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A time to think

There are times when I think!

I think of how my life would have been, had I been born in some different place, amongst different people altogether. That's when I realize that though our Destiny decides our final destinations, it is the people around us who help us pick the right option to reach there. Our family and friends play an important role in making us the people we are.

All of who I am, all of who I can be,

Wouldn't have been possible if these particular people (my family and friends) wouldn't have been a part of my life.

There are times when I am out and beaten. Its that time, when all those who are close to me have stood by me. gently coaxing me to stand up again and to walk.

My family and friends have always motivated me to go started from talking....and ended at reading passages on positive behavior. However, over the years there are two things that have touched my heart, mind and soul, and go back to these two things everytime I am feeling low and lost.

I am sharing these two things with you.

First is an inspirational poem, 'Don't Quit'. This was written many years ago by an unknown author. It was given to me by one of my friends, when I was struggling with all the competitive exams. My Mom too, shares quotes from this poem whenever I feel like giving up.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about,
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than,
    It seems to a faint and faltering man,
    Often the struggler has given up,
    When he might have captured the victor's cup,
    And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out--
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far,
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Then there us the story of the velveteen rabbit. It was passed on to me by my bestest friend Katya. Its a long story. It makes me understand that my dreams will realise...but it will take some time. It gives me hope to carry on. Here is a link to the story:

There are many stories that my Dad tells me. Even today. All those that make sense. And that make me wonder.....what would have happened to me, if Dad-Mom, Dada-Bhabhi, my family, Uncles and Aunts and cousins and friends wouldn't have been there to guide me.

True, I would have reached the same place I am today...because maybe I was destined to do so.

But maybe I would have been a different person altogether.


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