Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Pain Before The Gain

As i lay on the delivery couch,
pain so intense, all i could do was scream.
It was the fourth hour into the labour for my second child

The doctor said i was almost there..
..all i had to do was push a little harder
And so i did as i was instructed!
I drew strength from the hope of the reward.

In another 30 minutes, i heard her cry!
I looked at the hairless bundle of life through teary eyes..
the pain that seemed unbearable just a while ago, was all gone.
All i could feel was an overwhelming sense of joy,
the taste of sweet triumph as i held my beautiful baby girl in my arms

Now i think back and i wonder how many opportunities i have passed up and what joys i havent had the privilege of tasting simply because i couldnt stand the stress or endure the hard work that preceded them.

Next time the when the pain is worth the gain,
put on your fighting gloves and say 'bring it on'.

In the words of Cecil DeMille, "The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication."


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Giant In The Sun

A giant sitting in the sun....
Other people see him for what he is...a giant,
But he cant see himself fully...vision hindered by the rays of the sun,
His potentials unknown to him yet envied by those afar off.

Every one of us has something in us that makes us unique...
A talent, a gift, an act, a virtue, a blog page, ....(you fill in the blanks)
Something that others appreciate...silently or otherwise
Yet may not be seen fully by ourselves.

Would the giant arise?
See himself truly for what he is?
Then, indeed, can he take bold steps as befitting of a giant,
And occupy fully, the status ascribed him.

In one way or the other,
We may fit into the picture of the giant in the sun
But the time to 'arise' is NOW...as we reflect on this post
Lets discover our potentials..to love, to sing, to write, to act, even being out true selves..
Arise and put them to use in our own little or big way

Who knows, we could be making this world a more tolerable palce to live in!

Signing out,

Sunday, September 23, 2012


First things first...sincere apologies to my readers and followers for being away for so long without notice.

As i put my hands to keyboard to write this post, i cant help but reflect on how life has been in the last 4years....quite some time! I have had my fair share of ups and downs but one thing i must say got me back here is persistence.

A wise man once said that "it is not the strength of water that makes it cut through a rock, but its persistensce". to that i say "word".

Many a times, things may not turn out the way we dreamed it to be...in marriage, kids, our jobs, etc. But at such times, when you feel like you should call it quits, stop and reflect on the reason you chose where you are or what you do, in the first place, and let this be the motivational fuel that propels you to the finish line.

You may never know what beauty awaits you on the other side, simply because you did not persevere in your pursuit.

Persist till you break through.