Friday, October 21, 2005

The little things in life

Have you ever wondered how the little things in one’s day can brighten it up and give it a whole new perspective? Today started out as a really bad day. It was dark and gloomy when I left home and by the time I reached work it was pouring cats and dogs. And by some strange twist of fate I could not find my umbrella in my bag (either lost it or left it at home). Which meant I arrived at work wet and angry and totally not wanting to work.

And then I ran into Joe. Joe is the security guard at the building that I work in. He is a tall, well-built African American guy somewhere in his 60s who is in charge of checking our Ids and our bags and making sure that everyone walks through the metal detector before entering the building. Now there are five or six other security guards who take turns at watching the main entrance. However Joe is the one that I hope will be there every morning because he is one of the nicest persons I have met. Joe always has a smile and a warm and friendly greeting for anyone who walks in. He has something nice to say to everyone and I have never seen him in a bad or sulky mood. With one smile that lit up the whole room he called out to me and said something comforting and nice that was enough to dispel all my gloom and bring a song into my heart again. And it made me wonder how some people were made to be nice and how having them in your life could bring joy and happiness and make life so beautiful.

Thank you Joe for making this very wet and dismal Friday morning special and meaningful.

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Blogger satchisgod said...

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4:37 PM  
Blogger Grafxgurl said...

yeah.. i like people liek that too.. who go out of their way constantly to make others feel acknowledged...

glad youre that kind of person who recognizes that in people

:)

2:59 AM  
Blogger Rimi said...

the joes of the world...here's wishing to having more of 'em around...

11:48 AM  
Blogger jaded said...

these people who live to make others smile(or so it seems) are so rare...
you are lucky to know one and i am very lucky to have one for a best friend:-)

1:26 PM  
Blogger Point 5 said...

..u forgot to quote Joe's nice words in ur post....

10:12 PM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

I swear.. sometimes a small gesture or a tiny word can bring so much joy to life, that you then start wondering why we cant have more of those!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Prerona said...

isnt it amazing how such small things can make such a big difference?

9:24 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

it always amazes me how lil gestures by unknown people give us moments of tender joy that we somehow dont register in our mind but it all makes us happy - even if its just for a moment

8:03 PM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

yes it is pretty amazing. And Sagnik it's good to see you in this part of the world again :))

9:24 AM  
Blogger Rohan Kumar said...

This should remind us to keep doing our bit to be try and have that certain Joe in all of us

12:50 PM  
Blogger satchisgod said...

Nice post:)

3:43 PM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

oh i thought you stopped blogging ever since your other blog disappeared :(

4:39 PM  
Blogger Rimi said...

hey m! long time, no posts? so, maybe you'd like to join our calcutta blog? send me your mail id so i can send you an invite. even if you don't, may i at least copy-paste your cal related articles with a link to your blog???

8:53 AM  
Blogger Gamesmaster G9 said...

Hey thanks. Your post is up on the 55 word blog. Sorry it took so long.

6:04 PM  
Blogger totti said...

Cool. have been here sometime back. Yeah, it is always a great thing to have people like around you.If you are like joe, you have more the reason to smile.!

3:54 PM  

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