Dr. Abhijeet Chauhn, Communication & Etiquette Trainer, Content Writer and Published Author.
Dr. Abhijeet’s story was one of the Top 10 stories of the TeacherTribe Short Story Writing Contest.
I woke up one day and everything felt different. The sun shone brighter, the birds chirped louder, and the air smelled fresher. I stretched out while sitting up in bed and felt livelier than I had in a long time. It felt as if a burden had been lifted off my shoulders, allowing me to once more experience joy.
I wasn't sure what had changed, but I knew it was a significant difference. I rose from my bed and went to the window to observe the outside world. Despite appearing the same, everything was somehow different. I had the impression that everything was new to me.
I decided to go for a walk and explore the neighbourhood. While strolling, I noticed that people appeared friendlier than usual. They waved and smiled as I passed by. I felt a sense of community that I hadn't felt in a while.
I began noticing details that I had never before noticed. The colourful flowers, kids laughing, and the way the leaves rustled in the wind. It was as though the planet had sprung to life and I was part of its universal consciousness.
I spent the entire day exploring new things. I ate different foods, saw new places, and started discussions with numerous strangers. It seemed as though I had entirely changed without the worries and pressures that had been holding me back.
When the sun began to set, I went to a park and watched people around me. It was such a beautiful sight, and I felt so glad to be alive. It seemed as though I had let go of the past and was now living in the present.
I was at peace as I prepared for bed. I knew that life wouldn't always be perfect, but I also knew that I could handle any difficulties that might come my way. I had awoken to a completely new existence, one that was full of hope and opportunity.
After that day, I made a promise to myself that I would never again take anything for granted. I would treasure each occasion, each moment, and each person in my life. As I was aware that tomorrow was never certain, I would make the most of each day.
As the days passed, I noticed that my positive view of life was contagious. I attracted attention, which made it possible for me to network and take advantage of new opportunities. I came to understand that the moment I woke up and felt something different about how everything felt was the reason I was happier than I had ever been.
Looking back, I realised that I was the catalyst for the change. I had decided to let go of the past and focus on the present, which opened up a whole new world of possibilities. I would never go back to the way things had been because I had awakened to a new existence, one that was full of hope and promise.
In the end, it was I who had changed rather than the world. And that was the best change of all.