It’s 2:52 a.m. I can hear the dogs bark. I am working terribly to squeeze a little something out of my tiny brain, but it’s frozen.
I wonder what it would be like to have all my dreams come true–to get into Harvard, write a book which will win trillions of hearts, adopt a kid, and so on.
Then I wonder what if I die. How will I feel? What it will be to like lowered in the grave and then being left all alone surrounded by terrible loneliness and murkiness that I have never ever experienced?
This year, 2012 is the worst year of my life for several reasons. I got severely ill. I missed my board exam. I lost a person who has been really close to me. I have seen an acrimonious divorce. I left my college. I have faced practically half of my fears this year. All the stuff that I never thought I would go through, not even in my wildest dreams.
On a positive note, it is also the most wonderful year of my life as I came across a lot of interesting people through writing this year. I visited the kids suffering from Thalassemia and spend a little time with them. I attended a big conference. I decorated my room the way I wanted to. I got a blackberry. I got selected as a teen writer here which is a major win.
I see a lot of my friends talking about Christmas, but I wonder what it will be like for the parents who lost their children in the school tragedy.
I wonder what life will be like for the 23-year-old girl from India who got gang-raped and is struggling between life and death.
I wonder what it’s like to face shoe-insecurity.
I feel that we need to stop craving for more and we need to stop obsessing about our problems and just pause for a minute, flush all the bad memories, recall all the good stuff, and thank God for all the awesome things in our lives. Just simply thank God, and do that right now.
So, let’s just BE GRATEFUL. Tell the individuals around you how important they are to you. Now. Celebrate little moments. EMBRACE ALL THE FLAVOURS OF LIFE. Don’t be too self-centered. Do something for someone without expecting a reward. And don’t forget to annoy mean people with your happiness!
About the Writer
Ridx is a free-spirited 17-year old girl from Pakistan who is in a quest for knowledge. She likes to write, click, and paint. The person whom she admires most is her mum. She LOVES Hershey’s Kisses, Flaming Hot Cheetos, Disney Movies and stationery. Ridx truly believe in the quote from the movie Mulan: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” And she has an obsession with black panthers.