#MondayMusings: Lessons from experience

Just watching the sky from the terrace
When I woke up in the morning last Saturday, I was happy.
Weekends means time away from work and yeah beginning from the Monday of the
week, I just wait for the weekends to come. Sometimes I do have plans for the
weekend, but most times I don’t. Since I was sick the previous weekend, I’d
decided that I would at least do something productive this time around. I had a
long list of things to do. Posts to be written, comments to be responded to,
blog hopping, deciding on my theme for the A to Z challenge, searching for
ideas to decorate my new desk at work and so on. But then I couldn’t.
Barely had I woken up and had my breakfast, the power went
off! Oh summer is here and so are the power cuts, I thought. I thought of going
back to sleep for another hour as that is the usual duration of power cuts. One
hour. One turned two and so on. Finally the power was restored. After 8 hours.
In that duration, I went from being unhappy, to irritated, to going crazy. But
then I just calmed down. There was nothing that I could do. Things wouldn’t go
according to my plan. There was something that I could do.
Reading! I read for most part of the day. I was so used to the
Air Conditioning in office that sitting by the window and reading while
enjoying the cool breeze blow felt like an all new experience. And when it was
evening, I just sat on the terrace reading. Turning page after page, devouring
the stories has always been the best of my hobbies. And this time I did just
that. I hadn’t found enough time to read all these days owing to my busy
schedule. As the evening progresses, I watched the sun go down and saw the sky
painted in different hues. Once I had calmed down and made an alternate plan,
my day didn’t seem bad at all. In fact it felt like one of the best days.
I learned a lot of things from this experience. First,
sometimes things aren’t under our control and in such situations rather than
freaking out, it is better to calm down and think with a cool mind. Plans may
not always materialize, but it is we who have make the best of the unplanned
things because sometimes there is beauty in spontaneity. Sometimes we need to
look at the nature around us- we always have a friend in nature. It may be the
cool breeze that calms you down, the magnificent skies that make you be in awe
of its beauty, the birds that will just give you company, the rustle of the
leaves, the sweet scent of the flowers. Nature is full of surprises. Sometimes
just a walk in nature can make you feel happy. 

Linking this post to Monday Musings at Everyday Gyaan.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary Hill says:

    Wow, you make me more grateful for my lights, air, and water here in the states. I don't live in Flint, Michigan, and my water is clean. I stay so busy on my computer that I would be like you: out of sorts. I haven't read a good fiction book in a month though. If our power goes out, I am not going to freak out because I can catch up my reading. I hope your power stays on more than off.

    1. reemwrites says:

      I hope I don't have to face such situation again. Thank you for the tweet 🙂

  2. Mary Hill says:

    Hi, I tweeted too: https://twitter.com/MaryHill16/status/706954545742671873 Could not find your twitter handle.

  3. Wonderful capture of the sky !!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Vasantha 🙂

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