All of us, sooner or later have to face life's blows. Oh ,she hits hard. Sometimes she hits to hurt, sometimes she hits to kill. Sometimes she hits just for the fun of it. You are powerless with her blows, and you never know when the next one is coming. If you survive the blows, you emerge stronger, much stronger than ever before. If you don't survive--well, you cease to exist.
The thing to remember if you are going through some difficulty is that, five years from now, will this truly matter? Think back how your life was, five years back. For most of us, life would have indeed taken a turn. Five years back, I was totally shattered, broken and a wreck.(I lost the person who meant the world to me). Today, I draw my strength from it, as I know he lives on inside me and I am happy to have got the time I had with him.
I had read somewhere that when clothes are being washed, they are going through the rough and tumble. They are tossed, spun, drowned in soap suds and water and tossed about again. Then they emerge better than before.Life's troubles are like that. When you go through it, it seems like hell. But when it stops, you realise why it happened and you see what you have gained.
A good friend of mine battled cancer. During the most testing period of her life (when she did not know whether she would live to tell the tale) she reached out to all her friends scattered all over the globe, to write something on a piece of paper for her. She wanted to bind it all in a book, to pass it on to her daughter as a precious heirloom. Somehow a page wasn't enough for me and I made a whole hand-made book for her and filled it with writings of love and hope. She treasured it. It made me realise that what one truly values, when it is time for us to leave the world, is the tokens of love from those who mean something to us. All that matters is the love you have got.
Whatever you are going through, if it is a hard time, remember, it shall pass. The Ferris wheel of life does take its turns. Some of us are up right now and others are at the bottom. But the wheel will turn and those at the bottom would go up and then come down again. The cycle will continue until it is time to get off permanently.
Life is indeed unpredictable. But what is in our hands is to live each day to the fullest.
Connect with people who you love. Let go of the differences.
Laugh a lot.
Do what your heart tells you.
Forget what happened in the past. (It is gone forever)
But you can make a change at this very moment.
Spend time with those who matter.
Stop what you are doing right now and pause. Go to the widow and look at the world outside.
We are so insignificant in the larger picture.
Your presence or absence makes no difference except to your closest ones. Even then, after a while, they forget too.
Life goes on.
So LIVE IT today.
May happiness and contentment be yours for today.