Life is a funny business, isn’t it? So long as we are not faced with any obstacles, we fail to realize how truly blessed and happy we were. If till then all we could see was what was lacking in our lives, once it turns upside down, we tend to think how good it was before. Appreciation pours in for what had lost and we would see how silly it was to yearn for what wasn’t there.
The problems we face make us strong, of course. But where do we draw this energy to deal with the problems? I believe that it’s from the willingness to get past the hurdles and move forward. That never dying determination forces us to face, fight and move ahead. There were times I lived only because of the constant presence of this determination. Today I can’t even imagine how thankful I am for that.
Once we are past that difficult phase there will be a sigh of relief. At times when I look back, I wonder how the hell did I manage to pull that off! It’s true, until we face the demons we never realize the power that lies within us!
Does that mean life is perfect now? No way! There are times, moments, and days where we struggle with our problems, big and small. We feel exhausted and rejected. We question why life is such a struggle. We lose patience. But we hold on. Because we want to see past this too. Because hard it might be, but we do have the power to get past this too. And we hold on.
Sometimes I wonder, am I ready to trade the imperfections in my life to make it smooth and clean like a freshly laundered and ironed linen, wrinkle-free and perfect! Never! These imperfections are imprints from different moments of our lives without which our identity is lost into the oblivion. These imperfections are the source my energy, sometimes my happiness too.
Yes, life is funny that way. It is never gonna be perfect, but perfect isn’t what makes our life perfect!
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