Sunday, 15 August 2010

Breaking of a new dawn

As I sat and read the updates about the flood in Pakistan and how critical and heart-wrenching the situation was, I couldn't help but be grateful for my life and where I am right now. Too many times, I've been unhappy and discontent with life, for what reason? probably cause I felt too fat or thought I wasn't pretty enough. We complain about the little unnecessary things, we feel nobody loves us so we take a razor and slit our wrists, we think our lives are messed up so we take drugs and wake up in different beds every day. if you think your life is messed up think twice, you go to bed and you wake up the next day, house intact, food on the table and clothes on our body and even enough money to buy the drugs u take but those Pakistanis went to bed with all hope in their eyes of waking up the next day to go to the farm or to the market and where did some find themselves? buried under the gushing water of the river, drowning and fighting for their lives, tears streaming down their faces as they watched their loved ones being swept away by the flood while clinging unto whatever means of survival they could find and you sit on your comfortable bed, it may not be comfortable but you can sit on DRY land and open your mouth to complain?
I wonder how fed up God is sometimes of hearing us complain. He has put you where He knows is best for you but you don't see it and you never will if every word from your mouth is a complaint. You think you have nothing to live for but you do, you have every right to live and every right to smile just for the fact that you saw the breaking of a brand new day; many would have loved to see that but they didn't get to, many would love to walk again even if for a split second, yet you have these incredible two things that carry you around and you complain of ''yams'', many would love to see the beautiful disaster of the world, you have two working eyes and you can still open your mouths to complain about them being bulgy, MANY and I mean A LOT would kill to have a sip of that sparkling water you're drinking but you can afford to complain about being fed up of water and the desire to have juice instead. It's sad, really sad.
You need to be thankful for the things you have, no matter how little they are because there are people out there who would kill to be in your position, so what if your legs are fat? stand solidly, so what if your eyes are bulging and big, you can see way more than others, so what if you have a big nose? breathe in life. Don't be an ingrate remember those who have no choice. I've sworn to always wake up with a smile on my face and make sure it never gets out of place and always be grateful for my blemishes, scars and flaws, it's high time you do the same.

1 comment:

  1. I know this is old but I have to say "Amen to that". I'm thankful to God where I am right now because I might not even be here if it wasn't for His love and mercy.