As any other Sunday goes, I visit the church for the Sunday mass and then after meeting, greeting and to talk with few friends, getting some groceries or other food items for the house, I read the newspaper.

Usually, there will be a rape case, a murder or a suicide which hurts while reading. Today was no different. The suicide cases hurt more because that’s done by someone’s own will and for a reason that might sound petty to many of us.

Today as I read the newspaper about yet another “blue whale” suicide case, I remember the topic on which the priest spoke about I.e. the challenges youth face in a family.

There are many thoughts that go on in our young minds. We have a lot of questions, a lot of doubts, are scared of few things and situations. All we have to do is knock the door and ask our parents to talk about it. If not them, then a sibling, an uncle, an aunt, a relative who lives nearby etc. My point is, a lot of things can be sorted by this four letter word “TALK”.

We live in a time when we are told that due to technology, people living in one house don’t talk to each other but are buried inside their phones. That the only noise on the dining table would be of cutlery clanking on the plate or the sound of the television set.

And guess the best part of all this?

Even after knowing this and seeing videos showing how bad it is, we choose to blatantly ignore it and continjue doing so. Have you ever thought how silent your home gets when you do nothing apart from be inside your phone or watch the TV? Think about it. It will feel like a mortuary.

 

Coming back to the issues that youth face, there’s no one to blame. It’s just that we assume the outcome without even talking to someone.

What if my father hits me or tells me to leave the house?

What if they take away my phone if I tell them I failed?

What if they don’t allow me to hang out with my friends?

What if they treat me differently if I tell them I am addicted to smoking/drinking?

 

The “What If” is not right. We shouldn’t be assuming the outcome already. It’s possible that this can happen;

 

Your father will ask you to explain everything; might be upset; but pledge to help you no matter what, as you’re his son/daughter.

Your parents will not stop you from using your phone, but limit it for your betterment.

Your parents will ask you to get your friends home so they can also your circle and appreciate it.

Your parents might get upset that this has happened but will realize the strength you had to come up to them. They’ll be glad they heard it from you and not from some doctor in a hospital when you collapse.

 

There’s a lot of things which can happen. Just talk!

So what if they get upset; Don’t you think they should be?

But in the end they’ll turn around for you.

Image credit – http://talkaboutit.org/

 

There’s nothing more hurting than unspoken words.

Think about those who have lost someone just because the kid thought jumping from the terrace was easier than talking to his/her parents. What would be their state?

They’d wish anything for time to rewind so they would tell their kid that everything is fine and they’re there to help him/her get through with the problem.

There is nothing more assuring than the words spoken by your near ones saying “It’s alright”.

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What if God fulfilled a wish every day?
 
Just a random thought cropped in my mind today.
 
What if God has decided that randomly he shall choose a person and whatever he wishes for shall be fulfilled.
 
Just imagine, there are so many instances when we actually wish things go our way and they do.
What if that day God actually wanted to give you what you want.
Also, Imagine you waiting for the train or bus which is late. You wish that it arrived soon so you could go home. And God fulfilled your wish.
Does that make you happy? Yes..
But after you know God would have fulfilled anything you wished for.. Would you be happy? Doubtful..
 
Obviously if we’d know that the almighty would fulfill any wish, we’d definitely ask for something extravagant.
 
Agree?
 
But how many of us would decide to wish for something else like erasure of poverty, wars, debt etc? I think only a few of us would. I’d ask too for something like a never ending bank balance and travel all the time without any worry or get some super power.
 
Either this way or that way there are many such instances when you thought things were not going your way but it just took a u-turn and everything went your way! There’s no explanation for that sometimes, right? What if that day God decided to fulfill whatever you desired?
 
Just a thought.. Think about it.
 
Happy Sunday!
 
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It’s a Wednesday morning and the view from my desk is serene.

The clouds seem like there would be no scope for the sun to shine on today.

It’s 11.15am and it looks like it’s almost 19.00pm.

There’s a lot of rain drops passing by the window pane.

I can hear the sound of the wind and the rain clashing and it’s quite scary if I may add.

 

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So when I watch those drops pass by my window at a fast pace, a random thought just passed by.

There are so many moments and situations we have to go through in life.

Some of them get through in a jiffy while some take longer than they should.

The good moments get done quickly and the sad ones stick to us longer than we want to.

 

Life is like a see-saw. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.

Life is also like a never ending slide.

You’re always in motion. No stoppage in time.

So instead of ranting, dreaming and being tensed, why don’t we just sit back and enjoy the show?

 

Life is not boring. It can give you so many moments where you can laugh at yourself or cry!

For instances,

  1. One of my school friends has a habit of missing a train/plane/bus journey every time he visits us.
  2. You can copy an entire paper including the roll number of the person too ( been there, done that)
  3. We were stranded without a place in Manali for a few hours (actually we hadn’t booked a place either so it fits)
  4. We went to trek in shorts and the temperatures fell below 5 degrees. How sweet, ain’t it?

 

This is just few of the things I could mention which at the time were very serious but now when I look back, I can laugh over it.

Like they say, Life is what you make of it.

So stop being tensed… Just enjoy the show!

And while you’re at it, listen to this song by Lenka. It’s really touching!

 

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