Life is a journey of moments, good and bad stringed together through a single thread, like a necklace. Each necklace carefully crafted to be different and unique by the master jeweller!
The beads which represent the good parts maybe small or big, it is up to us how we define them, or give importance to them.
So is my life! Mostly filled with routine chores and mundane jobs. However, I might clarify I like routine, normal, mundane life it is safe and secure. That does not mean I don’t have my share of happy beads. This following incident is a small, happy bead which brought humour to my otherwise normal day.
So there is a dad in my world, a dad devoted to the family, a very hardworking dad. Dad tries his best to please everyone, especially his children.
So dad gets ready to go out for work at the same time his kids are getting ready to go to school. Setting an example you see! (A very non-smiling statement by me)
On this particular Thursday dad goes swimming before heading to work, his timings are carefully planned.
But what could dad do if the alarm failed to go off?
So dad got late, very late, embarrassingly late (his swimming coach will glare!).
But still dad went about his business, greeting the children in the morning, helping them with their breakfast and waving them off to school.
Then dad rushed, he usually packed his swimming bag along with his formal wear, shoes and office bag into his car. The routine is to head straight to work from the pool. So there, dad gathered his stuff.
He took all the things. Opened the door of the car and shoved all his stuff inside. The car’s engine was switched on and off went dad.
His first stop the swimming pool.
He got out of the car, opened the car and prepared to take his things as he had to change inside. So, out came the swimming bag, formal wear and .. but where are the shoes? Dad looked and searched frantically. Panic was setting in, the shoes were new and cost a pretty penny. No shoes means a detour back home and time lost!
Exasperated dad looks up and lo! behold! What did he see?
His shoes on the top of the car. All the while it was there, as dad drove from home to the pool.
Dad doubled up with laughter! What a ride?!
By the way, the story does not end here. Dad is late remember! He rushes to the pool, certain to get told off by the coach. What does he find? His coach was absent for that day, not well he was informed by the substitute.
Gratefully dad jumped into the pool.
There, that is my small happy bead. Hope you enjoyed it.