I started the New Year in an exceptional way. I got up at 5.30 in the morning and went to the washroom. A pair of eyes looked straight at me. I went into shock…and then it ran and then I noticed that it had a tail too. And then I screamed.
But nobody heard me. I took a stick and tried to bring it out but then thought otherwise; how could I control it if it came out.
I gathered my wits, closed the door of the washroom and ran to the neighbours who stay upstairs as they too get up early. At first they didn’t open the door but then when they did, uncle who must be in his late 60s immediately came down. Trapped the rat and threw it away.
I thanked him immensely and just bowed down at the altar, I just had to thank the Lord for such good neighbours.
Some months back, my gas cylinder ran out and I could not connect the regulator to the spare cylinder. In Bahrain I never had to do all that and now I didn’t know how to do it. Son had to go to school and I had to prepare his tiffin. Again the neighbour next door came running and helped me out.
Managing alone when the husband is away in another place or country is not easy. There are so many things to be done. But then the point is we are so very illusioned especially in today’s age.
We think that we are the doers but the point is that not even a blade of grass moves without the will of the Lord
And when I think of this statement….I am filled with gratitude for everything; the home I live in, the food I eat, the neighbours I have, everything. The Lord has seen that I can stay comfortably and even if there are some problems He sees that they are solved.
Earlier there have been sleepless nights worrying about something or the other, now I sleep just like a baby because I know that He is taking care.
Everyday I understand new facets of the shloka: ananyas cintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate
tesam nityabhiyuktanam yoga-ksemam vahamy aham (BG 9.22-