Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do not forget.

Life is precious. Life is a gift. Life is what your Mother gave you.

She carried you for nine months. Enduring the weight. The pain. To bring you into this world, she cried her heart out. Fighting. To give you life. Despite all that suffering, the moment she heard your cry, she could not help it. Smile. A smile so huge spread across her face. As tears, not of pain, but of joy rolled down her cheeks. It was a joy like when the first day of spring crept from behind the trees. The sun shining brightly. Brightly coloured flowers of such a sweet honey scent.

As you were a baby, you could not do many things. You needed caring. You Mother gave that to you. She gave you a home. A family. A life. Most of all, she gave you Love.

As you grew up, you needed guidance. She taught you many things. You also needed a little more freedom. She gave you more time to yourself. You needed food. She put them on the table for you. You needed a ride. She took you where you wanted to go. You needed love. She loved you.

Now, you are all grown up. Even though she has loved you so much, you do not see it any more. You call her a nuisance. A burden. Is it hard? To love her back? For all she has done for you. Even now, you refuse to. Throwing her amongst yourselves like a beach ball. Why? Is it because you wish that she does not leave this place in your home?

So what if she does? You'll mourn. Come crying. Apologising. Begging for forgiveness for your neglect. Your mistakes. Your sins. Because you hated her, when it mattered most. But it is too late by then. Just too late.

When you were young, she cared for you. When she is old, you need to care for her. It is the way of life. She is not a burden, she is your Mother. She is your life-giver.

Remember that.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Is that right?

People often walk along a very mundane and ordinary road in their lives. Pondering over their existence and wonder what their future holds for them. Some just go along with what life brings. Some just go with their daily routines. Some pray to God for guidance. Some look around for extraordinary things and might just find that special something. Those that make an effort to search will eventually find it. Or in some very rare cases, anyone might just stumble upon such miracles.

You might have asked yourself before, why are this people so successful or famous or well-known or have a good life? Well, that is because they must have worked for it. Real hard. We can not just do a little something and hope for everything in return. That would not work now would it?

I have seen people who give a little and want back too much. It is like asking for something others cannot give. It is not impossible at all. But no one should lie in return just so that no one gets hurt or feel sad. One should also not take for granted that the result would turn out well favouring him or her. Expectant, I would say, is not a good trait in certain circumstances. Expect and be disappointed? Not necessarily. But expect too much and that might just cost you a downfall.

I cannot lie. I cannot give you what I cannot return.