I will smile today.
I broke up with my fiancee a couple of months ago. Since then I had not smiled. I didnt find anything to smile and be happy about. So today I had decided that no matter what, I will find a reason to smile.
So I picked a new dress and got ready for work. A new dress always works wonders but the effect didnt last long.
As soon as I started to book a cab for office, my long trusted cab booking app started having some strange issue and wouldnt let me book the cab! There goes my resolution for the day, I scold myself.
Reluctantly, I took a cab from a different service provider which I never liked since they always came late whenever I had tried booking their cab. Nothing new today. My cab arrived finally after what felt like an eternity of waiting.
I got on the cab and since it was a shared ride, we went to pick our fellow rider. It was close by only but I was so angry that my resolution was not going well that I didnt notice when the rider took the only empty seat in the cab next to me.
When I noticed my co-rider, I recognised him from a couple of my earlier cab rides with my trusted cab provider that betrayed me today. Seeing him in this cab made me feel that he also might have faced the same issue and thats why he took this cab provider.
And because I wanted to vent out my anger on the cab provider for spoiling my resolution, I did something I had never done before-I talked to my co-rider!
I asked him if he also faced the same issue and he said no. He had taken the cab by choice. I was disappointed. Why did this have to happen today?
And as I was lost in my thoughts, he started chatting…asking questions, I also participated. We talked about a lot of things ..chit chat only but it was fun and I didnt even mind when the cab took a longer route.
Finally we arrived at my co-riders destination and he got off. Just before getting off, we got each others name..as a friendly gesture.
I went to my office after that and had a normal day at work.
In the evening while returning from work, I thought about the unexpected way the morning started. It was then that my phone lit up with a new friends request on facebook-my cab friend!
And I smiled.
Afterall, if you want something truly, the whole universe helps you to have it. I wanted to smile. I did smile today….