That night I had a weird dream (I am not sure if I should call it weird). GODji came to my dream and chatted with me for quite sometime.
Me - Namaste GODji.
GODji – Bless you son. So how are you?
Me - I am fine.
GODji – Really!! You don’t look fine. You don’t seem to be happy these days. You have stopped smiling also.
Me - Yes GODji. Kuch tension chal rahi hai aaj-kal. You toh know everything naa??
GODji – You are not the first person to have some problems. Problems are an integral part of life. You know it very well. It doesn’t mean that you will stop smiling, stop being happy.
Me - But with all this how can I smile and be happy?
GODji – Just remember one simple thing. Peaceful surroundings cannot create happiness in you. But your happiness can create peaceful surroundings for you and others around you. So live happily, start smiling no matter whatever the situation is. You can never know how much good a simple smile can do.
Me - Ya I understand but……..
GODji – There is no place for if’s and but’s in this. If you will be sad, seeing you the people around you, your loved ones, your friends will feel bad, they will be sad. One should even have the capability to laugh at himself. Those who cannot laugh at themselves leaves the job to be done by others.
Me - (Puzzled)
GODji - The world’s happiest person never gets all the best things around him. He just makes the best of what he gets. And there is no reason for you to be sad. You have always got the best- best family, best education, best buddies.
Me - GODji you know what?? You are right. I have always got the best.
GODji – Ya I know, I am always right. Son, smile and the world smiles with you, laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and the world laughs at you louder.
If you have decided to be happy, no one can stop you and if you have decided to be sad, no one can help you. It’s all in the mind. Time never remains the same. You have got just one life son. You cannot afford to waste it by being sad and unhappy.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS……………….
GODji signs off with this leaving me wondering about it.......