Monday, 5 August 2013

Holding On & Letting Go

''Keep Calm and Carry On'' goes the cliche. No matter how hard life gets, just keep swimming, that's what I was thought.

At this age, I'm starting to learn about the world a tiny bit more seriously. I have these questions about how things work, what was here before and how to have a better future, yadayadayada. The more I learn the more I become so curious about the things around me so I start observing. It's sadly funny how the quote 'Change is the only constant thing' turns out to be indeed really true. Moreover, having my own set of values that I gathered along the road somehow affects the way I see the people around me right now compared to the way I remember them a couple of years ago. I feel like I'm more connected to most of them and unfortunately a bit distant to a few. It's interesting how our thoughts could change according to appropriate maturity levels :)

Among the things I picked up was that everyone has their own arrays of problems and dramas just as much as the blessings that they were granted. Friends, well good friends actually, are indeed one of the most precious gifts one could get. As a friend myself, I aspire to become a better listener and a warmer company, just like what I would have wanted in a good friend. Silly me, I used to think relationship problems are child's play after I've encountered a few real life complications such as someone suffering from a stroke or cancer because most of the times, people with these chronic illnesses have way more positive outlook on  life compared to those suffering from fruitless relationships. However, I now realized that each and every problem is as significant as long as it has been affecting someone's quality of life in any ways. Try not to set a bar just so you could briefly measure and hastily decide whether the problem is interesting enough to get your undivided attention,be considerate and more compassionate. Give what you can even when you know there's nothing in it for you because to me, having someone saying 'You're not alone in this' would mean a lot in any situations  :) Everyone faces different battles and based on my experience, we just need a shoulder to lean on and maybe a strong set of arms for some comforting (especially for people like me, hugs make me feel better) :P Let's try to be positive about the trials thrown in our ways and try harder to avoid being negative about it. Every problem has a solution, inshaAllah :)

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