Life is like a mixed bag of M&Ms and pebbles. Days are like draws from the bag. Sometimes you draw an M&M. That's when you have a great day. Everyone is nice to you. Everything works out. Its just does, even if you hadn't quite figured it out to be that way.
And then there are times when you pick a pebble instead and thats when you have a bad day. I could say that how each day works out is like a flip of a coin, but that is not really the case. Because, for every good day there is a bad day too that you will have to live through. But, there is always that lingering hope that maybe 'my bag has more chocolates than pebbles'. You wish you pick out all the M&Ms first and die before you start with the pebbles.
Maybe that is why, people have their lucky charms, their someone special. They think that they are having a good day because of their lucky charm when actually, a special someone can turn even a bad day into a good one and if that someone goes away, the best of days feel like the worst.
Then there is the creed of people known as the optimists. Reminds me of Tom Hanks' character in Forrest Gump when he says, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get." So what if its bitter, its a chocolate after all!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Growing up, you are taught many different things. You are taught how to eat, how to dress, how to study for school. Your parents teach you why you have to work hard, to be honest, and to show respect. You start to take care of your own affairs; getting your homework done, waking up, learning how to be a good person.
As you progress, you learn that there are certain things that you like, certain ones that you do not. Food, movies, seasons. We make up our minds about what path we think we want to take. We go to college and get a job, go to parties, hang out with friends.
We live our lives based on the decision that we make. Usually, these decision are based on preference. We enjoy doing them, or they serve as a means to an end. Decisions based on emotions however, are very different. They make us do crazy things, sometimes memorable, others forgettable. Sometimes our heart makes a decision for us. It decides that it wants to link with that special someone you are with. Sometimes you tell your heart that, no, this isn't the right time.
Once that special someone comes into your life, you tell your heart that, yes, now is the perfect moment for this to happen. Your heart has taught you to love. Over time, that love continues to grow. You share new experiences with this person that were not possible with others. All the while feeding this emotion that is special. Your hearts are so connected and innertwined that when you are apart, it feels like something is missing. Not until you are back with that missing piece do you ever feel totally complete.
The moment you are together again, do you realize that the love is true.