Today is Tanvi's birthday. She has planned a party for the
evening. Her invitees include all her friends along with the
guests. Her excitement is boundless since morning. She has also
ordered a special dress for the party. Maganbhai,the tailor, is
supposed to deliver it at 4:00 P.M. today. Tanvi is looking forward
to it. She has been waiting anxiously for 4 o'clock in the
At last the tailor arrived. Tanvi grabbed the dress from his
hands and ran to try it on. But the dress was too short and too
fitted. Tanvi was furious with Maganbhai. Maganbhai even apologised
for his mistake but now nothing could be done. Tanvi's mood got
spoilt. She stomped into her room and lay on the bed, crying. It
was already time for the party to begin. Her Mother asked her to
put on another dress and get ready for the party, but Tanvi
exploded on her,saying," I don't want to hold a party. I will not
come out of my room, so send everyone back home." saying this she
started crying. That was when her best friend, Ankita, arrived. She
entered Tanvi's place singing, "Happy Birthday, dear Tanvi".
Hearing Ankita's voice, Tanvi sat up in bed. She wiped her face
quickly as she heard Ankita screaming out,"Where are you, Tanvi?"
"Coming, just getting dressed", Tanvi replied and hopped out of bed
and started getting ready, putting on another dress.
Within 10 minutes, she was all dressed up and she came out of
her room. By then, the other guests and her friends had also
arrived. On seeing Tanvi, they sang birthday wishes in unison.
Tanvi then cut the cake. Her guests and friends presented her with
gifts, wishing her once again. Then a variety of games were played.
Everybody enjoyed playing the games. Then followed dinner and
lastly ice-cream. The party ended on this note and everyone thanked
Tanvi and left.
When all the guests had left, Tanvi opened all the presents
which contained things that she liked and desired. This made her
Soon Tanvi was very tired so she decided
to go to bed. While changing her cloths, the thought occurred to
her that she had enjoyed the party immensely. So she was glad that
the party had not been cancelled on account of her new birthday
dress. On the contrary, people had praised the other dress that she
had worn. She realized that she had unnecessarily made a big issue
over her dress. This, in turn had made both her as well as her
mother unhappy. That day onwards she learnt to let go with things
as they are and adjust as per circumstances. And not to sulk or be
So friends, when
things don't go our way, are we at a loss? No, we can still adjust
and win over it.