“What are you reading, it’s midnight,” my roommate asked.
“Just some motivational pieces ya.”
“Today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday,” I read a quote.
He replied with half-closed eyes. “Hmmmm.”
“In the midst of challenges, be like the epicenter of a cyclone that remains serene and calm,” I continued. He was snoring by now.
In the morning I woke up with a firm decision, “Be positive.”
I patted myself and looked at the mirror. Face looks grim, warned my heart. I flashed a smile. Abracadabra. The mirror reflected a cheerful picture. I picked up the dumbbells. You should have seen me flexing muscles buddies. Great going. Went for a walk after that. Flashed smiles all around.
Around 2pm packed my bags to go to office. And the damn phone rang.
“Your brother in trouble for his mistakes.”
When I reached office, two friends asked me, “What’s wrong buddy? You look so down?”
Well. Another dawn. I am standing before the mirror. Smiling.