Monday, May 19, 2014
Surprises are better than promises
It’s fun to get something free. More so,as a surprise.And that too w/t you even knowing who made that gesture.
Something similar happened to us on a Saturday gone by . We were dining in Jaipur and it was a beautiful sight with the outdoor seating overlooking the JLN street and candle lit tables all around. Perfect setting .
Once we were through our meal and asked for the cheque our server informed that the same was already paid. And I was like – really? How ? And the sort of questions that run in your head.
For the curious creatures that we are ( both of us ) we went up to the manager and asked him what exactly happened. He smiled and said that someone settled our bill and also left a short note for us .
‘ Someone ‘ here , we found out later was a lady not sure on who she was or her age or why in the world she would pay for our dinner . The note was something that set us thinking . It was handwritten and read as below :
At times in this life , we often forget the small happiness that life bestows upon us each day . Today , as I saw you two I just felt you were indeed celebrating a moment . May be we won’t ever meet or may be we would but I thought why not make you smile a bit more and hence the gesture . It’s not about the money being paid for its all about making you think that surprises are a part of life and we must take time to cherish them . May be someday, you too will pass this on in a way you feel best.
Enjoy the evening!
I am still searching for words and by way of this post I am wanting to thank the lady whom I call as the smiling lady . Not many think of such small steps which have such an impact .Often , we don’t realize the value and the power of these small steps . People , who say the world is filled with not so nice people have actually not got a chance to meet the real nice ones .
I smiled all through the way back home and then back to Delhi . It was a thought which is still on my mind and I am sure will continue for sometime . Would have been great if I could have met her in person and thanked her for giving us this wonderful moment .
This also relates back to the fact that often we complicate life so much that we forget that so many people who love us and care for us are no longer with us . The simple reason to this is because of our attitude. Remember , there is a limit to amount of hard work people will put in for you . You rarely find such people who go the extra mile since they genuinely care for you . And we , for the humans we are take them for granted . And then we are left all alone with our own self realizing what we have lost.
Not everyone gives you a second chance and not all things in life should be dependent upon chances. Life cannot be lived alone with family and friends . It’s easier said than done but after all for the believer I am , what is yours will be yours but you need to make a genuine effort. If you really want someone in your life go all out and ensure that you give your 100% . I am sure , basis my own experiences you will get what you want and more so the best .
-We- here is me and a dear friend . May be more than a friend .....