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Friday, March 25, 2011

Each wonderful day......

It was splendidly beautiful, the way I had always imagined. There were flowers blooming, picturesque surroundings, a sense of liveliness and an aroma of peace all around. I could see myself chatting endlessly, sharing jokes and then suddenly bursting into laughter with all my best friends. We had that same innocence of our friendship, that leg pulling everyone and then chortling at it. All of us were overjoyed to have each other’s company and there was love all around. There was music and dance. I had all the lavish luxury, I could have longed for. I was at the top of the sky and had everything which I had DREAMT of. 

But then, it all ended in a flash of second. I was back to the reality and my mother was waking me up. I looked very disappointed, to which she asked the reason. I told her about everything I saw and said now that I have woke up, I would not be able to relive it again. I was back to the same old world with tensions prevailing due to work and so many responsibilities. I will have to face all the challenges of everyday again. This world had malice, hatred, jealousy, war, death, and suffering; whereas the one I was in had everything I had always desired. I could have anything that I wish in my dream world whereas in reality, I have to struggle for everything. At this, my mother smiled for a long time.

She caressed me and then was again smiling. I was a little amazed. She then asked me a question:

“Daughter, how did you feel when you won your first debate, topped in class by your unremitting hardwork, cleared your first entrance exam and got the first letter of your job.You were on the seventh heaven and that very moment meant everything to you. You thanked God a million no. of times and it was like that you had won the whole world. Anything, no matter how diminutive or insignificant is, makes you feel blissful when you achieve it with struggle and exertion and not by just wishing for it...” 

Then I asked “what about the pain and suffering in this world”...

 She looked at me and explained:

“Pain and suffering is the part of this world.”…..“It helps in making us stronger to fight all the obstacles and test us in bad times… it also identifies the people who work for noble causes and morality…………”

Out of excited curiosity I asked midway “but why can’t I have all the luxury and everything I long for”

My mother remained calm as if she was expecting it and replied

“Daughter, if you had everything, you would not have valued it… the reason you long for all of it is because you don’t possess it. It’s the human nature. He always adores and desires for those things he doesn’t have and when he does, he doesn’t respect them. So, it always for our benefit that we remain deprived of something or the other in our lives... And kid, to possess all of them, you just can’t be only dreaming. You need to get up and work towards it…and if you look clearly, everyday will be same as your dream…think about it”

At this she left and I thought all about “turning my each day into the one I desire for” once again and realised how true it is….since then, I say

“Live everyday like a dream … It is the reality which is the most beautiful part of life“

Monday, March 21, 2011

And a single perfidy changed it all!!

There were two friends. I always felt it was a divine friendship and their togetherness made me love them. They used to sit, eat, dance, enjoy and roam together. They always shared their each sorrow and happiness. And above all I used to love the gleaming faces due to the joy they had when they were together.

I always felt both of them were lucky to have another as I had never seen the care and love they had among themselves. They never needed any other company as they had so much to talk about and had so much fun. And so, it was an ideal friendship for me. It was not just two people but they were two souls connected by a same string.

I longed for the same and so started caring for each and everyone hoping that someday I might find some friend who would be affectionate the same way they were with each other. As time passed by, I found disparities among those two friends. I felt that they had some unspoken words which they wished to convey and had an unusual silence even in words. 

And yess alas I was right..!! One of them betrayed the other for a long time and when it was found out they got split up. And now the situation is they can not even face each other. One of them always felt guilty for doing what he did and the other one was filled with anger and felt cheated.

As a year passed, both of them got involved in their own life and forgot the past. But now when I see them, I see just two individual smiling but not laughing, living but not enjoying and having new people but still missing that old friend. I learnt a lesson that in friendship and in relations we must never cheat upon the other one. It is the trust which holds the foundation of the structure which we build for years with our love, affection and care.

And also realised


Monday, March 14, 2011

We were never fortunate ??!!

While driving back to home, I saw a few kids playing by the side of road. What their game was, to pick up stones and throw them back at the same place. The one who would pick the heaviest one would win. I kept glancing at them and realised how they were hurting themselves by doing so. But then they were not privileged as us to have classy playstations or to those expensive cricket kits.

At another traffic light, I saw a child who had injured himself and was crying. But his parents were too busy cooking, cleaning etc. on the pavement itself to give him the least attention.

And at another one there were some more minors who were cleaning cars, selling books, toys, sunshades etc. All these kids were malnutritioned and wearing tattered clothes. They were deprived of education, care and all the fun a child of their age desires.

Looking at their grief-stricken and sorrowful eyes I realised how LUCKY I was to live my childhood of happiness. All these years I have been grateful to have those parents who get worried about my health even by a sneeze. I got all the freedom, the basic luxury to mention for the least, quality education and all love and affection, any kid would long for. And now when I see myself and the people around, I find us many a times disheartened, hopeless and saying “we are not lucky”. 

We feel so because one of our MANY wishes and desires could not be fulfilled or due to a failure or a broken relation. But are we really not at all gifted?? If not, what about the times when we achieved a high and said “thank you god for making me so special” or when our parents are there to transform each tear into smile and we say “we have got the best parents in the world” or when we feel “I am the luckiest to be friends with the world’s best people”.

There are failures but they teach us how to grow, there are some wishes which do not get consummated because if they do, we would not value them and there are broken relations to teach us the importance of people.  Each moment has given us the opportunity to grow and made us lucky to live this way of life.

Next time whenever you feel you are forgotten by god and destiny has cheated upon you, just think once about those abject people who might spend their whole lives there, unknown about the world, missing each joy and opportunity then reconsider that


Friday, March 4, 2011

A SLIGHT change in vision

There are days when we feel that the world is so gloomy and dingy, and there are days when every tiny little thing appears to be beautiful and dancing with joy.  We at times feel “there is loneliness all around, there is no goal and no mission” and at times we feel “We can achieve everything”, “sky is the limit” and “life is wonderful”.

I have often experienced days when I regret for the things I lost in the past, the failures I faced, the relationships which got weakened and how nothing is fruitful and worth living for. And there have also been days when I realized how I wasted my precious time and made everything dull thinking about it. But what if my vision had a slight change??

It is not just the day which matter, what is important is our way of looking at it. We can make every day depressing, condoling the past and worrying for the future and we can make the same day into a splendid one and full of enthusiasm by just differing our view towards it.

As far as I know, life is lived only once and then why not to make it memorable. And at the end
“It’s our life and the decision is also ours”, 

Just have a thought about it and live life every instant, every moment.