Simple little things

Serendipity, Simple little things

I hear the chirping of birds as open my eyes when the first rays of the morning sun greet me. I wake up. It definitely is a good morning.Β As I walk, the wind blows ever so gently carrying with it the fragrance of the freshly bloomed flowers.Β There is a nip in the air. But the warmth radiating from the smiles of the people around me, both known and unknown are enough. I’m happy. After a long grumpy day at work the previous day I wasn’t expecting such a pleasant morning. Serendipity?
Staying away from home is never easy. No matter how strong you are, there are moments when loneliness engulfs you. You miss home. Then like magic, your phone rings. “Are you okay, dear?”, says mom on the other end. Serendipity? Or maybe Ma just knows.
One fine day, I decide to just walk with no destination in mind. I look around and try to absorb the sights that greet me. The busy streets, the noisy shops, the never ending sea of people are not my kind of a thing. But I still walk. At the corner, I see a book store. I walk in look around and find a book. Not just any book, it was the one that I was looking for for a while now. Yes, it has to be serendipity.
I look at my phone again. It is a picture. I’ve already looked it a lot of times. But I haven’t able to place it. The face looks familiar as though I’ve known the person all along. But the name doesn’t ring a bell. A known stranger. That is the conclusion I arrive at. But as days pass by, there is no stranger for there is so much in common. We talk. A story begins. Destiny at its serendipitous best!
Life is full of little surprises. But with the way we are leading our lives these days, it is easy to miss these little surprises. It is a pity that we don’t appreciate the serendipity that life gifts us on our journey.
Linking this post to Blog Chatter’s prompt for the week.
Also linking to The Daily Post’s prompt: Simple


25 responses to “Simple little things”

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, Life has a way of surprising us and showing us just what we need. πŸ™‚

  2. Definitely life is beautiful. We just have to believe.Destiny is something that I believe in roo.

  3. Brilliant lyrical description of emotions and places. You are such a powerful story teller:)

  4. Inderpreet says:

    The magical ways of life, Always keeps us guessing.

  5. ʞɐ says:

    I knew you found someone. That mystery date(s) and all.

    Very well written post. Serendipity, indeed. πŸ™‚

  6. Love such moments of serendipity! Beautifully written!

  7. Well done, Wordsmith, well done!

  8. Rajlakshmi says:

    how beautiful πŸ™‚ staying away from home is tough… atleast during the initial days, and then you learn to make the new place home πŸ™‚

  9. Geethica says:

    Very true, Reema. We are so busy in our lives that small little happiness that come our way also makes us thankful and cherished.

  10. Ranjini says:

    You are right, things are so fast these days, there is no time to halt and feel the environment, look around and just be in the present. We are always in the past or the future. We always need that little push. Like the one you gave me to read the blogs πŸ™‚ Like the one you are giving in this post πŸ™‚

  11. kalaravi16 says:

    You are right, living the little pleasures is an art we have left behind. Loved your beautiful take on the prompt Reema.

  12. Neha Jain says:

    Life is full of surprises and serendipitous moments. All we need is to appreciate it.

  13. Loved reading this. Keep blogging

  14. Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don’t want to and when we think we don’t need to.

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