With my recent book in hand and my customary collection of songs playing in the background, I was on the way to office this morning – one of the many usual days on the same road. The little green plants, the busy temples, the traffic congestion – it were all the same as any other day of the 1000 odd days I would have traveled. However, as we approached the office gate, something soothing touched me from behind – a slow b-r-e-e-z-e! Yeah, a nice thing. And then came the big realization that I had not remembered to open the shuttle windows today 🙁
And a striking analogy struck me instantly. That sometimes we do our routine so religiously that we tend to forget to open our windows of life. Not just the windows that take us to opportunities or success but the subtle windows which open us to smaller joys too, many a times.
It was the last week in my college. I was going around the hostel and the college campuses to exchange farewell notes with all my 3-year old buddies. There was this girl whom I had prejudiced in my mind as a haughty character and had stayed away from her for the whole of the 3 years.
And towards the end, in the last week, we happened to strike a casual conversation and lo! what a wonderful person she was! Too simple and an amazingly interesting speaker. Though it was too late to have known her, I could at least realize then the foolishness in pre-stamping somebody like that.
We need a breeze. We need one single conversation to remind us that we are being closed to some little joy without being aware of it. While we can hope for such breezes in our own lives, this post comes to tell you all that be reminded that YOU CAN BE THE BREEZE to somebody else too. We all need reminders and we all can be reminders to each others as well.
Share your everyday little joys and little thoughts to someone you meet or speak, you may never know before in hand which of your words will inspire somebody to open their windows of their days.
Simply, be the breeze!
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