One beautiful afternoon on a light brown sandy beach. The regular sound of waves calmed the hearts of everyone who heard them. The sound of shorebirds from a distance soothed people’s heart even more. Sea breeze that blows slowly gave freshness and uncovered people’s hair. The sun which was about to set gave off warm dusk sunlight to everyone. There were a lot of people on this beach, including me. I was sitting alone on a long bench while I watched the crowds. I saw my students who had graduated at faraway. They were holding some kind of event. They stood around in circle. They sang songs. They danced. They laughed. Not long after that, I saw them taking out items they had brought. They gave those items to one of them. It turned out that it was somebody’s birthday, and they celebrated it for her. All their faces were cheerful and joyful. I was joyful too as I watched their celebration. I was able to feel their happiness even though I was not among them. What a beautiful dream!
Sometimes daily rush makes us unable to enjoy the situation around us. We are too focused on our own interests and affairs. Occasionally, we may stop for a while to watch our surrounding. We can learn many things from lives around us. We need to open our hearts. Maybe there are small happenings which can make us thankful of this life, and we can also feel the happiness of other people around us.
Author: Su Santi
A teacher and a housewife who dreams a lot. Loves reading and writing.