Monday, April 14, 2014

Life speaks

I am the most beautiful gift you have.

So many of you realize my worth only when it is too late. You spend all your life wondering why others have it better than you, why you were born on the wrong side of the tracks, when others are wallowing in luxury. I can be a hard taskmaster, but whether you believe it or not, I am a just paymaster. I have always given you the wages you asked for, provided you are willing to sweat for them.

I have a soft corner for those who won’t stop dancing even though they have blisters on their feet.

I give you so much. I give you loved ones, opportunities for friendship, for making good memories, and I let you be in charge of yourself. How is it my fault if you don’t take control?

Sure I take things away too. But you can’t have it all. Not all the time. There are lessons to be learned from holding on, and from letting go.

I may seem cruel to you, particularly when I grind you down. Don’t take it personally. It’s part of the game. I give you the freedom to act as you will, don’t I? Will you let me mow you down? Or will you spring up each time I hit you?

Unfortunately, I don’t come with a manual. I let you figure out things for yourself. I’d be simpler, if I came with instructions. But that would straitjacket the width of my offerings to you.

There are a few things that I demand from you.

No matter what happens, you have to keep moving. I’m a living, rushing river. Don’t make a cesspool out of me. Travel light. Leave negative memories, emotions and feelings behind. Excess baggage bogs me down.

Do the things that get your heart racing. Do the things that calm your heart.

Live today to the fullest. You don’t know what I’m going to serve tomorrow.

Dance when it rains. Dance when it’s sunny.

When sorrow overtakes you, grieve with all your heart.
When joy suffuses your being, rejoice as completely.

Watch out for the small things. They make up the entirety of me.

As long as I am with you, live every moment. Don’t let your spirit die before your time is up.

All said and done, I’m really not that complicated.

Just remember that I am your story. Don’t let others write me for you.


  1. Life very nicely explained. Life probably isn't meant to be easy but the journey is meant to be enjoyed. Loved your post.

  2. Reading this post reminds me Robert Frost's quote. Life can be described in 3 words - it goes on!!
    GOOD one again
    Like they say life gives 100 reasons to cry then u give life 1000 reasons to smile. Tough to implement though :)

  3. Very well explained, Cynthia! Enjoyed reading it and hope to remember the nuggets of wisdom your posts contain. I have a memory like a sieve :)

  4. So thought provoking... Each step , each turn needs to be felt...

    L for loved-Random Thoughts Naba

  5. So well said Cynthia. Yes dance when it rains, cry when it rains, let your heart breaks when it does and laugh like no tomorrow. Live don't exist!

  6. Beautiful post again. I came from poverty and worked hard to get where I am so I get upset when I hear people think they deserve to have what I do without working for it.

  7. Life explained beautifully..full of wisdom.

  8. The last two lines were the crowing glory of the whole post. Don't let someone else write me for you. Wow!

    How well you understand things Cynthia. How well you can acquire a detached perception and take on the voice of another. It speaks of many hours of mulling. It speaks of solitude and introspection.

    You show me your journey with every post you write. Thank you!

  9. Life is your story. Don't let others write it for you. ...beautiful post Cynthia...yet again!

  10. Thought provoking. I take a deep breath here, and try to relax a bit. Look at my son sleeping next to me. How much do I want from life!! Good works Cynthia



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