Was she still there in the city?
I began to wonder is it worth all this
At last I found
There are days in our lives where we come to wonder about all the things which went wrong in Life, we tend to sometimes question our existence, blame ourselves or other for all the problem. That is the time when our mind chatter box at its best. It was one such day, I was walking home for lunch lost in thought with too many things in my mind and suddenly it happened.
It is very difficult to say how the particular incident happened, it was like a flash. It came and went away.
Sulking in my thoughts, arguing about life walking on a path full of people I say a ray of hope. She was like a lightning bolt; first came her smile and then her thunderous laugh and it conquered me. I stopped walking. She was waiting for her parents outside a coffee shop who were dropping her home after school hours. She must be 6 or 7 years old. Her smile was like a fresh breeze on that warm day. She looked at me and I smiled back and she laughed out again. I suddenly realized that i had to hurry back to work and that’s when we mentally parted.
I was lucky enough to spot her on my way for lunch for next few days and then she stopped coming. It was mini vacation time, that’s what my colleagues told me back at work. I started to wonder “Was she still there in the city?”
Seeing her on daily basis, I used to wonder of what we have lost, the smiles on our faces, the spontaneous bursts of laughter at any silly thing. Is this the price which we are paying for growing up, doing jobs, and going being material things more than what we want?
Many question were arising in my mind and I began to wonder is it worth all this effort on day to day basis. I made peace with myself long time back and was in sync with my life but things change, that’s what life is all about – “Change”. But the encounter with this kid made me realize that I could be the same old person if I was aware of the tide of change. It is our ability to accept and adapt to a situation which might bring us peace and get in touch with our inner child.
At last I found the secret, don’t know how long this inspiration would last but for now I am at peace.
We all do get such sudden bursts of inspiration in our lives from sources which are totally unexpected, and to such unknown influences I would bow down and thank them for teaching and seeding ideas which makes our world better.
Always smile and help others, who may know how many people you may inspire by your actions.