One day, I was standing in a long queue, waiting to enter the temple of Lord Hanuman. As I stood there patiently, I observed a family of four that seemed to be very anxious and in a hurry. Being a person who believes that patiently waiting for one’s turn is also an integral part of worship, I asked them the reason for their anxiety and haste. The lady in the group told me that they had a train to catch and were getting late.
Hearing this, I not only allowed them to bypass me but also requested everyone in the queue to give them the way.
The gratitude in their eyes and the sweet smile on their face gave me a lot of happiness. They completed their worship and hopefully got to the station in time for their train.
Now, I have adopted the practice of going early to any place where I may be required to stand in a queue, such as temples, stations, grocery stores, other offices, etc. I can now offer my place in line to anyone because this practice allows me to have extra time on my hands. To be able to do this gives me amazing happiness.
Happiness lies in giving, not taking.