But, night was very disturbing… Anxiety and sadness had hovered over my heart, and I was sleepless late into the night.
Yes, you should never go to bed with bitter arguments, with any one. Yes, with any one. I had broken this rule and I was paying for it with my deprived sleep!
But then, when I rose this morning, the first thing I did was:
“Lord, help me remain calm… Help me see the brightness through the day.”
This came to me just naturally…
I was yearning for peace…
I was yearning for a ‘coming home’!
At 7 in the morning, I received my first message on the cellphone.
“Good morning sir. Just a reminder:
Paper distribution on Friday at 10.
Have a great day!”
A week ago, I had asked my students to remind me of the paper-distribution before Friday… and, here was Maanvi, my student, doing it with her smiley… That was the first message this morning… A happy one.
I instantly sent my reply:
“Thank you Maanvi…
It was so kind of you…
Have a great day,too.”
I felt good with that!
As I stepped out of our gate, Akshay, one of my dear friends’ son, was struggling to get an auto. He was getting late for his college (Second-year Engg) and I was more than happy to give him a lift. When, he got off the auto, he was profusely thankful. “Thank you so much sir… Have a nice day!”
“You too, beta,” I patted Akshay’s back.
I felt good with that!
When I was getting off the auto near my classes, Mona, who has just started working after completing her MSW, exclaimed, “Thank you sir for bringing me an auto… I was struggling to get one for ten minutes… I am late. Thank you.”
“Beautiful dress, Mona,” I complimented. Mona was wearing something exceptionally graceful!
“Thank you sir,” Mona jumped with delight, “Have a great day.”
“You too, Mona,” I wished as the auto drove her fast, and away.
I felt good with that too!
It is past mid-noon, now… I am feeling very, very calm…
God has helped me to be peaceful… to see the brightness through the day!
When night comes, I will not carry bitterness to my bed…
Three young souls have wished me for a great day…
And, I have wished them, too!
The image used in this Post is by Ashok Ahuja. He is a professional Photographer and a very dear friend of mine. He is also one of the founder members of The Dawn Club, and, along with his gifted-artist wife, Sudha, has been helping me, and the Club, right from its inception.