A Peppy Walk To Remember03:25
I need some 'me time' to keep insanity at bay.. !
Sometimes we get so busy in acquiring things in life that we lose ourselves. We lose our smile, we lose our happiness, we lose the little joys of life which make us happy..! The journey we take to build a better life, leads us to the pits in reality. Some lose their health, some their loved ones, some their soul but the fact is, everyone loses something or the other.
That is the reason they say that 'to gain something, you have to lose something'. If it's the greater thing we acquire and the smaller thing we lose, we emerge as winners and the situation is just the opposite - life has played us.
The questions you have to ask yourself today are:
"Are you doing justice to yourself?"
"Are you losing yourself in the madness of gaining the world?"
Sit down in an isolated place, ponder on these questions and ask your heart the answers. It never lies, it will always tell you the truth.
The other day I was feeling very weird, something was pulling at me. I have been shopping like crazy in all the online sales, making all the best of what fashion can offer mine. But something was amiss. Something was not right. That was when I decided to take a walk in the park and go looking for what I had lost amidst the everyday madness of the world ~ Myself. Little did I knew that it would turn into a walk to remember.
I decided not to take my phone with me. It was time to take a break from clicking pictures and actually picture out my own life. I put on my sneakers and headed straight to the entrance of the park.
A thousand thoughts kept striking in my head. Some memories found their way back and I was so deep in thought that I suddenly I tripped and fell on something. Thanks to the bad influence of social media, I got up cursing and realized that I had tripped on a small twig fallen from the trees above.
I kicked the twig in disgust and watched as it flew away and fell with a thump, few feet away from me. I walked to it and kept staring until tears tickled down my eyes... before I knew it, I was kneeling on my knees and crying.
The twig had ticked a chord in me. It was so small yet it had managed to make me fall. It was so delicate yet it had not broken when I had kicked it but here I was.. huge in size but shattered and torn.
I wiped off my tears, picking up the twig. I smiled at it and got up, walking away further with the twig as my only company.
I told the twig all my problems. I shared my darkest secrets with it and we even laughed together at my nasty jokes. Time just stopped as we kept walking away.. in search of me. I told him how everything was going to be alright, how the dearest Almighty was going to bless me and how I myself would fix everything, starting from today. Now.
Finally the gate on the far end of the park was visible. It was time to go, time for us to part ways and bid adieu.
I felt that this park was home for this twig and it would be rude to cage it in my home so I found a secret place behind a tree and hid my new buddy behind it. After one last smile at it, I was heading towards the exit.
By the time I reached my home, there was a bounce in my step, a smile on my face and a renewed zest in me ~ I had found myself.
It was definitely a Peppy walk to remember! (: