This morning when I woke up, there was a sudden numbness in my left leg. I couldn’t stand on my feet. I tried a couple of times, but fell down each time I tried harder. Once, twice, thrice, but in vain. I had an urgent restlessness and a sudden urge to scream but all I had was tears in my eyes for being so helpless. After a couple of minutes, life came back to my legs and they were able to function perfectly as before. It was just for a couple of minutes when terror gripped me and emotions came rushing to me. I was suddenly able to imagine how helpless it was to be dependant to be not able to give orders to your body. Believe me, that feeling was just horrifying. It gives me goose bumps even to think of the moment again.
It made me realize that there are so many things in life which we should be grateful for, but we are not. The needs and demands are so many, that we don’t have time to thank what we actually have. The privilege to feel, to touch, to see, to love, to taste, to think are amongst the best gifts we have and yet, their value to us is unknown. Days are passed complaining and cribbing about what we lack and what we don’t have. We are so blinded with the material needs and the urge to ape others, that we forget the treasures we are blessed with.
Whenever a thought crosses, I don’t have a Gucci watch; think that you are at least blessed with hands. I don’t have a Pepe denim or I don’t have Jimmy Choo in my wardrobe; feel thankful for having feet. I don’t have RayBan sunglasses; feel blessed for your vision. I do not mean to sound one bit preachy with this blog, and I am writing this risking being typecast as philosophical, but I simply had to put down what I felt.
Each time I saw someone being disabled, missing a couple of limbs, having no vision or being mentally retarded all I felt was pity for them and a prayer for their life. But next time, I come across someone like this, apart from the above; I will also have a mental thank you note to someone up there for gifting me these privileges in life. 🙂