It was a fine chilly afternoon; after my day was over I was heading back to my apartment when a friend of mine asked me to accompany him to the bank as he had to deposit some cash. Though a lazy and home sick person, still unwillingly I agreed to string along with him. On reaching the bank premises I decided to stay back in his car and asked him to deposit the cash quickly and come back but he insisted me to accompany him.
Yes, there was a female receptionist and she was beautiful too. She was answering the phone call, guiding the people, attending the numerous queries, but she was blind, even I too was dumbstruck, when I learnt it the first time.
Though this was an over shadowed incident and may be like every other person I too had overlooked it, if not given it a deep thought. But, the simple incident compelled me to think, it taught me a lesson that I am sharing with all my readers.
Every time we are being entangled in problems, we start complaining and cursing our lady luck but the receptionist in the bank made me realize that yes people are living in much worse state than us, still they are leading a better life. Life is full of ups and downs, surprises and consists of various colors.
One moment we giggle with happiness and other brings sorrows. At some point we long for success and at the other we are successful. Amidst all feelings life continues to flow and we continue to live with hopes of new color, bright colors of happiness and expecting a new motion to take us high…high above.
Then where lies the difference?? Why some are always showered with happiness and others can’t help themselves shedding tears?? I feel that difference lies in the mentality and the way we introspect ourselves. It’s true that happiness is short-lived, but it’s the hope of happiness that keeps one smiling.
Hope makes the real difference. With every sun set, another day flies of our life. We never know whether we would see the rising sun of the next day. Still, we continue to smile and live in the joy with hopes of a new beginning, a better tomorrow. It’s hope that keeps us alive.
Living is not just about being alive physically, but it’s also about enjoying every moment of your aliveness. Someone has very rightly said, “Don’t add days to life, add life to days”. We die when hope dies.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies,”- Andy Dufresne's letter to Red from the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Stop complaining and start living. Hope for every good thing to happen, if nothing is good than try to find a way to change it.
Lastly, sharing this extract from my diary I can just hope that you find your hopes and make your life beautiful. Life is what we make it. You can make your ordinary life extraordinary. Do what you love and love what you do.