About 30 to 50 percent of happiness is genetically determined;
about 10 to 20 percent reflects life circumstances (such as age, gender, health, marital status, income, occupation);
and the rest is very much influenced by the way we think and act.
(Gretchen Rubin in her book “Happier at Home”).
Anybody agrees with Gretchen Rubin’s research-based-thought? 😉
Bahagia itu relatif. Bentuk relativitas yang sangat tergantung pada standar tertentu yang dibuat setiap orang. Bisa sama dan mungkin banget berbeda.
As a good food lover, I always have this urge to explore food ranging from small booths, cafes to (sometimes) fancy restaurants. Back to my college-time memories, one of the unforgettable cafes was d’Risol. It was a place in Bandung where my love for oxtail soup grew.
In life, one long journey, many phases are encountered.
Phases of life.. each with different kinds of roads, intersect one another.
At the intersection, one road leads to another…. and yet, you are clueless, in a way, guessing which road to choose, where this road would take you, how this road would end, and what kind of phase you would face afterwards.
Three years ago, we’re welcoming you with hearts full of blessing. You’re born in an induced labor after we’d waited anxiously for days at home since the latent phase of dilatation. Hence, I thank Allah who has sent us a beautiful healthy baby girl. Almost everyone, including the nurses at the hospital, said that you’re a calm, peaceful, and untroubled baby – that was also one of the reasons we named you Sakina :).Continue reading “To My Dearest Alma on Your 3rd Birthday”→