It was a colorful day with a spark and sense of longing of those good old days we all once spent. And yet it was fine how things were now. They had stability in its grip. But when I look back, I realize now I have the ability to differentiate. The vision so clear as crystal. And now…all I do is smile. With joy and happiness. Yes, I agree there were difficulties. But they were worth it; I learnt my life lessons. Now I realized it. There’s more to learn, there’s more to enjoy, there’s more to TRAVEL!, there’s more to ponder upon, there’s more to discover!
Closing her diary entry of a past, she smiled to herself, keeping a stray lock behind her ear. She got up from her seat and started her way home with her big bag of donuts.
She handed two donuts to each of the destitutes she came across, with a smile.
There was this man who was walking the same path far behind her, and, intriguingly, watched her actions. Unable to keep his curiosity, he came to her in a nonchalant manner and started the talk with casual formal greetings and lastly asked his question, “Just out of curiosity, why are you giving away food today of all the days? You’re not even new at this place.”
She smiled and replied. She also knew why he came up to her to start a talk with her. “I had a bad day at work today. And coincidentally, no one even smiled at me today, busy with their tasks, or dealing with their problems, it was so pathetic to watch. People mending their bruises alone, which made me sadder. And so, I did this today so that I could earn some heart filled smiles. It made me so happy, it improved my day and see how gleefully happy I am!”
Stunned. The person was stunned. He couldn’t form words. He kept staring at her for minutes. Coming back to senses, he further commented, “All these efforts to attain happiness. You sure are a optimist. I salute you!” She was getting late. “Thank You!, I gotta get going, it was nice knowing you.” “You too, see you around!”
Their paths changed and they headed their ways. A motivating excerpt from her diary, number of smiles, one less stranger, a happy comment. Well, that was life about a day was about!
Hello! Happy 2020! Welcome to my first blog of this year! Loved writing this piece; it took amalgamation of many handful stories to this one. And it was enchanting to write this one… Hoping you tell me how this one came out. Have a good day!