She liked jumping in the puddles. Not when no one saw. But when everyone was around. She liked singing aloud and grooving to the music right in the middle of a shopping mall. She loved howling and hooting whilst watching a film in the theatre. Her friend tried to stop her but she would ignore him and keep living her life, without breaks.
She picked up small things out of her life and found joy in them. Every evening, after returning from office she played hide and seek with the kids in her society. They loved her. Because she respected them. Kids love that. Kids love it when you become one of them. Tantra was that female who kept shooing away the worries and only faced the joy. She faced the worries as well with a broad smile. The worry would in fact shy away. People thought she was one crazy female and needs to be realistic about life.
All of them were wrong. All these people turned to Tantra when they were in trouble. She helped them without expecting anything in return. She doesn’t know the amount of money she has given her friends when they needed. It came to a point when those friends of hers forgot the money they have borrowed from her and came up, with out of the box excuses to not return it.
That would enrage her. When they needed she was there but then people end up showing their true colours to which Tantra had a simple logic. She just helped an orphan and needs to forget about the money. When people give money to charity, they do not expect that in return.
She pulled out a Drop of Joy to every negative aspect happening in her life. That is the best way to live.
She believes in herself and doesn’t actually care what the world thinks. People sacrifice their dreams wondering what the world would say (Log Kya Kahenge). She was a different breed. She went against the world and found joy in it when she accomplished her dreams. She smiled back at those people who did not believe in her or chided her in the first place.
Life is not just about doing things the way the world wants to do. It’s also about living for yourself for a change. Try doing that. Choose people and only then, make them a part of your life.
Lesser the crowd, lesser the chaos.
More the crowd, more the bullshit.
Tantra never boasted of having a lot of friends. She had very few. But she made them count. People envied her for the same. The stories she had with her friends were special and people ardently listened to them.
And whenever she wanted to show an exaggerated number of friends, she would turn to the kids in her society. They would gather around her just like honeybees flock around a beehive.
You know yourself the best so you own it. Pick up those drops of joy and transform it into an ocean of happiness.
For it’s your life and A smile is the best topping, life can ever ask for.