We all go through phases in life when we feel there is no point of moving forward. We feel alone, lost and completely helpless in the world around us. We believe that we have been chosen to play the role of a victim in destinies cruel game. We cannot do anything but accept what fate has written for us.
I have been through days like this when I have completely lost hope that there could ever be a silver lining to the dark clouds in my life. I have shut the windows, switched off the lights, curled inside my blanket and just cried myself to sleep. When morning came, my window has welcomed the shining sun and the barking dogs. As I have shifted myself in bed, I have been pleasantly surprised to realize that I was still breathing. Wow! I was still alive!
At the dawn of a brand new day, the biggest gift that God could have given me to help me change the world around me, is the gift of being alive. As long as I am alive, I have this extraordinary power to change anything in my life. My last hope for change would die, only when I was to die myself.
There is a joke that I share with one of my good friends, a highly successful entrepreneur in her own right. Whenever times are rough, we just remind each other of the fact that we are still alive. We congratulate each other on this gift and get back to resolving the crisis in our lives. As long as we are alive, we will find a way out.
On this Birthday, I have begged and borrowed many gifts from the loved ones around me. But honestly speaking, the greatest gift that I could ever receive is the gift that I already posses – the gift of a healthy body and a healthy mind. Given these two things, there is nothing more that I could ever need to achieve my dreams.