Mindful Doodles #27

Be mindful of the tokens of friendship extended by casual acquaintances.

I went to buy fish soup with a meal and the seller tried his best to select a choice cut of fish for me. The problem was he tried too hard. He dipped his soup ladle into the pot many, many times. Each dip surfaced with a cut of fish but it wasn’t good enough for him. He redipped the ladle into the soup again, stirred around a bit, and surfaced with another cut of fish. The ladle surfaced with even a tail, which I voiced decline because I had less experience of deboning a tail manually with my cutlery. The seller surfaced the mid-body cut for the fourth or fifth time and I said, “That’s OK. I’ll take that!” I was puzzled by his behavior until I realized he must be putting extra effort because … you know … being mindful of that and all of it! Thank you God!

Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.

Mindful Thought of the Day:
Pay attention to the efforts people expend for your benefit. Be thankful for the tokens of care.