A few years ago during my MBBS days in Pune, I was sitting having breakfast at a popular joint when a
group of 4 foreigners walked in.
Observing their behavior pattern was amazing. A great learning lesson from the teacher called life.
The entire group was sporting tilaks over their forehead, wearing coloruful Indian attire (kurta's by
the men, salwar-kameez by the women) and had long unwashed hair. It was as if they had just stepped
out into society after years of pilgrimage.
Their nuances seemed like entertainment for the crowd of local chaps. Jokes, laughs and comments had already flooded the air.
They seemed completely oblivious of what was happening around them. Engrossed in enjoying this moment of life, they were like small children in a play ground.
Smiling to those across the table, sharing jokes among themselves, folding their hands to thank a waiter for his service, clicking photos of the food, exclaiming sounds on satisfaction on every morsel of food eaten... it was a celebration for them.
More they enjoyed, more the people around seemed annoyed. More they celebrated, more the jokes, taunts and comments passed around.
The whole "spectacle" continued for 20 minutes. They walked out thanking the owner for the good food and great service.
No sooner had they left, the chaos seemed to settle and it was back to people shouting at the waiter, complaining on the deteorating food quality and cribbing about the work day ahead.
Don't wait for someone to come and teach you how to be happy - Celebrate every moment of Life... Thats the mark of a Truely enlightened individual.
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