By Roohi Gupta,Punjab:- Life is not the bed of roses neither it is the bed of thorns. A person is himself or herself responsible for making his or her life either the bed of roses or the bed of thorns. There are more sorrows than joys in life, if someone thinks deeply about it and becomes upset, he can never be happy. We cannot ignore the bitter truths of life and can only search some moments of happiness to keep ourselves satisfied. Whatever may be the concept of happiness one thing is clear that there is no one in this vast world who is satisfied with what he has. It is human nature to wish for more and more and this is the reason of all the miseries. Hence a life of contentment is essential for happiness. One would be satisfied with one’s present lot. There is no limit of worldly possessions. We must always try to keep our mental state within limit.
Here I am quoting two real struggling moments of life faced by two persons whom I know very well.One of my friend named Devinder pal who is working with police in S.S.P department.He wanted to be model but his parents are against of him.They did not want him to be model, they wanted him to do some government job. He had lots of arguments with them. When he saw them not in his support, he decided to leave the house. He searched many jobs for his livelihood as there was no financial support from his family. He did job in call center and many other companies. Finally he got good job in IT company and life started running little good but his dream was not to do job. He wanted to be the super model. His family forced him to come back and live with them in small village. But he was seeing his career zero by living in village. One day, his father got heart attack and he had to come back. That time he had filed his profiles to some modelling agencies and the response was positive from them. When he saw the condition of house and family , he had to leave his job and modelling careeer. He was the elder son and ofcourse he was the one who would look after his family by living with them. So, he left behind his dreams and joined police for his family. He is doing job well but the desire of being superstar is still sparking in his mind and heart.
Another incident is mine. I wanted to be social worker from my college days. But I did not know the proper channel. I discussed this with one of my friend and he guided me well. As I shared my aim with my parents, they laughed at me and gave hundred reasons to leave all this. At one time, I was also confused that may be I would be wrong. But the desire to do some noble cause for our neglected section did not let me to leave this thought. Finally, I registered NGO with my friends and started workinng for poor people. My parents got angry with me and their outrage worried me lots. But I belive that when your decision is firm then your opponents will stand by you one day. When people start appreciating my work, my parents came to realize that I am not doing anything wrong. Now my parents are with me and they helped me lots in my work.
Dear friends, by sharing these two incidents, I want to tell you that life is not dream. It is not as easy as we are thinking. You have to put efforts to make your dream true but sometimes you have to forget ur dreams. It is rightly said that Destiny is not in your hands, its all in God’s hands. But one fact is also that we have to make our destiny with hard work and full faith in ur efforts. Life is not bed of roses, we have to pluck all thorns one by one to make life smooth. If the consequences are not in your favour u just accept all things happily. I did hard work and got the results positive. On the other hand, my friend also left no stone unturned but the result was not in his favour. Here the thing is to be noticed that I am happy as I am living my dream and my friend did not take stress, he mustered up courage and accepted all things with open arms. So, we should never grumble and bow our head in God’s Will. Life never wait for anyone, you have to come up and get it. Work hard and you will get success one day. If we hug all the things then life will give us more than our expectations. Life is not bed roses but its upto you that how you turned it into bed of roses.
“Don’t wait for the perfect life, Take the moment and make it PERFECT..”