O Is For Organising
I woke up super charged up today and so the day began well. By 8:30 AM, I had finished all the morning household chores and also got research work done for my students. I was very happy. I even managed to finish a workout even when my body was a bit sore. Everything was going on well.
My daughter got back from my parents home today, so I was excited to go and pick her up from the airport. I was missing her constant chatter since the past 15 days. We had a great afternoon chatting. But in the evening, I heard some devastating news about a family. I didn’t know them personally but it affected me badly.
I had not thought about what I was going to write for today’s post and then I heard this news and didn’t feel like writing anything. Life seemed so unfair for this 16 year old who was alone at his home, he had lost his mother and grand parents in one day and his father is battling for his life as I write this.
I tried to divert my mind with deep breathing, saying a silent prayer of gratitude that my family was fine but it suddenly felt selfish. There are so many people out there who have lost their loved ones to this pandemic. I hear about them daily but never have I felt so sad before. I have always tried to stay optimistic that this too shall pass and all will be well soon. But I don’t know why, this image of a boy alone at his home kept flashing as I closed my eyes. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.
Writing has always been therapeutic for me and I had to divert my mind so I asked my friends to suggest me something to write about for today’s post. Talking to them helped a bit but I wasn’t too convinced that I would able to write on ideas they shared. That’s when my daughter came asking for my help unpack and organise her cupboard. I didn’t want to do it because I wanted to first finish writing but then succumbed to her constant requests. And it helped.
I generally keep my cupboards organised but it’s not that I keep de-cluttering at regular intervals. I do it when there isn’t any more space left in the cupboard. That’s when I remove old clothes and re-arrange. And while I have read a lot about how organising helps, today I experienced it first time.
I am feeling a bit better now. Organising my space helped me organise my thoughts as well. I was able to login and read few posts. And I decided to write on organising today.
The Universe keeps sending me this reminders daily, that I have chosen to find joy each day through the month of April and things naturally fall into place. I find something to write about that gives me joy, my mind peace, each day on the letter of the day. It amazes me. or those who haven’t tried organising their stuff when they are upset, try it. It helps.
I also want to request you to say a prayer for this young boy and his father. I hope they can defeat the virus and gain strength to bear their loss. I hope life is kinder to them in the future.
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