Love & Time

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness also passed close by, so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.”

“Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder.

So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way. Realizing how much she owed to the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?”

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”


Why Me?

Over a period of year and a half I had to go through lot many bad experiences which always left me with a question “Why me?”

It all started about a year and half back I was at peak of my career among the top 20% resources, highly trusted by the customer, great team player, selected to travel to USA for prestigious project. But suddenly I fell sick and it turned out to be a major illness which could even be fatal.This one blow shattered all my dreams and threw me out of limelight people who used to praise me and always say nice things to me completely forgot about me. Days after days lying in bed I kept on wondering “Why me ?”

I recovered from this and went back to work and recreated my position but my struggle did not end here. Next few months taught me lot many lesson in corporate politics and showed me true faces of  people.

Leaving all the negative experiences behind I travelled to USA and wanted to make a new start of my career but again lot many experiences were waiting to test my mental strength.First time staying alone and away from family initially I felt little scared and lost and somebody taking advantage of my situation constantly started blaming me for things which were not my mistakes and tried to break my confidence and made me feel like I don’t want to stay here I want to go back😥😥

I still continued and fortunately found a supporting friend who did not allow me to give up. Slowly with time I regained my confidence and learnt how to survive in USA, but the constant question “Why me?” kept on bothering me.Days passed and one after the other I saw many ups and downs.Roamed all over USA saw all the places I wanted to see, did a lot of shopping, most of all gained my lost confidence learned how to survive alone and face the world.There were still more blows life had planned for me like I lost my home not once but twice and almost became homeless had to spend heavily on hotel.I even became victim of a financial scam but was saved somehow.

Everytime some bad incident happened I always felt “Why me? ”  I thought deeply about this and then I came across an article on internet about a legendary Wimbledon player who was diagnosed with AIDS, he received letters from his fans all over the world one of which said “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease?”, to which he replied saying

When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD “Why me?”.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD “Why me?”

These lines changed my thoughts reminded me of good things that happened to me, all my successes and achievements and I felt that time I never asked “Why me?” so now I should not ask “Why me?” This changed my outlook to life and gave me the strength to face all the issues.

Life with all the up and downs still continued but everytime I feel like saying “Why me?” I will remember all the good things that happened to me and keep me motivated.👍👍

My Journey

Dream Notepad

Yesterday I read about a column in newspaper about the experiences of girls who move away from home to a different city, state or country in pursuit of their career. This gave a thought of sharing my experiences over here.

Right since my childhood I travelled a lot all over India and even outside India, but that was always a few days vacation and always with family so in a kind of protected atmosphere.

I still remember the day when I travelled alone by bus to my college. My college was just few bus stops away from my home but I felt so tense in that journey of few minutes, I started feeling worried the moment I got into the bus will I be able to know my stop, what if I get down at wrong stop how will I find the way back. Even after getting down from the…

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