One of the tasks today in the Black Lotus app required me to express gratitude to either the maid, guard, or a policeman. I had a very busy day with work since the morning, and the maid had already finished her work and left.
I didn’t have to go out during the day, so there was no question of coming across a policeman either. I was left with only one option – the guard.
In the evening, I decided to step out for a walk to feed a cow and thought of saying a thank you to the guard at our apartment tower lobby. However, this guy was busy on the phone so I decided to try my luck with a bunch of guards at the entrance gate of our complex. I purchased a packet of bread ? and walked towards the gate and noticed the guards were busy chatting inside their cabin. No one looked at me, and I was wondering how to approach them and express my gratitude and fulfil the task.
I left for the walk and thought I would fulfil the task on my way back. However, today the guards who generally wish me from afar also seemed to be in a different zone probably because they are also tired by that time, in a 12-hour shift.
I walked into our tower lobby and noticed the guard busy pouring water from a 2-litre bottle to a smaller one. I tried talking to him, but he too had a more important task at hand. I still mentioned to him that it’s because of you people that we live a carefree life and can sleep peacefully. Though he didn’t pay any attention, I just told myself that I had done my part and it’s good enough. ? But I still decided to appreciate a colleague in a meeting that followed after this whole exercise, to keep my kindness streak going. ?
Expressing gratitude is tough sometimes but we have to be mindful about finding new opportunities.