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A must read for anyone going through a tough time...

By s naickerPublished 3 months ago 2 min read
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A few weeks ago after finishing off my grocery shopping, I made my way to the till points. At the tills I allowed a lady to go before me in the queue because she wasn’t looking too well. As she went ahead, she thanked me and I asked her if she was okay. She replied and told me that she just had chemotherapy, and she was okay but just a little drained.

She could see I was feeling very sorry for her. She went on to say…”in life it’s important to go through some tough times…because it’s through those though times, you realise who stands by your side through everything. It’s always easy to get people around you when things are great. Sometimes you just need one person to stand by you and tell you that it’s going to be okay, I’m here for you, no matter what! That one person can bring out the best in you and every part of your life. That one person if he or she stands by you, supports you, where even on those really bad days you try pushing that person away because you feel miserable or you feel you don’t want to burden them with your issues – they still try even harder to support you, is a true gem. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find those people around. It’s possible but it is not easy.”

I have always believed that there are no accidents in meeting or bumping into anyone. Be it a stranger or someone known to you. This normal routine of me going to the supermarket allowed me to meet an interesting person who made so much of sense. It also got me to think deeper about what she said. In life, sometime or the other, all of us experience pain. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship or any other hurt or pain, as human beings it can bring us down and ruin our outlook on life. I have always believed that one shouldn’t just go through the pain but rather grow through it.

I know it’s easier said than done, mainly due to the fact that at that time of pain, it may seem like the world around you is crumbling. It may seem like there is just no hope. My belief is that it’s through those troubled times of pain, you discover so much about yourself and the people around you. Your true character is forced to evolve and shine through at these times.

This lady was also correct in saying that it is through the tough times you realise who stands by your side through everything. The people who stand by your side are the ones who need to be forever treasured and valued. In times where everything is all about a quick fix and convenience it can be difficult to have people who will be by your side unconditionally.

Well, I guess that’s what true bonds are. It’s standing the test of time and weathering the storms together – knowing that you have those strong bonds to keep you going. Worst case scenario, if you don’t have anyone, you still have yourself. And ultimately you can still be your own best friend!

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