Sometimes I wonder why I crib so much for such little things.
Sometimes I wonder why I cannot appreciate the things I already have.
Sometimes I wonder what makes me unhappy.
Sometimes I just want more!
But someone said it right, If you cannot be happy with what you have, how can you be with more?!
Today I had an humbling experience.
I visited an orphanage.
It's named Samarthanam. And to be honest, I came to know how privileged I am.
I have good health.
I have enough money.
I have no disabilities.
And more than anything else, I have a loving family.
The people I met today were orphans. Kids aged between 8-16. With no parents or those who had given their kids up as they couldn't take care of them anymore. When me and my mom went there, these kids, were praying. Felt strange listening to the prayers these 100 odd kids as they sang to the heavens. Were they angry on Him for they being left as orphans or handicapped? Or were they too young to understand? Or were they thanking Him for the gift of life and for having given them each other to look after? I was still pondering on these questions when I saw one blind person guide another one by holding his hands. Then and there I knew the answer. They were not unhappy! They were not angry! They were just living the life as it came. They knew they had the other to understand. They knew life more than I did, or probably I ever will! They might not be able to see the world around as I see, but they saw it in a different way... They saw more than eyes can see, they saw life!
Somewhere I was missing many things.
Somewhere many of us are!
Somewhere we cry for things not required
Somewhere we strive for the unwanted ones
Somewhere we miss life.