It was just another night. Tears were rolling down her face and the usual moments of breakdown struck. Roughness because she was in between jobs. Heartbroken because of another fight with her boyfriend. Miserable because of financial crises. Pressurized because of her family's stress to settle down and what not. It was just another story in the life of a Mumbai girl who failed to chase after her dream of becoming a painter and got stuck in the mess of the corporate political life.
She browsed through her phone and read those short tales which always made her think about her life and contemplate the greater meanings and depth of existence. She saw a post which read, "Half of her problems were just in her head." And after that, she was hooked.
She read another story, "I fell in love with his mistakes because one of them was falling in love with me."
Then came another, "It hurts because it matters". She thought about it and realised how much she loved her boyfriend and no matter what, he was always there for her.
Then came this, "In a world full of muggles, she was a magical witch." It was followed by, "And then she realised that the only person who could keep her happy was herself." Just these two short tales gave her back the confidence and self-belief she needed at that time.
And finally as she felt good and optimistic, she read, "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." She slept like a baby that day with restored faith to be in the driver's seat of her own life. Such relatable tales always helped her. Sometimes they made her cry but sometimes they just made her stronger, wiser and braver.