I was at the beach one evening hoping to capture interesting scenes with my camera. However,there was nothing interesting. The sky was cloudy, the sea looked dark and the people looked dull and uninteresting. Even the birds were flying back to their nests quietly against the dark sky. I was depressed. So I bought a chocolate ice cream and sat on a bench to enjoy it wondering why everything looked so unattractive.
It is the beginning of December and there had been no rains except some brief showers early mornings. The evening sky should have been clear normally at this point of time in the year. There should have been some dance programs or other entertaining events on the open stage at the beach. People should be laughing and talking loudly with excitement. But I could see nothing to grab my attention.
As I sat ruminating the dismal picture of the evening, I suddenly saw bright sunlight piercing through the cloudy sky. I took out the camera and waited patiently for the sun to come out of the cloud into the clear space throwing dazzling red light for a brief moment all over the sea and sand and light up the face of the people. Yes, it slowly came out and this it what I saw. Only half of the bright sun could be seen as though hanging from the clouds. After some time the bottom half disappeared and the top half could been see. Gradually, the sun disappeared behind the clouds in the distant horizon. I was overwhelmed by the bewitching beauty that just appeared for a brief time.
This is what happens in real life too. When we are depressed and unhappy over something suddenly an opportunity arises for us to change the situation. If we are alert we will grab it with both our hands and lift ourselves up. If we are not alert the opportunity to redeem ourselves will slip out our hands.
So let us hope for the best at all times. Something good will always happen even in the worst situations.