I got out of house around 8:15 , Malad west to reach a place roughly by 8:40 in Andheri west. And even before I was out of the house there was this thought fleeting through my head that I was late. I kept saying ter my self ” GO GO GO “. And just as I slammed the door shut and went out, I said darn I ‘m running late. I reached the lift I pressed the button but it was too late and saw it passing by in front of me. Darn! Alright! I also realised, I had forgotten my helmet. I rushed back picked the helmet and got out; all in a jiffy. STOP! I stopped made a silent prayer for a pleasant journey ahead. I waited for the lift and got down. The Mind got calmer as each floor was passed. So from 5th floor to the ground, it was a countdown of sorts. I got out of the lift(there were two doors ter open) , saw the guard was not present at his seat.
My eyes went towards the grill, it was slightly open. I mean very slight and three little children (aged around 4 or 5) were pushing the grill away with all their effort taking turns.Not a heavy grill but fer the kids it must ve been a task. They looked in no hurry and were patiently at it. The patience and perseverance in them was worth noting. I helped them move it, the last bit. The content smiles on their faces having accomplished a task was enough ter calm my anxious mind. Reaching late was not a worry any more.
I had a very pleasant journey. There was no traffic. I reached at 8 :35. !!
Stay Calm , and Smile 🙂