“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
– Booker T. Washington
All my life I have always felt the need to be different from everyone else; not to follow the crowd but to lead the way for a change.
I get perplexed sometimes when I’m handed issues which everyone has got a conventional approach to: and all I can hear my mind echoing is- “why must it be done that way?”.
So many times, we are scared of taking risks and we wind up doing things the way everyone else would.
What if we froze all our fears for a change? What if we came up with ideas that were not common?
What if you tried doing it your own way? What if you think outside the box?
Stop trying to fit in, when you can stand out!
“Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.”
– Woody Allen
Father’s Day was recently celebrated in most parts of the World. So many people went online to profess their love for their fathers with pictures of them displayed all over facebook, twitter, Instagram and the rest of them, but only a few actually said it in reality to their fathers.
I am not particularly a big fan of “public show of emotions” so I made sure I called my dad to tell him how much he means to me.
So many times, we forget to show love to those we call family. To those ones who share the same DNA with us or we’ve been adopted into. Some of us give a lot of excuses about how much we’ve been hurt by these same people.
Have you ever had the opportunity of visiting an orphanage? You see how these children desperately want to be loved? To have a family to call their own?
Some of them end up spending years there without any family adopting them.
I had a chat with my mum after Father’s Day and she complained to me about a cousin of mine who feels she has imbibed the Western Culture and as a result cut off her family.
As much as this was not a surprise to me, I feel really bad when I think of how someone can go through life without having a family.
Apparently, this is what so many people will kill for and someone is just throwing it away like it meant nothing.
I know that after reading this, someone will see it as just one of those talks that amounts to nothing.
But think about it; you are blessed with a family. Don’t let another day go by without loving them.
Sometimes, it is almost impossible to remain calm in the face of a serious storm.
You’ve been shot up the sky, and you are left falling from more than a thousand feet up there.
Suddenly you’ve become breathless and there’s nothing in this wide world to help you.
You keep repeating to yourself- “this too shall pass”, but even that does not help.
You are like a lost sojourner in the middle of Great Britain’s Oxford Street.
There is probably no one to stop and direct you.
How do you get through life at this point?
What should be your source of strength when everything else has left you wandering without hope?
Love is probably the most popular topic in the society.
Everyone loves to love; and everyone wants to be loved.
I don’t always have the zeal to write in volumes, what I feel at anytime. But I felt this unease right about now and decided to free my soul.
I have been watching a lot of “Vampire Romance movies” and sometimes I get carried away and think to myself- “maybe I can flip my humanity switch..”.
But then again, to what end?
Every human being has a heart and the “Heart” is your primary enemy.
You have that one thing that cripples you when you think about it.
This is your point of sanity, it could make or mar you at any point.
It is your weakness.
Some of us have gotten our fingers burnt in the process of loving and we took a decision never to care about anything else asides ourselves. Might sound selfish, I know, but in reality we are only ‘playing safe”.
But then, it starts creeping in: that gentle fear of being alone for the rest of your life, without having someone to care about and vice versa.
Suddenly, you feel the need to be loved, to love in return.
Somehow, your fear of the unknown won’t let you. It creeps into your soul and seethes there causing you to worry about everything.
Finally you find your soulmate; that one person that drives away your fears. You look into the person’s eyes and all you see is Heaven.
There are no worries because you’ve finally found your better half.
They take you in their arms and you know that this is the beginning of the rest of your lives.
Well, this is not the perfect “…happily ever after” movie.
Things suddenly go wrong. You feel yourself hanging in space.
It seems your source of oxygen has been cut off.
The little but yet big things start happening.
The perfect script has gone wrong.
Late night conversations turn to “once a day” talks, then it becomes once in two days, once a week, text messages; to the point where you have to stare at your phone all through the night to see if your eyes can make their call come through.
And then it happens; it all comes crashing down leaving you breathless.
A love story made in heaven comes crumbling at your feet.
Where do you go from here? You are left broken and at crossroads.
To you, love is actually an enemy.
Or maybe, you should start all over again?
Only time will tell.