a time to appreciate all that life had given you and to strive towards health in the hopes that, one day, you too would be able to give back in whatever way you can.
You are given but one life. During your lifetime, there will be many chances and opportunities; it is these that need to be recognised for the blessings that they are, even if they come in the form of a disease, as unwelcome a gift as that may be.
Once that time comes, it will not be a period to dwell on the past, to ask, “Why me?”
Appreciate your family and friends, create the memories of a lifetime, and hope you would be able to return the kindness showered on you.”
I had the manuscript ready, hidden in my dropbox for months. I dared not turn them into reality. I feared of rejections. I was at a stage that I needed positivity to go on.
A rejection letter would just bring my world crashing down.
However, time flies fast, waiting for no one. I might not be able to catch up.
I told myself – I have to act now. I might not have another chance.
Even if it meant a rejection, at least I had taken a chance and given it a try instead of simply wondering… what if…
Luck was with me, the manuscript was accepted on the first attempt. That acceptance had given me positive energy and helped in my recovery.
It is now 4 months since the manuscript was accepted. My recovery is progressing.
Writing the book itself (Dec 2014 – 2015) was a therapeutic process and getting it published (2016) is a dream come true.
Yes! It was horrible that day
But who am I to judge
We are the same after all
You will only understand
If you were the one lying on that bed
On that particular morning
And if you were the one going through
What I have been through
I hope we all learned our lessons
Through this painful experience I had
Experience is the best teacher
If not for you…at least for me
Photo : very early in the morning; as we drove the boys to school