Like almost 3 weeks back, I promised my blog I’d celebrate its 2nd birthday in style. Some style that turned out to be! I never even came back to it 😉
Life was hectic, filled with anticipation, dread, excitement, tension. Now, it’s all settled. I’m happy. It’s going to be a new life.
C (Customer): Do you sell smiles?
SK (shopkeeper): Yes. But they’re quite costly.
C: Ah, not a problem! Please give a box of them to that lady there; it’s on me!
SK: Oh, sorry! You’re not the first to try…but I never have any that fits her!
So, does a smile cost a lot, really? Or, is it just a matter of no-size-fits-some?
Been wondering about this for a while now. There is this neighbour of mine, at whom I’ve smiled a million times — without fail, everytime, she turns around and hurries into her house.
Either its my buck teeth which she isn’t too impressed with; or her smiles are damn expensive and she knows I cannot afford one ever in my life!
Well, I’ve never bitched about her on her face (not even to other neighbours), never made faces at her, never tried to flirt with her husband, never tried to make her kid shoot her with his plastic gun…so I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why I get such a cold response to one little, innocent smile.
It’s been 9 months, now. But well, irrespective of all that, I still smile at her every single time. It’s a simple principle I follow: It’s always there, right under my nose, and it costs me nothing! So, why forget it’s there?? Well, I believe there’s always a smile at the end of a 14-muscle stretch! 😉
P.S.: Well, to those whom it matters: I do not have buck teeth — I smiled at my maid’s kid today and she didn’t look scared…not a bit!)
Very little had been happening in life to be ecstatic about — of course, I’m generally a happy soul, so it takes unbelievably lovely news/things that’ll make me feel like I’m feeling now — about to burst with happiness!
What do you think could be better than a mail (comment, in this case) from a friend you’d thought you ‘lost’, saying:
I need yu beside me no matter what(I/Yu) do, for I kno il never find another yu…..;)
Jaya, I just cannot tell you how happy I am….how happy those words have made me. I had almost given up on being forgiven…and while I never expressed it much, it used to tear me apart that you’d lost that ‘connection’ with me! But now! Wow! I…I love you! 😀 I am just so happy! 🙂
For all you people who gave me consolation, chided me and assured me “it’ll all be ok” when I wept about what it takes to lose a friend…here’s what she said…here’s how she forgave 🙂 Yey!
Its not everyday that you get a friend who thinks like you, acts like you, eats like you, sleeps like you, talks like you and what not like you… But when you know the other person like yourself, its hard to be angry with the other person for long. But when you do get angry, its even harder to get over it…. Cos, for my wedding I dint really care about the 1000-2000 ppl who came ter (I din even kno half of them). And above all my friends it was yu who mattered the most, cos it wos yu who i told first when I went bonkers for the guy, yu wer te first person to kno when the dates go t fixed for te wedding and yu wer te first person I expected to be at my home b4 te weddin. ……….…………………But I also know that I was tooo rude to you even though you tried a lot of ways to make it up. But I guess wot tey say bt time healing is true Cos I just wnt to say I am all over it now and I am reelly SORRY for being so rude. Im taking back all tat I said n yur still my best friend.
Cos like te song goes,’I need yu beside me no matter what(I/Yu) do, for I kno il never find another yu…..;)I kno im bein a lil mushy here, but I don care.Lov yu loads diiii….;);)
I’m just so so soooo happy today, that I could even be convinced into liking Bangalore! 😉