People influence your life

It’s been a long time I had written on my blog. I was down with fever for a couple of weeks and could not come up with something creative since few weeks. I am writing a blog post on primary education; before I complete that I thought of sharing this wonderful story with all of you.

It’s really cold in Bangalore. On Sundays, our swimming sessions are only at morning 6. I was reluctant to go to swimming today. I thought of sleeping for some more time. Got up early; so walked till the swimming pool so that my body would be warmed up. The swimming pool is just 10 minutes walk from my house. I reached before 6 AM itself.  I was still reluctant to get into the swimming pool. There were only three people in the pool. I was thinking, thinking and thinking. Looking at the mirror, was inhaling and exhaling and was checking the size of my tummy while inhaling and exhaling. I was not willing to get into the pool.

Almost 5 minutes later, An uncle(he must be more than 50 in age) came to the dressing room. I said Namaskara uncle. He said namaskara. I told him it’s so difficult to get into the pool today.

He smiled and said it’s joy! After every 2 or 3 laps, he used to ask me are you not enjoying? Isn’t it joy?

The word ‘joy’ completely transformed my morning. I can quote few such examples. What I learn from this kind of situations or stories from my life is, people have the ability to influence us. The power of positive people is huge. Their impact on us would be much more than what we really think of. Surround yourself with positive people.

10 comments

  1. Sudhakar bro.. such an inspiration lo trilu.. we are blessed with such people.. its we who decide.. ur blog made me remember all n such instances that happened.. thanks bro 😉

  2. True! People influence but for that we shall open up our mind, develop better listening capabilities and live the moment. An old man, a train copassanger , transformed my life when he said: “whatever is the situation, just stick to the basics”; an old man’s gold stick.

    • Absolutely. Infact I add observation as well. Better listening and observation skills can help in any situation. Thanks for the comment Shashank.

  3. Very true!I myself sometimes feel lazy to go for a jog but my 2year old kid who doesn’t know how to talk,pulls me off the bed as soon as he wakes up and starts dancing.Sometimes u get so much positive energy from small kids..

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