I often wonder what my life would be without the WordPress Reader and Instagram. These days I spend almost an hour of my time reading stories shared on the Official Instagram blog as well as stories shared by people on WordPress. I love how they keep posting these wonderful stories of people from around the world who’ve devoted themselves into passionately working for the one thing that makes their life worth living. It could be a passion for weaving hats out of wool of the varied amount of burgers available at someone’s diner or it could be just about sketching the pictures of your baby to record his moves everyday in a simple yellow notebook. It inspires me, makes me aware of a whole new world I madly want to travel, and reminds me every day of my life that there is indeed a long way to go. It is really funny to see how we might belong to all these different cultures and societies, but we’re still very much same in a gazillion ways and a common thread of hope and humanity connects all of us. The art of being able to live your life to the fullest is not really as different as one might believe in fact. The one above us all has crafted our lives beautifully and we must let ourselves learn from the little things in life.
Today while I was walking back home, I saw a woman handpicking little tweaks of dried out grass from the field. And just so that you know, it was effing hot! The temperature must have been way above forty degrees and I didn’t have an umbrella. I couldn’t get the image of her picking the grass out of my mind. It kept hitting me again and again that there’s nothing on earth that I am ever going to take for granted. I cherish every bit of what I have and I am extremely grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to go to a school and learn and educate myself. I couldn’t walk for around 4 minutes in the scorching heat and the woman had to work there for hours, walk back home which must’ve been around 2-3 kilometers or more than that, and then cook her food and it isn’t like she has an air-conditioned, well-furnished house. So many of us are working very hard to make ends meet and be able to weave a quality life for ourselves. And that’s exactly the reason I respect and adore every little thing that I have to myself.
The other day I was watching Steven Retchless’ performance on America’s Got Talent, and boy! He is definitely got some serious talent. The way he dances on a pole, that could well become an Olympic sport. And it was so annoying to see Piers Morgan be nothing but a douche bag (read d**k head) . According to him, poles are not meant to be used by men to dance! He’s on the national television and he’s downright being a judgmental homophobe. Like how?! And what annoyed me furthermore was how Howie had to prove how straight he was, saying he loved the woman on the right and so he could not focus on his performance. Thankfully Shannon was the only saving grace of the show and the oly one to make sense. This was way back in 2009 though. Six years down the line, have things really changed? #FoodforThought