since that was my first experience.

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  6. lgopinath says:

    I love the colourful layout of your homepage. And of course the variety of topics on your blog…versatile!!
    I am new to blogging and blog on my travel experiences at

    Travel-along.in


    Do check it out….give me some suggestions to make mine colourful…ha ha

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha! Thank you! Will definitely check it out.

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  7. Great list of happiness! I have been enjoying warm apple cider, getting extra time with my aging dog, watching field hockey and soccer games, and being able to help out at my daughter’s school.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Warm apple cider – such a fun drink for fall.
      Aww, dogs are the best kind of family members. My family and I have been on the fence about adopting a dog. Hopefully soon!
      It is kind of nice seeing life go back to normal across the globe.

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  8. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    What a lovely balance of nice happenings. I love that one of the things that made you happy was the nice Amazon review and that you put genuine time and good feeling into your work. Sending a bit of happiness out into the world. Such a positive, uplifting post!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! I really want to appreciate people who spread positivity with compliments and reviews. โค

      Have a good weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Nehal Jain says:

    Di, your hair is goals ๐Ÿคฉ!!!!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank youuuuu โค

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  10. Deepika says:

    October happens to be my birthday month as well. It’s these little things that make us happy in life. Even I’ve never been a big fan of star bucks. But yes their hot chocolate is awesome.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Happy Birthday to you (belated or in advance)!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Starbucks is so overrated but their hot chocolate in Delhi winters = perfection. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Juliette says:

    Oh I love this post and all the positivity! Celebrating small wins is an amazing way to feel grateful for all the things we have, and this positivity also reflects on the ones who read you! ๐Ÿ˜Š I would say that realising that you are at a closure with regards to your ex (especially if things didn’t end up so well) is an incredible thing, and I’m genuinely happy for you that you reached that stage, as I know how hard things can be some time… So congrats and I hope there will be many more small and big things that make you happy in the upcoming weeks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww, thank you so much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Getting closure after a bad break up is so so difficult – but it is funny how it happened
      some time in the recent past and I never realized it, till my friend talked to me about him.

      Wishing you the same – many small and big happy moments! โค

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  12. Your happy highlights were very uplifting to read in the middle of my day!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yayay! Thank you! Wishing you a happy weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Pannaga says:

    I was really happy this month too! Love this post!! It’s filled with positivity, and I really needed it now. Brought a smile on my face!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I think autumn and winter is the best time – it is so beautiful that it automatically makes us a little happier. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wishing that your month continues to be happy and that the next one is even better.

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  14. SamSahana says:

    Aww the review is so sweet indeed! I can see why it made you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Well done ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your hair is gorgeous indeed ๐Ÿฅฐ Happy Birthday, and I hope you had a great time ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฅณ

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  16. 1. itโ€™s officially flannel season so I get to wear all of my SOโ€™s flannel.

    2. midterms are going great and I might just make it out of this semester with my sanity

    3. SCARY MOVIES ON EVERY PLATFORM, so my family has been having weekly movie nights to watch horror movies/ shows

    4. my best friend came to town for work so I got to spend some QT with her

    5. my exercise and healthy eating has been paying off and iโ€™m down almost 10lbs from the end of August – hopefully the holidays donโ€™t undo this progress ๐Ÿคฃ

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  17. joannaesl says:

    I stumbled upon this blog post by complete accident and I truly loved it. What a positive way to start the day! Hope your November will be as optimistic and successful as your October ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. oneday@atime says:

    The pumpkin spice cold brew tastes like literal heaven. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  19. Felt so happy reading each point. Plus, your hairs are truly lovely! โค๏ธ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Even, I had a bad ending in a past relationship. Although it ended three years ago, I took almost 1ยฝ years to heal. But at some time, those things made me happy and now I’m happy I am happily moved on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Mine ended 4 years back and it took a while to get over since – it was a messy ending! But even after moving on – I always felt bitter or sad about that relationship. But now it doesn’t matter at all – so wuhu! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Life always have better plans. Cheers๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ

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  21. bosssybabe says:

    There’s nothing like realizing you’re finally over an ex you had been holding a flame for.. It’s like being freed from prison!

    Favourite thing in October for me is the upcoming holidays on the horizon! While I’m not a huge fan of Christmas (the actual holiday), I am a huge family person and I love seeing all my family between October and January ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I so get you – hanging out with extended family, eating fun food and just everyone being in a festive mood is so so great!
      Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

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      1. bosssybabe says:

        Yea we celebrate in October here ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Oh yeah, I remember Robin telling the gang in HIMYM. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. Happy birthday! It seems we share the month, too. Reall glad you were able to have a getaway and receive all these nice presents. I hope the next year is better for you!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yess, same sun sign – no wonder we get a long so well! โค

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  23. Wonani says:

    I love all this for you. You have beautiful hair!

    Itโ€™s nice to hear that your mental health is improving.
    Also, I wish Starbucks was more affordable because then they would be taking all my money! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    All the best with the gym and a big yaaayyyy for the lovely review on Amazon.

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  24. Happy birthday dear

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. You’re welcome

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  25. Nicely written your October moments

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