So early last week, I was involved in an accident. Well, it wasn’t a full-blown one so it will therefore be known here as”The incident”.
I haven’t really tweeted or posted anything about it because, well, it’s not something you go around broadcasting to the world. And while I’m not really going to go into the details here, I just wanted to list down some of the things I learned in the past week.
1. If you show people genuine kindness, if they are decent human beings, they will respond in kind.
2. A simple message of gratitude can really warm the heart like you wouldn’t believe. I am still smiling from the one I just got.
3. When you’re already imagining probable worst case scenarios, the only thing you can really do while waiting for the actual outcome—if you know the extent of your “guilt” or accountability—is to just trust that things will work themselves out.
4. When the mind is stressed and going cuckoo crazy, the stress manifests physically. Running to the point of exhaustion helps. A lot.
5. Haruki Murakami is awesome. This doesn’t really have anything to do with The Incident, but I started reading his book on long-distance running this week, and I am thoroughly enjoying it especially since I’ve been doing a lot of running again (mostly to curb my anxiety about The Incident—well, what do you know, related pala).
That is all. Have a lovely Sunday, everyone :)