I shifted to a rural area after I got married in 1993 from Delhi because my husband was an engineer working in the cement sector. There were no proper roads, no telephones, no decent hospitals, no restaurants or movie theatres. For daily needs, we had a small cooperative store. I had to travel 4kms to the nearest telephone to talk to my parents and relatives.
Despite these circumstances, I enjoyed living there because there was no pollution. My husband’s office was only 2kms away, and the traveling time was low, unlike metros. I found myself loving the colony’s calm environs and didn’t miss the city’s hustle and bustle.
People on the campus were extraordinarily amiable. They helped me a lot in setting up my house and my pregnancy. Some of them are lifelong friends now. I’m a glass-half-full kind of person, so I enjoyed every situation. A positive attitude goes a long way.
We should try to make our situation the best rather than cribbing about what we don’t have. Happiness is the kind of choice that we make and create for ourselves.
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