Everyone has their story,this one’s mine.I opened my eyes, immediately closing them due to the sudden light flooding my young eyes. Yes you guessed it right, it was the first day I opened my eyes. It took a few minutes for my eyes to adjust to the sunlight and what I saw surprised me. My eyesight met with bare,dry,avast land. I was enthusiastic because it was something new to me, it was like the sun’s rays were reflected on the rocky land and it was beautiful. My happy moment was cut short by an intense thirst that hit my stem and I felt the water in my leaves dry up and it hurt.It felt so painfull because my beautiful petals started falling. That’s when I noticed my petals were white.
I was heartbroken and as I watched another petal fall to the dry rocky ground, it felt like I just lost a piece of me. Just as I had lost all hope and decided maybe that was my fate,soft thick drops of water dropped on my petals and leaves and I felt instant relief and intense happiness thinking it was raining atlast! Looking at the sky, it was as clear as the sea, not even a cloud visible. I asked myself the obvious question, where did the water come from? I suddenly heard a small deep cough beside me and it startled me. I turned my head slowly anticipating to see who was there and when my eyes fell on the source of the sound…I was amazed!There it stood, tall and green with beautiful brown eyes and huge thorns and it was the most beautiful thing I had set my eyes on…so far.
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Alone.I am alone.I stand tall swaying to the strong winds, my leaves trying to keep me in place and my roots holding firm to every grain of soil on the dry cracked ground.One would think that due to the strong winds and dust everywhere then it is a sign of rain coming.No, not in this place.The sun stood high and mighty, bright punishing us with its powerful rays of heat,knowing fully that there is no shade whatsoever to relieve us from its torture.Yes I said US.
I have beautiful fresh white petals and green leaves while my friend beside me is green adorned with thorns all over.I am a rose and he is a cactus.A rose in a desert.How did a rose find its way into the desert, no one knows.An outcast,yes.
to be continued…
I know the two words silence and loud are not supposed to be in the same sentence but a measure like this is needed in critical situations. Many people have had to bear the loss of family memebers, friends, homies, neighbours and other relevant people in our lives. Many at times the main cause is depression.
Depression mainly forces the depressed to stay silent and not communicate their real problems and this cannot be blamed on them because they obviously have their reasons on why they decided not to talk. There is one thing that I wanna tell you today just incase you din’t know or maybe you forgot or you know it but you don’t want to admit it:
Silence is communicating.
So to answer the question i asked in the topic, YES, silence is loud for the people who want to listen. The key is wanting to listen to your loved ones, your neighbour, your best bud, and everyone around you. This topic is not appealing but it had to be adressed sooner. Be kind to your fellow human beings .It will not cost you a penny or a dollar to ask your family members how they spent the night when you wake up in the morning, or ask your classmates how they are fairing on, greet and offer a smile to your neighbour.Your kindness can save a life!
To all you special people, you are not alone in this world. There are people who love you and care for you and you must cherish that. Yes you have problems, but it aint the end of the world. Don’t you think that you have all the problems in the world because there is someone somewhere in this huge world that has much bigger problems that yours and he or she is surviving and is not losing hope . Things will get better because it is just a stage that will pass. Greater things are waiting for you on the other side of fear. All you have to do is, take a leap of faith.
You ever experienced a time when everything on your side seems to always go wrong? Your work load seems endless, too much pressure at home with family, endless quarells with your bestfriend or your partner! There is a remedy for that but it has to come from you and done by you, find yourself.
You have been lost in your problems because you are so bent on wanting to solve your problems that you forget that you deserve to be happy. You only have one life to live, so you better live to your fullest or you will end up regretting on your death bed because you did not do the things you wanted to do, the things that you love, the things that make you happy, instead you did the things that brought you money or brought you fame but not happiness.
You are more important than anyone else in this world. Keep that in your mind and you will always be happy. If you are having a bad day, go out, have some icecream or go out, get some snacks and netflix and chill, all in all what am trying to say is do something that you love doing. Trust me, it always works.
Peace, a five letter word which carries more weight, meaning and importance to every single human being across the globe. Who does not like a time where everywhere you go there are smiles on everyone’s faces? Who doesnt like the feeling of waking up happy and greet your neighbour and greet the cashier in the supermarket and life goes on smoothly? The fact is everyone loves a peaceful environment!
Some people dislike others just because of their skin colour, their tribe, their style of clothing, their origins, religion, culture and all other petty things. All these things I mentioned above do not define who a person is on the inside. Get to know the person for who he or she is on the inside and then you learn to accept him or her the way he or she is. Lets face it every human being was created different so why do you expect him or her to be just like you?
The thing I am trying to put across is that learn to accept how different each and every person is and even if you cannot befriend the person then the least you can do is not to be hateful and be generous using a simple greeting whenever you come accross him or her.
Peace is very important and it starts with you and me having peace of heart mind and soul.
Life flies away without people noticing and as seconds become minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, a year and finally years. They pass by and in no time you find yourself growing older and older as every birthday passess. Thinking about it now and reading it makes you feel a little sad but its the reality. Nevertheless this reality should not make you so sad that you start changing your life and stop doing the things you love. It should actually motivate you to continue doing the things you love because you never live a day twice.
Live your life one day at a time. Be humble to every person you meet whether at a coffee shop or at the supermarket. Make your mark by being you and being humble to the extent that you make everyone laugh and smile whenever you are around. Be generous at heart and your mark will be made never to be erased.
Alone and together are two words with opposite meanings and two different impacts on life.For today I just want to pick one aspect of life that everyone must go through,problem facing.There are two different types of people,or lets say three.There is one person that will never share their problems with anyone,not even a family member or a close person like a husband or wife,there is the person that shares their problems with their close ones and lastly there is one that never stops talking about their problems to anyone they meet even a stranger in a bus!
Lets look at the first two people;the one that does not speak out or share his/her problems will do as what her mind sees as right,and the effect may be good or bad because he/she did not consult.On the other hand the one who consults the close ones will get multiple ideas and solutions which will all bring out positive effect.That is why successful people do not make huge decisions by themselves,they consult in meetings and even their spouses.A saying goes ‘behind every successful man stands a woman.’
We can all see now that together is way better than alone in many things like studying(form groups where sharing of ideas and concepts takes place),problem solving(find someone you trust and share them to get multiple solutions and better ideas),etc.
Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration,wonderful things can be achieved.
Stay united and stay blessed!