Expectations and happiness

posted Feb 8, 2011, 7:16 PM by Abhishek Ojha   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 8:31 PM ]

How we decide if anything is Small or big? ...it depends on our expectations. Or should I say its all relative. 
No matter how insignificant something is, it feels good when our expectations are really low for it. On other hand no matter how significant something is we don't feel that great if our expectations were already too high.

Today I got a check of small amount but I feel happy because I never expected this to come. This is return of my Income tax filed in 2008. I never expected that it will come...
But the check went to Pune, my old office. But there was no one there in Pune as the office has now shifted to Mumbai. But luckily someone took it and sent it to Mumbai ! ... and from Mumbai it came to New York !  

Wow ! ...a small check traveled all the way from income tax dept to New York ! each stage was difficult in its journey but... It reached ! No matter how small it is. It feels awesome !