Your insecurities, your fears,
Your secrets, your lies,
Your failings, your flaws,
Your misgivings, your loss,
Your goodness, your truth,
Your happiness, your faith,
Your trust, your hope,
Your love, your ability to cope…
Each day, be the best version of you,
Make your every dream come true!
I was sitting in a share-auto, stuck in traffic yesterday evening, when I got to visualise this wonderful moment. An old man, was struggling to cross the road with his luggage – he couldn’t walk fast with the baggage he had, and the signal was red. Two kids, who were playing on the footpath nearby, saw this and quickly ran over to him, got the baggage from his hands. One of the kids, called over to a third kid and asked him to help the old man cross the road. In seconds, the old man and his luggage were across the road, safe and sound. The old man’s happiness was evident from the smile on his face.
Help still does reach those who need it, without them having to ask for it.
Moments like these assure you that the world is still a wonderful, wonderful place to live in.
This is basically a thank you blog to the kind soul who helped me today. I took a detour on the way to my office today (because I was late)with the hope I’d reach soon, but ended up boarding an extremely crowded bus. Whether it was the suffocation or my low blood pressure, I really don’t know, but I ended up getting out of the bus at one stop and sat down literally on the footpath. I was dizzy, concussed. I wasn’t hungry, I was on full stomach, (thankfully, I hadn’t skipped my breakfast today). I wasn’t dehydrated, I could feel that. But, I wasn’t able to focus clearly or make my way ahead. So, on the footpath I sat. And then, this young lady comes over, helps me up, gives me her bottle of water (I had my own, but was too dizzy to open my bag and get it out), gets me into an auto to work, and gives me a chocolate to pop into my mouth, so I feel better. I just muttered thanks, couldn’t get more through.
I felt better once inside the auto.
I don’t know if I’d meet her again. I don’t know if I’d recognize her if I meet her again. So this, is my way of expressing my gratitude to her and this is also a note to self, that there is still goodness around. There is still hope and humanity around.
And, may God bless her!
Hang in there a bit more…
When nothing works your way,
And you can’t keep trouble at bay,
Unfazed by opinions and shadows grey,
Let, on your face, the smile play,
With your confidence, slay,
Trust your instincts to save the day,
For the best, hope and pray,
Whatever happens, never give up, just stay!
A series I’m starting, to bring around positivity, love and hope in my own small way by sharing good, real incidents I chance to be part of, in my daily life. Just to spread the word that humanity is still alive. Titling them ‘Moments’, because they are really moments to cherish, rejoice and celebrate. Moments to recollect and remember. Moments with no message and moral. Moments that are simply valuable moments.
And they’d be handwritten because I believe handwritten notes carry so much warmth and belonging in them. Also because I’ve been wanting to write for so long and this is my chance to begin.
So trusting and warm and real. I don’t know if the kids know each other, but I could really see the willingness to help, trust and belong.
P.S. I know, I know I need to work on my handwriting :p
3 lessons I’d want anybody to learn from me – myself too, from my mistakes in the past.
1. Follow your heart. Don’t do anything just because people around you are doing it, or because it will make you rise high in the eyes of others. Do something because you like doing it, or it has your heart. Do it only if doing it will make YOU happy. Nothing else matters, ever.
2. Stand up for yourself, even if nobody else does. Because, sometimes, all you’ve got is yourself. Never expect people to understand you or your perspective easily. Yet, despite that, never ever give up on what you want, fight till the last.
3. Accept yourself with your flaws. It’s okay to be flawed, it’s okay to have committed mistakes in the past. It’s only human. No one is perfect. Don’t beat yourself up and put yourself in misery all the time, when you can’t go and change it anyway. Try, instead, to become better each day. Try, to start afresh. Everyone deserves plenty of chances to come around.
P.S. This is Day 21 of my 30 day writing challenge
My first love.
Now this one’s easy. I mean it’s way too obvious. There’s no way I can forget or give up on this.
We are absolutely meant for each other. I’ve no clue how I’d survive without my first, one true love – my love for books. I took a strong liking for reading way back during my childhood, when I was probably 6 or 7 years old. I used to sneak time out during my recess or sports hours to read what I wanted to, and it wasn’t the school portions. This routine became a habit, and till date, no matter how hectic my day is, I ensure I read atleast for an hour each day, not because it is a ritual, but because, spending time with my books give me solace, happiness, strength, and peace – these are majorly what I seek from life.
P.S. This is Day 19 of my 30 day writing challenge