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Struggles of Life July 20, 2007

Posted by Sabs in Life.
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Struggle – as per the definition of dictionary.net it is –

To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one’s life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.

To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.

We all have our own definitions of struggle and i am sure we all would have faced it in one form or other. Some will relate struggle to their personal lives and some with professional. But the question is how you behave during the times of struggle or difficulties. I stumble upon this topic, because yesterday i have to console hard to my dear sister, on the struggles she is facing concurrently at her office front. She was crying consistently because she was not liking the work she is doing currently. I know what you are thinking, that she was crying on such a small matter !! Yup, that’s why I am saying everyone has different definitions to the struggles one face and frankly speaking life is nothing without struggles. When we look back at them they infuse a sense of victory in us and of course satisfaction too. Can any other feeling equates to that triumph. Let me explain my point, with the help of this small story…

Life’s Struggles…

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

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so my dear sis, take the struggles of life in a positive way, you never know what new trait they will be adding in your personality….

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Pensive Thoughts June 25, 2007

Posted by Sabs in Life.
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I am in a very bad mood today. It seems I am a complete failure in every aspect of my life. I am supposed to be a perfect wife, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law, professional. I am supposed to be a intelligent person, a great human being, a perfect cook, a loving person and a good looking women too. I wonder, if everyone is able to meet these standards perfectly?? If yes, then I am an useless exception and if No, then I am just normal like others. ha ha. Don’t feel like writing anything else.