Wednesday, 4 June 2014

I Felt Rich!

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I felt rich when I got to board an AC-Bus going my way-
Yesterday when I started for the local-market...
Also as I got a seat & didn't have to stand!
My purse made me feel rich when I had to buy a ticket.

I thanked God as I handed a Thousand Rupee-note,
But, with a frown the bus-conductor shook his head...
All my Debit & Credit Cards were no good there!
"You have to give a Twenty Rupee-note", he said.

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I rummaged through my purse & counted the coins!
I parted with all & felt rich when I could pay my fare...
I planned to pick Milk & Mangoes from the market.
Alas! For my 1000 Rupee-note, vendors had no change to spare!

I felt rich when my brain directed 'Go to the ATM!'
As I was carrying many cards, I felt rich in a flash!
When I reached the ATMs, I didn't feel rich at all!
2 were out of order, 1 had lost link, while 1 was out of cash!

I felt rich when I walked further & found a functional ATM.
I felt rich when I had Hundred Rupee-notes in my hand!
Still I wasn't rich as the Milk & Mangoes had been sold out!
Yet I flashed my million-dollar smile & I felt rich & grand!


This is a true account of my personal experience yesterday. I felt rich yet didn't feel rich despite having plastic money and a big currency-note in my purse! Coins made me feel rich! 
I feel rich when I find/get what I like/want! I also feel rich when I can smile and be optimistic all the while!

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46 comments:

  1. Good one Anita...being rich has more to do with personal happiness than paper money.

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  2. Now this is what life is, getting the feelings of being Rich in all these small-small things.

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    1. True Alok! Little riches make life richer :)

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  3. Good post..feel rich exactly the same way everyday. I feel poor if I carry a 500 or 1000 rupee note. I loot the piggy bank of my son when going out...(don't tell him ;))

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    1. Yes Preethi, that's a fact that bigger notes make us feel poorer in some situations like while using public-transport!
      One has to carry loose coins as spare change.
      Don't worry, your secret is safe :)

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  4. This is a nice one Anita, I like the interpretation and the different stages the word rich is described in.. Nice flow :)

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    1. Thanks Vinay for your appreciation :) I could connect with your post!

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  5. Well written Anita. :)
    Being rich is a feeling of optimism rather than having big money.

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  6. Wah! What a write up! At first, it looked funny... But, as I went on reading, it reflected more! Just wow!

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Thanks Sindhu :)
      Bad experiences are terrible. But, it's nice & rich to feel that everything is funny or is for teaching us lessons. May we laugh/learn from all experiences!

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  7. Beautifully written and that was quite a day you had :D

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    1. Thanks Pooja. Imagine going to 4 ATMs and still not finding cash!
      It was awful, but then I was rich as I was still smiling :)

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  8. Kudos for your prowess to find richness in small and big things of life! And how nicely you have carved out a piece of writing out of just a day's experinces.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Saket :) It was a testing evening when I learnt so much! I decided I had to share this true-life experience :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  9. I felt rich that I got a chance to read this beautiful poem :-)

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    1. Thanks for your beautiful words, Anuja :)

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  10. True Anita,
    Love the idea of happiness making you feel rich!

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    1. At the end we need to learn, smile & be happy & contented. Rich is the one who can achieve this, Swati :)

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  11. What an experience.. :) Full of richness

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    1. Thanks! Nice way to see it, Lancelot :)

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  12. That's a good one, Anita :) Feeling rich can be such a relative thing, isn't it? :)

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    1. Thanks! Very true, Beloo!
      Being rich is a relative thing...
      The greater the richness, the more the relatives!!!

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  13. Hahaha! That IS the fickleness of richness :)

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    1. True Sureshji. One moment we feel rich, the other moment we aren't...

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  14. Hilarious and yet quite profound, Anita! Loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Sangeeta! That's reality :)

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  15. Well written Anita :) I like the way you have described richness, getting a seat in the bus, able to buy bus ticket, I guess richness is all over, we need a little identify it :) good post

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    1. Thanks Vinay. I find richness in all this & more! :)
      Agree with your words- "richness is all over" - we need to identify richness... May we be blessed to do so...

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  16. Good one Anita.. Richness is in small things. More the people realizes it more happy will this world become.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, & for reading & commenting, Sonia.
      Yes indeed. You are right!
      Richness is also getting rich comments :)

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  17. celebrate the little joys in life being rich....!!!!
    Good Post made me rich richer and richest just by reading it... :)

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    1. Thanks Veena for your kind words & rich comment :) I feel richer & richest :)

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  18. Superb post!! :D U certainly r becoming rich in pageviews- start countdown 2 reach a lakh views... :P

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    1. Thanks, Amrita! Yes, that's rich! Page-views & comments count :P

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  19. :) The little things .. 1000rs is not worth anything if its not accepted .. :) the smaller note does the job which the bigger could not ..
    a lovely take on the theme Mam.. Loved it

    Bikram

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    1. Thanks Bikram :) Acceptance is the key to richness :)
      Thanks for accepting my idea :)

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  20. aaise hi thore bolte hai bhikari bhi raaja hota hai :P jokes apart(i hope u didn't feel offended ) very nice post and a very lovely take on prompt :)

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    1. Nothing to feel offended, Ankur, as that's reality. A beggar may have some coins & yet feel richer than a King, who has mountains of gold-bars!
      Thanks :)

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  21. Nice Anita...nowadays paper money means richness...really..

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    1. Thanks Mani.
      Richness is measured by paper-currency & bank-account balance & other material-objects. But, it is not true richness really...

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  22. Aah.. The plight.. Brought out the concept of 'richness' beautifully.. :)

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  23. Such a beautiful interpretation, Anita! Richness is beyond the paper currency! :)

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    1. Thanks Aayesha :) Rich is such a rich word!

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