A rainy morning can bring in a lot of changes in our life if we closely observe at things that eventually happen. It’s been just 1 day since I joined at the office. I was walking to my office today morning and in between, it started to rain heavily. A lady, quite in her middle ages was walking in front of me holding her umbrella and since it was raining there were pools of water in roads. A car splashed water and the lady got lots of dirt in her sari she was wearing. Since I was walking behind her, I could observe her instant behavior. She shouted and scolded the guy in the car.
I reached my office and sat in my place, one of my colleagues, also my classmate in college, joined with me at the office. He dropped in and was drenched in rain. He usually came to college in his car and out of curiosity; I asked him how it happened to him. While waiting for the signal to turn green he saw an old lady fainting off with a lunch box in her hand while she waited in the bus stop, he got down from the car to the rain and got drenched. He took her to the hospital.
We went to have breakfast together and we found the canteen lady furious and her sari all wet. Since we were newly joined we had to initiate a chat and so we asked her the reason for her anger, she said she had a fight with her mother that morning and in spite of her fault she scolded her grandmother who stood to calm the whole time. She was thinking about it from morning which made her realize that fighting with her mother made her forget the lunch box and by which she had to shout in the middle of the road to a person who splashed water.
Meanwhile, I found him taking his phone and calling the casualty asking, “What’s the name of the patient?” and he asked the canteen lady whether her grand mom’s name is Lakshmi and she nodded yes. He began narrating the story of how he took the grandmother who fainted, from a waiting shed of the bus stop and on his way he drove fast to take her to the hospital and it made him splash water in a lady’s sari and he couldn’t get down to apologize since he felt the lady in his car required immediate treatment. The canteen lady didn’t know what to do and ran downstairs to the casualty ward. Well, I work in a hospital.
The lady found that her grandmother was all well and she could go home after seeing the doctor. Then the lady started to go back in thoughts to remember what she did that morning. She couldn’t control her tears since she got reminded of the words she used, to shout at her grandmother while she fought. If she would’ve been calm that morning, it wouldn’t have happened.
Now, this is a story to each and every one of us teaching about how karma acts as a boomerang. Well, it’s her anger that made her sari wet. This is how “calm” teaches us lessons. Calmly, it introduces itself to each of us. Do we actually need to get introduced by calm or should we act accordingly by knowing about it from others experience? This is our time to decide!
Have a nice day, you all!