So. You’ve got news. You think the news is incredible. But don’t get excited as yet.
Upon hearing the news if you find yourself doing all or some of the things I am stating below, only then interpret the news to be truly incredible, amazing and wonderfully fantastic.
Otherwise rule it out to be just an ordinary low-impact news.
1). Your body language tells your excitement. You may jump up and down with utter joy. Possibly with both arms and hands raised up. Your eyes may widen and your pupils expand. Eyes look bright and big, full of awe. Your mouth wide open, you may even place your hands on either side of your face, holding your face you may slap the cheeks lightly while uttering something exciting.
2). Your voice and language shriek of joy. Your voice will be full of excitement.
Your mouth may open up in a big ‘Awweee” or “Wowwww” or “I just can’t believe that!!!” as you separately emphasize each word/syllable of the above statement. You may say, “Yesss” as you simultaneously pound your fist downwards in the air.
Dazed in disbelief, you may even pinch yourself just to make you believe you are not dreaming and the news is in fact real.
3). You fold your hands in a prayer pose. This might be an instantaneous reaction. You may close your eyes while your head tilts down as if bowed. Hands clenched together you will murmur again and again “Thank God!! Thank God!! Thank God for that !!”. If you happen to have a prayer room/corner in your house, you may run towards it and sit bowed down in gratitude while praying incoherently not knowing what to say.
3). You run here and there, not knowing what to do. You will immediately feel like sharing the news but don’t know whom to tell it first. You may rush out looking for a friendly neighbor in sight. Not seeing anyone, you come back in, pick the phone and call the person closest to you. Could be your parents, husband/wife or a close friend. Once shared, the next step will be planned with friends and family, after which you ease down a bit.
If you do not feel any of the above symptoms and behaviors, if you are just unmoved on hearing some news then either this news is not that great or it was not life-changing for you, or else was not connected to your personal life. For e.g; if your neighbor’s sister (who lives overseas) had a son or if your friend’s daughter got a wonderful job. She tells you but you just smile and congratulate her lightly. In fact you may get slightly envious of her if your own daughter wears corporate every second day but only for a futile job interview.
But, if you sincerely believe you’ve ever reacted like above to any news you’ve ever received then – Count Your Blessings.
After all, it’s not everyday you are going to receive news that is so incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully fantastic, in short…Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
That was my response to The Daily Post's writing prompt:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It says:
"You get some incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully fantastic news.
What’s the first thing you do?
I write in various genres serious as well as humorous. This time I tried writing in the current style of….”6 things to do if you have broken your head..”, “9 signs that show you have teeth problems...”
Moreover, after writing some serious poems last week, I wanted something light-hearted. For more humor, read my previous writings Laughing Matters , You always believed in me and Request Denied
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