When your heart is into something you enjoy doing it despite the trouble it gives you. I realised this while carting 20 kgs of vegetables from my farm. I’m paranoid about carrying weight. An extra pen or more number of visiting cards in my office bag seems too heavy for me. I like to travel light, so much so that I would prefer to repeat a shirt or a trouser while on a trip rather than carry an extra one.
This Sunday I carried 20kgs of vegetables all the way from my farm in Badlapur to my home in Thane. Holding a bag each on my two hands and the tote bag on my back I did the flight of stairs at Badlapur station to reach the platform, waited for the train and jumped in as it halted. At Thane I again took a flight of stairs lugging my precious cargo, huffing for breath, navigating in between the crowd to reach the autorickshaw stand.
Having reached home I displayed my farm produce–raw papayas, green gourd, mango etc–to kids and wife and I realized I was smiling. All through my journey–from farm to home I had neither complained or felt bad about the weight I was moving with.
It’s the same with human relations, if you like someone you put in your best efforts to please him or her despite the pain you encounter.