A short story:
There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “May be,” said the farmer.
Moral of the story – Never judge a situation – wait for the outcome. There is no ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Everything that happens to us is a mixture of good and bad. We just have to accept things as they are.
My personal thought – This farmer sure was a man of few words! And oh yes, tell the neighbors to mind their own business!
Now, enjoy the OOTD pictures –
Silk Shirt: Zara
Wedge heels: Payless
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Hair Clip: New Delhi