And all the dreams that we had been chasing in bright daylight scurry like a herd of rabbits, bringing us to our senses. That’s Life! She (as Vidya correctly says that “Life can only be a ‘she’ for being so patient and awesome!”) does care about us, corrects us when we go wrong, teaches us lessons when we really need to learn them and leave us enlightened and enriched ! What would we do without such a kind teacher!
I wonder why we discontinue learning once our formal education comes to an end ? Why do we consider ourselves Mr/Ms Know-alls, when, in fact, this learning is a life long process? At every stage, in every situation, we learn something that leaves an impact on our minds; a lesson, which helps us on our journey. There have been some things that I, too, have learnt – some, the hard way, and some, quite subtly. Life is pretty considerate, that way, isn’t she? She knows us much better than we do!
Like, today, as I was reading a religious text, I came across a line that said that I was supposed to make use of the skills I had been blessed with and not just while away my time. What would be the difference between me and an animal if all I did was eat and sleep? And, just a while later, I read this post by Vidya, that prompted me to open up my lappy and type this post! My writing skills received some much needed greasing, and my mind, some much needed exercise!
And, it is not just life that teaches us lessons, but, death does, too! It teaches us how momentary everything in this world is. Here today, gone tomorrow! So, call up mum! Everyday! Instead of tiring your fingers and straining your retina by texting all the time, simply call up the person! Hearing your loved one’s voice at the other end, listening to their tinkling laughter, brings about such an amazing warmth to the heart! You never know when will be the next time you hear that voice! Or, if you ever will!
These days, as we see skinny females strutting about their so-called perfect bodies, my heart goes out to those who spend endless agonising hours, criticising themselves for not being like those screen goddesses. What a pity! Why is it that we don’t love ourselves for how we are! And, whoever said that those zombies you see on the catwalk are ‘beautiful’? No, they are not! They are starved, malnourished, pathetic, sad creatures, desperate for some attention! Taking care of our bodies and minds, loving ourselves the way we are, will bring about a confidence that will bring a natural glow to our faces! Therefore, repeating these lines to myself, I have finally begun caring and loving the ‘me’ that I see in the mirror. Exercise well, eat right and look sexy! Be an enigma to the world around you and have some fun: that is my mantra!
You know, Life does a good job on us all; it’s just that we need to trust her well, and watch everything fall into its rightful place at the rightful time!
And, finally, the latest lesson I have learnt, is keep your posts not-too-short and not-too-long, and watch the footsteps coming your way increase! So, ciao for now! Until later…
And, keep smiling! 🙂
Today’s post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
Today’s prompt: Letter E.