• tortoise 8w

    let we never become any hindrance to someone's joy and peace!

    @miraquill @writersnetwork
    thank you WN for another repost! ❤️

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    You're Right!

    you feel hurt, don't you?
    and, a little pain, deep in your chest?
    ofcourse, life is hard,
    may be a little more for you.

    last week, while tossing between the cases, a new case knocked my brain. a girl in her teens, with a rare disease, called "intermediate uveitis". her only concern was to, at least, slow down the progress of disease, else she'd lost vision from both eyes. And, when i ask her, how does the disease affect her, on emotional level, she answered, "the disease doesn't affect me, i just want to study, and become a good CA." because, the condition doesn't let her study for more than half an hour at a stretch, without pain and burning in her eyes, with vertigo and blackouts. it was her father who told about her academic success, and how she topped her tenth examination, despite suffering the maximum during that time. i always thought, how much struggle i do, with studying and working and everything in between, for my career is a never ending journey. She slapped me, right on the face, to let me know, what struggle actually looks like.

    yesterday while traveling, i shut my eyes closed, for i was hugely tired. only when, someone's laughter hindered my peace. A girl in her early twenties, was struggling to remove her mask, to click a selfie. Immediately, i thought, how stupid it is for people to find joy, in clicking pictures, when there's a lot she can do in her age. It was visibly difficult for her to hold phone and scarf and her bag to manage from her right hand. it annoyed me a little, why isn't she holding one of the item with her left hand, when God has given all of us two hands, for she might drop her phone. only when i saw, how her left forearm was amputated. I was slapped again, right on my face, to judge people for what they do, without knowing their why's. Everyone has a right to be happy, even amidst all the pain they suffer. And if their joy comes from clicking selfie, who am i to deny that? She was indeed a strong woman, to single handedly manage her life, to be really apt.

    and, if you feel,
    i wrote it down, to undermine
    your pains and your sufferings,
    trust me, that's not my aim.

    this is to remind you,
    that everyone struggles.
    and the least we can do,
    is to be kind.
    not only to others,
    but to ourselves too.

    more often than not,
    we fail to realise,
    how blessed and lucky we're.
    so don't let all your focus,
    onto what's going wrong,
    when it's you, who's going right!

    ©tortoise