An adjustment in time makes things fine

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 has been 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 eagerly looking forward to it. She has been anxiously waiting for 4 o'clock in the evening.

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. Even though Maganbhai apologized for his mistake, nothing could be done now. Tanvi's mood was spoiled. 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, starting to get ready and 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 feel elated.

Soon, Tanvi was very tired, so she decided to go to bed. While changing her clothes, the thought occurred to her that she had enjoyed the party immensely. So, she was glad that the party had not been canceled 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 and her mother unhappy. From that day onwards, she learned to let go of things as they are and adjust as per circumstances, and not to sulk or be stubborn.     

So friends, when things don't go our way, are we at a loss? No, we can still adjust and win over it.

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