I was getting ready for my evening clinic. It was quite cloudy outside.I was praying that I could reach clinic before rain starts. As I dislike driving in rain.

I skipped my evening tea so that I could quickly get into my car and start my journey. As I was wearing my shoes to leave, I noticed on the balcony that it started drizzling. I did not want to get wet, I left my house immediately.

As soon as I got out of the lift in the basement my worst fear became true, it started pouring heavily. I have to take a small walk in the open from the basement to the car which was parked under a shade.

I was waiting at the edge of the basement for rain to slow down so that I could walk to my car. I was watching people around me who were rushing into the basement from an open area to save themselves from rain. That moment I saw a girl maybe around five or six years standing in the open with her red umbrella.To my surprise next moment she removed her umbrella over her head and was holding it upside down. She was trying to collect rainwater in the bowl of her umbrella and while doing so she was getting wet but was enjoying each and every moment of it.She was trying to collect each and every drop possible.

It was so mesmerizing to see this girl enjoying the rain that for the moment I forgot that I have to leave for clinic. I realized that I was trying to save myself from a few drops of rain and here this girl is getting drenched and not moving a inch. Seeing this made me so calm and it made me think how I get bothered by small things, even by so natural event like rain. Sometimes accepting things as they are is the most liberating and beautiful act we can do in some situations.

By this time rain slowed down. I started walking towards my car. I was walking slower than my normal pace so that I could feel the rain on my face, I was no longer worried about getting wet , that girl has changed me. I started my drive to work, but throughout the evening I had a smile on my face. Rain.. rain….. come again!!


Saurabh KumarAugust 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Good story Dr Saurabh. Time for us all to slow down and enjoy the smaller things

Saurabh KumarAugust 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

That very moment has to be enjoyed in every possible way ???

Saurabh KumarAugust 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Very good story. “Sometimes accepting the things as they are is the most liberating and beautiful act” is the most beautiful sentence and very well expressed..

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