Turning Sadness into Opportunity
There is a time in our lives when we all get very upset, upset with the way our lives posing impossible odds in front of us. We retract to our shells when we see our life playing an unfair game with us.
Many questions begin flooding our minds – “Why is it happening to me? What did the other guy do that he got it all and I am stuck here?”
The problem doesn't emerge when we begin to think like this, the problem arises from the fact that we start to take life so seriously that we begin to survive, forgetting to live.
How to be happy?
Try living your life, instead of just surviving through it.
A few months back, I was going through one of the most terrible phases of my life. I came this close to living my dream, becoming something important to myself. It never materialized and to make matters worse, I contracted Jaundice on my way back and was bed-ridden for over a month.
God had given me some serious time to introspect. I was an object, vacantly watching the blur that was in the TV.
Nothing made any sense.
During the end of this agonizing period, I went up on the roof one fateful night. The sky was crystal clear and studded with beautiful stars. The beauty was akin to a bride on her wedding night.
It struck me then. A mere simple and yet a profound thought.
I realized I had just wasted a month and a half, mourning over the recent failure. There were many other things I could’ve done.
"I could’ve lived, yet I chose to survive."
Since then I haven’t just survived a single day. I have tried to live each and every moment to the fullest.
I got a new job, shifted to a new place and have never looked back again.
I am STILL an aspiring army officer and I am HAPPY to try and not just give up.
Never be sad with a closed door. Because with the closed door, comes a thousand open windows...windows of sheer opportunities.