Rain rain go away

7.35 a.m. – It was raining heavily. It rained the whole night. Shree, a 20 year old girl, loved rains, but not today. She was already late for leaving for her classes. Being late was not her. She hated to miss the time and especially when she was to attend a lecture. People as students take care of their image when it comes to teachers and being punctual was one of them. It was not completely her fault to be late though. Last night movie and late night gossips with her mom and sister made her sleep long.

8.05 a.m. – While combing and gulping down milk, her mother packed her tiffin and kept in her bag and while she was cursing about getting late as now she will have to ask a rikshaw to drop by her class, she checked her purse for enough money and left her house. She ran down the stairs, impatient to wait for the lift, opened her umbrella and started walking towards rikshaw stand, big steps and saving herself from puddles and water splashes of other vehicles.

8.15 a.m. – She could notice from a distance that the rikshaw stand was deserted. She waited for any other rikshaw to pass by. Rikshaw passed but were carrying passengers and did not stop in rain. She fidgeted. She asked God for help. She thought of God who was her companion and would always listen, at least someone to talk to when no one’s around! She started getting wet as it rained heavily and her umbrella was only good enough to save her hair from getting wet. The cars and bikes passed and she realised there is no way of help, when suddenly it striked her to ask for a lift.

8.27 a.m – She shyly stretched her hand out to ask for lift and was unsuccessful for the first two attempts. But on the third time, which she had decided would be her last if no one stops, a lady passed by her and she felt her heart sink as all hopes of reaching the class on time despite the rain swept away with rain. But then she heard a horn.. Two beeps.. She looked in the direction of sound.. And it was that lady who just passed, paused after crossing her and wanted to help her, by offering a lift. Shree was delighted to see that someone wanted to help her. She was no less than God to her, who not only stopped and offered for help, but divine coincidence was that the lady’s office was near her class, and that lady dropped her to her class. Shree reached the class very well in time.

No words or expression were enough that day to express her gratitude for that lady. Shree is grateful to God to have helped her in the rain.

We are sometimes caught up in a situation, from where we find ourselves difficult to move forward, we are stuck, unable to draw conclusions, unable to find reasons. However trust God, he has made plans for us. He knows when not to stop a rikshaw as he has arranged a better lift for you..

Trust and be grateful!

Humanity spreads happiness!

Happy to share a recent incident witnessed.

Me and my husband were returning from our friend’s place after it was confirmed that India was going to lose against England in WC 2019 (India’s first loss in the 5 matches it played).

It rained heavily after 7 pm.. Just after we finished our bhajiya party, awaiting rain! The heavy rain in Vadodara flooded the small streets and drainage systems failed as soon as they can and streets were clogged with water.. Water water everywhere.. From sky to land.

This rain is a cheerful event for farmers, happy change of atmosphere for people with homes and roof. This I say so because the same rain is messy and irritating for the poor and unsheltered people. This includes the bikers or people on two wheelers (temporarily unsheltered) .

One such biker-with his wife and his baby of 3 years approx had an experience of bad luck when his bike stopped to cooperate in struggling against the unstoppable rain and wind. He was pushing the bike through the right side of the road, followed by his wife and baby which led to slow movement of cars on the road . Unaware of the same, we honked on the car ahead of ours, which moved slowly, understood the biker’s situation and offered his wife and baby to sit on the backseat of the car.

The biker seemed relieved in an instant and his wife smiled from ear to ear as the car saved her baby in the rain. This just brought an instant smile to our faces too and restored our faith in humanity.

Such incidents help getting better sleep at night and ofcourse radiates powerful positive energy around you.

Moral of the story – Keep helping, keep motivating, you never know who gets inspired by observing your actions. Watch your actions and make a difference.