Wet Spell!

He thanked the rains! He was grateful that he forgot as usual to carry umbrella today.

There was a smile on his face, although being completely drenched. One could sense his joy.

A Passerby, clad in raincoat from head to toe, felt envy about him.

Yes, he was happy without a doubt.

The things had turned out in his favor after such a desperate wait. He could hardly contain the emotions. And unlike his usual self, he was shedding tears of joy for the first time in life. He was experiencing success after a very long time.

His conviction had ultimately borne a fruit. His faith was reinstated.

His thirst for the wet spell appeared to last forever…

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Solitary path

 

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

I have very few friends due to my introvert nature. I tend to be very possessive about my friends, though. I came across above quote and felt like I was positively reminded about true quality of a friend.

When I dig deeper to understand, probably it suggests that one should be able to empathize, instead of demanding explanations from the friends during their tough times. Certain wounds can only be healed by time. What’s truly desired out of us, is just to be there!

Get Set Go…

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I was concerned when my wife proposed to enroll our 5-year-old daughter into a roller skating class. First thing that came to my mind was that she’s too young! But so are the other kids who have already completed beginner stage in the class. What if she falls down? Of course, that’s how I learnt to ride a bicycle in my childhood. Okay, fine! But this isn’t necessary as in ‘mandatory’. Perhaps it’s important still…

Well, I have been extra cautious all through my life not to get into any troublesome situation on my own. Given this attitude, I find myself taking a backseat when it comes to dealing with risky propositions. Despite knowing that there might be possibility of huge gains, I tend to opt for a conservative route.

Upon introspection, I felt, this is a chance to improve a little on the attitude part that my daughter has inherited.

She will definitely learn how to maintain Balance. More importantly, she will acquire the skill to know about her weaknesses, if any, and to apply her strengths to surpass those. Like, she will utilize her nimbleness to move ahead though her lower weight shall not aid so much in gaining momentum!

She won’t recognize all this the way I’m expressing here. My point is that such experiences will be registered in her subconscious mind and shall help her in future.

For now, she is just enjoying the fun as if she is floating in air. She is smiling, and so the new class is worth it!

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