Life, they say, is a gift that each person is given to cherish in health and preserve in sickness. It is also a gift to relish in wealth and polish in dearth until death do them part. As one opens this gift to reveal its feature, to some, it is a treat while to others, it is rather a trick and which they would return to the sender if it was possible. However, my dad says, life is a blank check made out to one’s name and one is to write in oneself whatever amount one wishes, and believe me, it will not rebound. But then, he says, take time and use wisdom when deciding on the amount to write, for, Heaven forbids, if you misuse it, the door of hell is wide open to welcome you. The ears of Providence shall not hear your complains, nor shall any compassion be felt for you. Wow!
At times, you feel like you may drop dead any time under the burden of stress and distress. But, you feel as if it would gladden you because all your worries and indignation would therefore come to an end. But there are people in this life that you care about and love with all your soul, and whose existence means a lot to you. They are your reason-to-be. They are loved ones whom you wouldn’t want to leave behind and whom you feel you wouldn’t be able to live without if they would die. But you don’t have any control over that. You feel there would be no desires in your heart if it were not for them, because all your ambitions in life, all your protests, endeavors, and struggles are to see them through a safe and happy long-lasting life. You fret too much.
But the longer it takes to fulfill those dreams, the weaker you seem to become by the day. You spend the day thinking and staring at the horizon hoping to see the reality of your dreams come forth. When you review all the options there are to achieve your goal and you have to choose the slowest one, time and patience, you fret. Every time a day ends and your dream didn’t come true, you spend the night in agony and fear waiting restlessly for tomorrow. You remain hopeful when you see other people’s dreams are coming true and it gives you the patience to wait. But In the meantime, time is passing by, and you are getting older. As you get older, you become more desperate. And then you may wonder “why is my dream yet to come true? Or “why everyone’s dream but mine is coming true? But, one question is: “Are you pursuing the right dream?”. Another question is: Is the gift of life a treat or a trick to you?