Think of the last time you broke a rule( a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned ,or did things turn out for the best?
The last time I broke the rule was a couple of days ago. We were given a question in our online course, where we were told to give brief answers, no more than 100 words, at first I did write a short answer, but my online friend asked me to write the longer one I had talked about. I made my excuses why I could not, some one else already wrote almost the same as I was thinking about.
When I got a second request, this time it was from the facilitator to write the longer answer, I felt it was safe to do it. I broke the rule but when the person who made the rule wanted me to write the longer answer, I felt confident to break it.
When was the last time you took a risk(big or small), and pushed your own boundaries– socially,professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome? A few years ago my daughter and I were invited to a get-together party in a friend’s house. There were a lot of people there, food was served I was waiting my turn to get some food, my daughter was ahead of me, when she was about to get the food, one of our old acquaintance stopped her and asked some unexpected questions. I knew nothing about it until we were ready to get into the car, my daughter told me about it and made up her mind never to attend these parties. I was angry, this person always looks for an opportunity to embarrass us. When we got home I dialed his number, he was not at home, I left a message to call me next morning, when my call wasn’t returned by 9 am, I called again, I was firm I told him he must never harass me or my daughter in the presence of strangers. I reminded him if there was anything he wanted to know , he should ask me directly. He tried to make excuses for his behavior but I did not let him. The same person has been doing this kind of irritating thing since we met him, I attempted to stop him, my husband would not let me. This time I felt he had crossed the limit I must prevent him from being a jerk. I was satisfied with the outcome, I was never bothered by him again! k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/dp-daily-prompt-
Yes,I turned out pretty good, but the thing I would have liked different was to have my Dad longer than twelve years. To make him proud that despite my flimsy excuses of skipping school. I was able to continue and complete my education.
I would also have liked to be able to live in Rawalpindi rather than Bangladesh. My reason is I was comfortable there and I had friends whom I would have liked to be with,even after the completion of my education.
I have nothing against Bangladesh,my parents are from there. We adapted very quickly,we knew the language,thanks to my Dad who taught us how important it is to know one’s mother tongue. I missed my childhood friends, it’s the only reason and also my Dad’s presence in our lives would have been awesome.
“I know the saying man proposes,God disposes.”
I have kids they were fortunate to complete their education in Canada . This is what I wished and luckily my wish was granted.
https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/ 365-days-feb 8th-childhood revisited/
Enjoy Life Foods (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There are countless unhappy people in this life,
Despite it,life belongs to those who can enjoy it.
The stars will appear once again
and the moon will shine.
The deserted garden will come alive
with the arrival of spring.
Sunshine and shadow are the
facts of life.
The ones who can endure it,
life belongs to them.
Your loss today will be followed
by gain tomorrow.
Each breath tells you repeatedly
life belongs to those who enjoy it.
There are many excuses
to want to die,
but there is only one to live.
In the strings of hope
the heart plays the tune
this life is for those who enjoy it!
Translated by Ranu