There are a number of things in life that give me a lot of optimism and the zest to be happy every day.
This quote in particular always makes me chuckle and gives me much needed food for thought, too, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”- Oscar Wilde
Isn’t it true? If you really want to find fault at something you will go out of the way to do so. Not even the most inspiring of words can bring your spirits up but if you like to look at everything positively then nothing in the world can stop you from being happy. J
Today, I am going to tell you a story. A real life story of a person who is really close to me. The ups and downs of her life and how she overcame them never fails to fill me with optimism and hope. She has come a long way from what she was years ago and she is living happily today. I have narrated this incident of her life in a story format for my dear readers. Hope you enjoy reading it.
Her eyes did not shed a single tear but she was crying; crying for her loss. She did not deserve this. How could he leave her so soon? It was not his time to go. She walked into the nearest temple and just sat there. A few women looked at her sympathetically. One or two even tried to coax her to tell them her address. She was a girl for a good house who had fallen upon bad days they thought.
But she remained mute. She kept staring at the piece of marble that people called God and willed him to finish her off this instance. Je stared back at her resolutely with those unblinking eyes. At midnight she screamed and she screamed some more. She hurled abuses and started kicking everything that she could see. The temple priest saw her but let her be. Sometimes it is best to get your anger out he thought. She was best left alone. Sleep poisoned her at some time during the night and she drifted off to an unhappy world where his face haunted her.
When she got up, there was bile in her mouth. She ran to the bushes and vomited. The priest came over and gave her some water. He told her, “I know everything seems lost child but there is always hope. Return home”. She mutely nodded and started a long walk back.
She did notice anything nor did she hear anything until she felt that vomiting sensation again. With the last bit of strength left in her she ran to her house and went straight to the sink.
Suddenly something dawned on her. It couldn’t be, could it? Not after they had given up hope.
But the two unblinking dots told her otherwise. She was clutched with fear. What will I do now? She peed again and again but every time the two pink dots came up.
She felt a cool breeze waft through her window and she could hear someone say, “I am right here”. She laughed and she cried. She cried for her loss, for her uncertain future but she laughed at the possibility of having a little one nestle close to her every day. She smiled at the possibility of teaching her little baby how to walk and running around the park with him or her everyday. Suddenly, her numb heart sprang to life, beating furiously. She had a lot to live for. Her family, this unborn child and for him, she would live a full happy life. She was filled with happiness, joy and optimism for she know after so many days that everything was and will be all right.
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