Thursday, June 27, 2013

"A random happy memory!"

Winnie the Pooh my most favorite says "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. " As far as I am concerned the smallest things take up the most room in my heart all the time! There are many memories which are hitting my brain in a surge so I thought to post one from my random collection of "teeny weeny" memories which actually are not so tiny and made me feel special. They still make me feel special when I think of them.

One boring blue Monday morning it was and I walked through the office gates after the routine bag checking was done with disinterest which became a part of my life. I was in no hurry and took long lazy steps towards my building when the lady who checked my bag shouted, "Madam. Show your Id card please." I lazily groped my waist to find the badge and frantically searched my bag but could not find it. 
"I forgot it." I replied with more monotony in my tone now as I had to go to main gate security desk to get a temporary card but before that I had to wait till all the "ghajinis"  with short term memory loss issues standing in front of me got their cards.
(PS: Ghajini is a famous south Indian movie in which Surya acted. Aamir Khan acted in Hindi and Jiyah Khan was in a supporting role)
The person at the desk took my pic and issued a card and then shouted, "Are you Afshan?!" in a booming voice. I was startled as I recollected if I violated any office policy like getting a CD inside or mailing unsolicited content to some one. To my surprise he was smiling broad flashing all his bright 32 teeth. 

I replied: "Err. Why ?"

He : "No. I read your blogs and you post on bulletin board too. Every one starts replying and you take pangas too with people." He replied still smiling.


I smiled and said, "Ya I am the same Afshan. You can access blogs and BB here too?"


He: "Yes of course. I read yours quite often. Good way to get out of boredom."


I thanked him and walked to my building jubilantly and I remember that I blogged about it that day. It was an office blog and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. It happened may be 2 years back and I was so happy that day as a stranger appreciated me and I could come out of the Monday blues. That interaction may or may not be significant but he for sure made my day. There used to many such pleasant small/big surprises when people suddenly used to recognize me. Some used to talk to me upfront and some used to mail or ping me later about it.


No I am not famous and there are many in the "celebrity" league in my office but those particular days when I used to get the 30 seconds of fame I did the happy dance. I still do. There are many such simple joys in every ones lives and blogging is one such medium where I come across sweet nothings and bitter happenings too :) The recent A to Z challenge deserves a mention here specially as I made a "Winnie the pooh and the friends" pic representing our collaborative effort. I might have already crossed the 500 word limit. Hence cheers friends. Have a great week and remember to enjoy the small joys of life and share them with people who can feel it!

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” 
― Rumi



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25 comments:

  1. I lovd that Winnie pic above right when I laid my eyes on it. And yea, when someone says they liked our writings, even when its nothing it just feels so awesome.

    And you do write really well too. :)

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    1. Thanks yar !
      Ya that pic is so darn cute and fits our A to Z
      Thanks for the compliments and comment :)))

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  2. "As far as I am concerned the smallest things take up the most room in my heart all the time!"
    Yes, yes. Same for me too! That must have been wonderful to be recognized for your blog. :)
    I love the Rumi quote too.

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    1. ya it feels good of all things to be recognised for what u write
      was a happy day to me :)
      thanks Shail

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  3. There is nothing better than being remembered for your words. A writer feels great at being read and quoted.Lovely

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  4. Being read and remembered...is a great pleasure.

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  5. It must have been wonderful when he commented about your blog! I know that feeling! It just makes your day like nothing else and gives you a whole lot to brag about!

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  6. I know that happy feeling :) Feels like top of the world!!

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    1. @Sulekha : True ! Not all express that they like what u write so its special

      @Aparna : Yep it is :) thanks for visiting my blog

      @bhavya : ya it gives us pleasure :)

      @Gayathri : True that !

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  7. That must have felt great.
    Unfortunately, the only way someone will recognize me from my blog will be if I enter a fancy dress competition as a green turtle.

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  8. Wow! That must be an awesome moment and am sure the memory of it will bring so many more smiles in the times ahead too! :)

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  9. Good to know people know you :) A little, but memorable moment.

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    1. @shilpa : Ya it brings a smile when ever I think of it
      thanks for the comment

      @leo : It was a big moment to me . Thanks for reading and commenting

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  10. Somebody acknowledging you , is just awesome. Loved your post dear. :)

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    1. thanks for visiting my blog Kalpana :)

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  11. I love it when someone acknowledges my writing, so I can imagine how happy this made you feel. Always the little things that mean a lot! :)

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    1. yep getting acknowledged means a lot
      thanks Corinne

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  12. Aha!! this is such a 'Feel-good' post. :)

    I can imagine your happiness as we writers are made of same/similar metals :P

    Keep writing. <3

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    1. thanks dear
      ya we all r made of same material <3

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  13. Woooohooooo Afshan... That was soooo cool ...soooo soooooo coooool..I can actually imagine you dancing right now....*Applause*
    For the pangas you take *double applause* :D :D :D Way to go

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    1. Haha
      Thanks a looott
      Ya it's a very old but happy memory !
      Pangas huh!
      They r my best friends :-/:p

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  14. That is so cool! There is nothing better than to find out people you would never expect to read your blog actually reads it avidly.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  15. Yes Kathy it feels so happy when a non blogger reads and genuinely acknowledges
    Thanks for dropping my blog :)))

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  16. So cute! Loved reading this, Afshan!

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