Small pleasures of lifeMan and woman run an endless race in the so-called modern world metros
and no surprise get stressed, depressed or dejected.
What do they do, go on a weekend trip, a shopping spree, join a spiritual leader
and come back recharged, start again only to find themselves where they start.
Stop, do we need a Godman or a leader to tell us we are human?
Do we need to go out of our way to find beauty, joy, love, and happiness?
Look around you with an open mind, small shrubs with beautiful colorful flowers will make you stop and spend a few minutes. Take in its beauty and fragrance.
A few chirping birds, sparrows, and mynas, birds full of energy going on doing their daily activities with a joy. Just sit down in a park and look at the bright sky with clouds and birds flying across.
Look at the neighbor's small dog or puppy that runs around and barks in joy for the little attention that you show, for just touching its head. You don't even have to give a biscuit, it wags its tail.
Look at children running and playing around without any hesitation, look at the face of the little infant smiling at you when it's being carried around by its parents.
Most important, look within your home, you have many friendly faces, parents, grandparents, spouse, children all eagerly waiting to chat with you.
Speak a few words, smile, once in a while get kids an ice cream or some simple sweets or flowers, take them out for a movie or park. You will be surprised how happy they would be and how contented you will be.
Next time when you feel down, don't think of asking for leave, plan an expensive getaway,
Stop, look around you, there are many small things in life that will give us joy, peace, and warmth.
We often miss them, as they are hidden in plain sight.