Love & Pain ~ This week



SALT ~ This week ~Love

During this week I was particularly stressed at work due to the increase in work load. Adding to it the rising temperatures coupled with frequent power-cuts had left me irritated as hell. One particular day as I was battling all this with a migraine I got a call from a long lost friend. I was surprised as I remembered she being on a holiday with her family. I answered the call praying it was not a bad news. Our conversation went on something like this:
Me: Hello...
She: Hiiiiii ( cheerfully) I am just below your office. Can you come down for 2 minutes?
Me: (In a worried tone) Are you OK? What happened?
She: Arre....come down. Will explain everything.

I excused myself for a while and started getting down the stairs as mentally I was cursing my friend for making me feel so tense and not telling me what happened. Momentarily I even forgot that I had a throbbing headache. Having reached the parking lot I started staring at the direction of the incoming traffic expecting my friend when I suddenly sensed someone calling out my name. As I turned around I saw my friend running towards me with her arms spread wide open and a huge grin on her face.Before I could understand what was happening she hugged me tightly. She held me like that for quite sometime to the utter dismay of the onlookers. Though I was feeling embarrassed, I was kind of enjoying it. She loosened her grip slowly and kissed my forehead. She took my hands in her hers and said, ' I don't know why I felt that you needed this today. Don't worry everything will be fine soon. Take care and remember I am always just a phone call away in case you need me. ' Saying this she hugged me tightly once more and left me abruptly as she had come giving some vague reasons of having to getting late to reach somewhere.

She left me feeling a zillion times better than I had ever felt. I was deeply touched by her this gesture and looked up to thank Him for blessing me with such an unexpected shower of love.

Lesson Learnt: Love is one of the strongest emotions in this world. No hurt can win against a warm hug ,no tear can triumph over a loving smile and no worries can face a tender kiss. No storm can withstand the sheer power of love.

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PEPPER ~ This week ~ Pain


However much I dislike the tag I need to accept that my nickname within my family in Ms. Accident Prone. I seem to meet with accidents like meeting old friends,bumping into them at any nook or corner. Like my mother likes to say, not a single part of my body has been spared the bother of being in a bandage. Out of all the accidents I have met with (Believe me the number is huge!!) the two which I remember the most are the ones on my leg and right hand. Majorly because they lasted the longest and partly because they made me do things I never thought I would.

In real life however we all would be dependent - financially on parents, emotionally on loved one but physically we would never want to be. Unfortunately this is what these two accidents did to me. Overnight my movements were restricted and I was confined to my bed. I was feeling frustrated but had resigned myself thinking there is no other way out of this. But what followed was an entirely different story altogether. I saw myself trying to knock and open different doors inside me which otherwise I would never have. 

I love dancing which I could not do in this state. One day my reflection caught my attention in a hand mirror and my dance teacher's words rung in my ears, 'Your foot work is beautiful. Work on your expressions.' Thats exactly what I did. I would play songs and emote them on my face. By the time my injury was healed my expressions had improved too. While my right hand was injured I could not write. But then I found out the virtual keyboard on the computer and within no time mastered writing through it. I learnt many things in this period like doing my hair using only my index finger and middle finger and also eating with left hand.

By saying all this I am not showing my greatness, on the contrary I am showing my vulnerability. One incident turns our life Topsy-turvy and it requires so much of an effort to see the brighter side of it. I enjoyed the learning I got during this time as it introduced me to a different myself. We truly take so many things in our life for granted.


Lesson Learnt : Adversities are there in life to teach us something or sometimes to just introduce us to a hidden talent with us.


Comments

  1. Hi,
    First I liked your "Pepper and Salt " series. May copy your idea and start writing on the same lines if I am allowed ? ;)

    For first story I don't have anything to say.IN fact I don't have much opinion about that.

    Second story is too cool. It reflects the importance of dedication to learn things. My brief take on this is " One should not stop learning at any stage of his/her life". The dedication to learn things can completely change you and with that you can explore more of yourself about which you don't know yet. Inspired a lot from your story as you have not gave up your learning (expressions, left hand working, virtual keyboard,etc.). In b/w I didn't know you are good dancer as well besides a good blogger?

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    1. Oh wow....that is some compliment. M glad you liked it so o much. :)

      I completely agree when you say one should not stop learning at any stage. It is very important to keep ourselves motivated all the time.

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  2. Hi

    My first visit to your blog and I loved it! Very nice post!! Just the right size and a nice message!

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    1. Hello and Welcome here... I am really glad you liked it so much. Thanks :)

      Hope to see you here more often!

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  3. You know what I was looking as If it was a tag or a series kinf thing "salt and pepper" and realized that you have so many posts written under the tag.. totally loved it... first story left me in a daze and second kept me motivated... I liked the salt and pepper idea... :)

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    1. :o)

      This precisely was the idea behind writing the salt and pepper incidents. I am really glad I could do all this with this post. THank you so much!

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  4. Fantastic idea, Me and I love the two 'stories' you shared. What a thoughtful friend you have. I'm sorry to hear about your accident but love the way you turned it around! You rock.

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    1. Thank you so much Corinne - such incidents truly make your life more beautiful and give you the strength to turn even the adversities around.

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  5. Was crying so much reading the first story that i needed to read 3 times the second :(
    I wish I had a friend like yours. I wish one day in my life, just one, I will live a similar experience. Thank you so much for giving me a dream.

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    1. Your comment was truly touching Nikky.... I can understand when you say that as I have been through such a time and yes I did dare to dream then. Today I have some wonderful friends around me - Touchwood. Less, but wonderful.I am sure your dream will also come true - AMEN

      I am honoured today I could give you a dream. Take care...

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  6. My first read of this series, and echo the sentiments above.. Inspired

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    1. Welcome here Brenda, I am glad you enjoyed reading this.

      Thanks so much:)

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  7. So true.. you have analysed life's situations so well.. I too believe that every event in our lives- whether good or bad, does leave behind an imprint on our lives and we are the ones who are to decide whether to transform the imprint into a scar or a memory worth cherishing for the rest of our lives...
    Beautiful post.. and inspiring as well .. loved it :)

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    1. M glad to know you felt inspired after reading this...thanks!

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  8. Oh, this is absolutely inspiring! Love does and will overcome all things, and we can learn so much about ourselves when painful situations occur.
    Thank you for blessing us all with these wonderful stories!

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    1. Thank you so much Martha... for such wonderful words.

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  9. wonderful post, i can relate to learning from everything that is thrown at you. Sometimes I would like a break from the lessons though...lol

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    1. Oh yes... I agree. But life is perhaps the best teacher anyone of us can have in this world!

      Thanks for being here :)

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  10. Love:

    Interesting...it's seems to be weird at times because of the place it happens...(i mean some close friend comes up a jumps onto you to hug you) but the fact is that such unconditional showering of affections from closed ones...takes away all our distress for that moment...and it happens to stay with us for a long time...!!!
    good one...!!!

    Pain:
    this is a very good piece...adversities make us to look beyond our abilities to find out many other capabilities that we have...
    being a left hander...few years back...i felt as if my right hand was of no use....it didn't even have the strength nor does it was able to do any fruitful work...but an accident forced me to use my right hand...and today...i can eat with both my hands...and i am also exerting much to learn to write from my right hand...!!!

    loved both the posts...!!!

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    1. Wow that is tremendous, you can eat with both hands and are currently learning to write with the right hand!!!

      :)

      Hats off to your dedication!

      Love is the universal language and it makes the world go round. It comes in different forms and changes our lives forever.

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