My mind wants to share with the world what I’ve been going through. Maybe or maybe not, some snippets of the glitches and of course, the whole chunk of events that still make life wonderful.
After so many years of riding the roller coaster, my life has its own fair share of ups and downs. Just like yours. Like what we used to say, life is a ferris wheel. Down under now, the next minute you will be high up in the sky relishing the exhilarating moment.
I’ve learned to put others before myself when the rough waves hit me. By doing so, I learned that our wounds will heal faster and better instead of hiding in one corner licking our respective gashes. Whether it’s true or not, it dawned on me that no matter how difficult our lives are, there is still someone out there in this world who is worse off compared to us. As for the intricacies and ironies of life, it’s unavoidable, my friend. Just face it. Real toughness is not about acting, but doing. A stronger butterfly that shines from within, that is what we ought to be.
Believe it or not, random acts of kindness do invite miracles. I am a living testimony. Despite facing some unpleasant times, lending someone a helping hand does make me a happier person. Yes, merely that pure feeling of happiness, nothing more or special. How many of us, trapped in the midst of the hustle-bustle of life, still remember that down-to-earth yet magnificent feeling of assisting people?
Life really gets better, if and if only you believe in it. I woke up early, went for a run and got a surprising ‘good morning’ from a typical worker who is doing his chores. He can choose not to greet me, but he did. After the run, I grabbed my water, sat down on the curb and enjoy the sounds of nature with the wind hurling towards me. There is nothing more better than to replenish fluids in such a perfect weather. Moments later, a motherly-figured lady walked towards my side, flashing that perfect smile. You bet, it came with that typical yet heart-warming ‘good morning’ too! Wow, both events really made my day! I was asking myself, how can life be better than this?
To everyone out there, life can be really great if you are willing to give more than what you have. It ain’t about seeing the greener side of the grass, but rather going back to basic-being kind towards each other, even strangers too. Start by smiling, a gift that was given by God but rarely being used. Tough time isn’t an excuse, but rather an opportunity for us to recognise our blessings as we extend our helping hands. Let us take a step back and rekindle the true essence of humanity.
Kindness rekindled, bL!nk$t@R.