Once I had read a small and beautiful poem about God. Though I can't remember it, the first lines are God travels in mysterious ways for miracles to perform.... I always used to wander how can we feel it, how God answers our prayers...???? And this New Year I got my answers which I would like to share with you all. On the very first day of this New Year we (me n my hubby dearest) had a small row over some petty matters and as usual I was quite upset. The whole day whatever I did, everything went wrong which added fuel to my already crossed mood. Idiotic thoughts like "why God made me short, I am unable to learn driving, why didn't I get any good job when my grades are good, why this and why that.."? My mood swings affected my hubby's mood too and the temperature at my home rose up. I was unable to bear the heat and decided to go for a walk. I went to a nearby temple to find answers to all my questions-the most important being "why can’t God keep me happy, if others can have happiness why can't I"? It was about three 'o clock in the afternoon and the temple was quite empty with hardly one or two visitors. I sat down on the hall and cried helplessly for few minutes. Then I closed my eyes, prayed and sat silently for sometime. After few minutes I decided to return back as I was getting worried for my son (he was sleeping when I went).I was quite depressed as my mood was all the same and since I was confident of getting some answers to my questions but they were still unanswered. I was following the normal route to my home when it suddenly occurred to me to follow a shorter way so that I can reach sooner. I took the short cut through a park and reached the other side of the road when I spotted a dwarf man carrying loads in a small bicycle. The load was perhaps twice his weight. I stood there watching him-his legs hardly reached the pedals but neither was he grumbling nor was he asking for any help as he was trying to load his cycle. After few minutes he simply loaded his cycle and rode away. I kept wandering, I was in a better position than him but still then I was not happy. Since morning I kept complaining over trivial, small matters like job, maids etc and spoilt mine as well as my hubby’s New Year plans but that man who is perhaps working on a holiday is neither complaining about his height nor about the loads on his bicycle. I realized that a person can only be happy if he wants to be happy. It is our attitude that keeps us happy or unhappy. Happiness can never be found in the outside world, it lies there deep within our heart. There are people like me whom God has bestowed so many gifts in the form of a good family, a loving husband, a job and last but not the least a cute baby after a long gap but still I am not contented. Whereas there are such people whom God has not even given a perfect body but still he is happy with what he has. And here I am who instead of being thankful to Almighty is brooding throughout the day,I was really feeling ashamed when suddenly a thought came that perhaps to answer my prayers God made me to choose this shortcut instead of the usual route that I used to take. I had received all my answers. Indeed God has traveled in a mysterious way for answering my questions……………. Happy New Year to all ILites..