Whatever happens happens for... Aniket Patil
Once when I was in fourth grade, my family and I traveled to Hyderabad, for my father’s business meet (the company was paying for our tickets as well). I was pretty excited about this as most of my friends had been there and had liked the city a lot.
One of the major attractions in Hyderabad, back then, was the Lumbini Garden. It was famous for its spectacular Musical Laser show. And like all other kids (or even tourists), I was attracted towards it.
So on the second day of our trip, my father had planned out a visit to Lumbini Garden. As it was a laser show it started in the evening. Being super-excited I was dancing around in our hotel room the entire day. But then, as luck would have it before we were even ready, it started raining heavily. Coincidentally I had coughed once or twice in the morning; so my dad, being concerned about my health canceled our plans.
My expectations were shattered and I threw a huge tantrum. My mom tried to console me by saying ‘whatever happens, happens for good`. But as always I didn’t listen to any of it. I continued my tantrum and stayed angry at them for rest of the day.
Then around nine at night when dad switched on the TV to get a short glimpse of the news, all of us were left stupefied. A huge bomb blast had taken place during the laser show at Lumbini garden, at the exact time when we were supposed to be there at the show.
From that day onwards I realized one thing, in which I still believe firmly - “Whatever happens, happens for good”.
A sentence which gets as optimistic as it can get. Some say it’s not a practical approach towards life, but still, it’s something which has changed my life in the most impactful way.