Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The lesson I never forget!

When I was a little girl all my friends made fun of me because I couldn't ride a bicycle.Although I knew how to ride a scooter but not the bicycle.And my talent of riding a scooter was of no use because all other girls used bicycles to travel.
They laughed at me , it made me feel bad, I cried , got angry and decided that I will learn how to ride a bicycle.

I borrowed a second hand cycle from my Uncle which was almost twice my own size.But anyways I was happy atleast I had a bicycle now.Next morning I got up at 5:30 am and started my attempt to ride the cycle.

It was almost 6:15 am and I was standing on the road alone,trying to figure out how to sit on it.The moment I used to put a leg on the other side,the cycle used to start shaking. And before I could reach the seat ,I used to fall.Day 1 was a total disaster, no major injuries , few scratches on right arm.But I was ok.Still wondering how to sit on the cycle which was twice my size.

On day three I finally learnt the art of sitting on the bicycle seat and yes for me it was an art,skill lol that I thought was a very big achievement.

Slowly I started learning how to balance.Everytime I got hurt, I said to myself - "They think you can't do it, Do you agree?" And I was back.Trying to paddle slowly and move without falling.

I had to face a lot of embarrassing situation.I used to crash with people passing by ,sometimes with the poles , sometimes in mud and slippery area.For most people learning how to ride a bike is a fun experience , in my case it was filled with "Proving them wrong" kind of feeling.

After 3 and a half weeks I finally learnt how to ride a bicycle,that day I kept riding it for as long as I could.I was happy, proud , a winner in my own eyes.
That was one of the best days of my life.Even today when I see kids riding bikes , I smile :) .

That day I learnt a very important thing about myself and human nature in general. If someone makes you feel bad and laugh at you.Use that criticism to prove them wrong.Today someone said something to me and it made me feel horrible.I was angry but while returning back from college I saw a little girl riding a bike.I smiled and said to myself , "They think you can't do it,Do you agree? "


Monday, March 5, 2012

A meeting with the mirror.

The mirror called me today,he was angry that I don't meet him at all.He said, "I haven't seen you in months,where are you?". I see you everyday I replied. Really? he replied back. I took my chair and sat in front of the mirror.You dont look at me at all, I see you everyday running around,washing your face,tying up your hair without combing them,sometimes talking on the phone while eating breakfast or checking out emails.You don't even know how your face looks while you leave.Do you even know how you look like?

Ofcourse,I know how I look like! Do you know your eyes are becoming weak and dark because of the worries and frustrations and sorrow that your heart carries? And ofcourse because of the online bug that has smitten you.Your hair which were thick and long once are now thin and lifeless? Your dimples are cute and bring smile on faces of others and the forehand that is so broad and beautiful shines everytime light falls on it.A sign of greatness remember your grandmother said that.And the little tiny nose with two really small nostrils which make it hard for you to breathe if you catch cold.

Have you ever noticed the emergence of a real fine line on your forehead everytime you worry? And your layer of lipline which is colored by a mixture of Dark brown and pink with lower lip being a little thicker because you keep eating it up everytime you are confused . Do you know that everyday when you go out in the sun ,its rays burn your beautiful skin but you don't even bother to cover it up or take an umbrella.You think you are a wall right, no need of any kind of protection? But see how the beautiful complexion you had is slowing burning out.The piercings on your sharply shaped ears are crying for a beautiful set of earrings, your big dark eyes are dying to see you look beautiful.Why are you so ignorant?

I was shocked, it took me a few minutes to gather myself and I replied back.Mirror,I am ignorant because I don't think anyone cares how I look,no one here has the time to look at me or admire me or make me feel special.He replied back, "I Do". I look at you each day and I care for you and I admire you and you my friend are very special.

I took out a bottle of maskara from my suitcase,applied it and saw myself in the mirror.You look Beautiful, he said.I smiled at him with confidence.