This is my entry for the challenge - 'An ode to Mother Earth' by @carolyns_challenge_account This piece would definitely not suffice to recount all the infinite glories of Mother Earth but I hope I have done some justice to it. Hope you all like it!!
I recently met a 7 yr old girl with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy leads to a significant delay in attainment of developmental milestones. This girl could not speak, walk, sit nor stand. She was bed ridden. The only thing she knew was to smile. Seeing her smile made me realize how fortunate we all are. We have the ability to walk, talk, see, hear etc; and yet we get bogged down by minor setbacks of everyday life. This girl taught me that the only way we can be truly happy is by being contented with what we have and practicing gratitude.
Rocks and trees look the same in a wood of gray. They share a darkened sky that wraps a fallen day. Crackles and snaps taint silent air with sound. Collages of color melt into ground. Chilly breezes and early night, Awakening all too familiar gray light.
Seasons end when another begins, Some icy cold with freezing winds. Some blooming buds and misty showers, Turning tiny seeds into mighty towers. These longer days we all must grow, Then starlit nights will be aglow.
With heat enough to turn green red. Then yellows float to golden bed. Sharing dreams in patchwork mind, Sunny times with shade that’s kind. To rest among where fallen lay, And ponder together this wood of gray.
A simple topic, SUCCESS. But is most complex for present scenario, where competition and competitors are often more then you. So a simple question arises, how to gain this success? You may listen people in your surroundings, SUCCESS DO NOT HAVE ANY SHORTCUT, IT IS A LONG ROUTE AND HAVE MANY TURNING POINTS. Some may join institutes for the same purpose, But what they do? They provide you with tricks and applications of the questions concerning to the competitive exam. Some may also feel that they cannot achieve their goals without losing their sleeping hours and luxury time with their family and friends. Just do hard work and forget the world for some years. I have listen this many times by my parents.
But my question is, CAN THESE THINGS CAN MAKE US SUCCESSFUL IN OUR LIVES? a simple answer to the question is NO, NEVER..... Till the date, what I have understand is that you can achieve your goals very well by leaving your luxury time with love ones but then you will realize you have lost so much that you can not regain it again. You can achieve your goals thrice, but those moments were for once. Institutes can make your mind stronger but they does not prepare you for facing difficulties in life.
People may give you positive wipes, but they will affect your life, when you are really ready to accept and choose the correct choice in your life.
YES, I AGREE, that institutions, advice from experienced people matter a lot and you cannot gain anything, without losing something. But for that you have to make a manageable path to your life, where you are getting prepared for your goals and at the same time you are giving importance to yourself as well as your love ones.
And what I want to suggest is that : 1. Keep your goals away from your emotional life and don't try to suppress your emotions as it can create difficulties in your life. 2. Be organized with your life, if you give time to your goals than same time you should contribute to yourself. 3. Make a difference between your dreams and goals as sometimes dreams may confuse you from goals. 4. Hardworking as well as patience is important to achieve your goals. 5. Choose your target wisely. remember that WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR CAREER, AT THE SAME TIME YOUR CAREER ALSO CHOOSE YOU! 6. MAKE YOUR HEART, MIND AND SOUL DEDICATED TO YOUR TARGET. MAKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THEM. YOU SURELY HAVE SUCCESS IN YOUR HANDS!