27 Oct 2007
Reasons to be cheerful [unedited] by Zainab BhattiNo one would really give two shits about whether you were happy or sad. Or just completely off the wall bonkers. Life will not come to a standstill whether you are ripping apart on the inside or whether you are completely intact. So attempt clenching happiness in your fist and try being cheery, even though no doubt it will be short lived. Be happy because the birds sing ever so sweetly. Be happy because the Sun caresses you with its warm rays. Be happy because the stars shine at night, even though they are out of reach. Be happy because you are studying at University, though no doubt you are nothing but a poverty stricken student. Be happy because you are a part of this materialistic world. Be happy because you are you.
Cheerful people are almost like mini-Suns, radiating optimistic smiles to those around them. Sometimes, a smile from someone is enough to transform your not-so-good day into a not-so-bad one. And wouldn’t you want to turn someone’s bad day around? So smile at them, even though your teeth might be discoloured or crooked. Make them feel like they are floating in the sky, when in reality they are firmly on the ground. But don’t go to extremes. Nothing is good in great quantities; an overdose of anything can be potentially fatal.
Things in life don’t always take the route that you plan out for them. Everyone has sadness, hidden somewhere beyond their apparent abyss of happiness. Sadness so deep that it probably has a life of its own. In fact, everyone carries huge bagfuls of misery on their shoulders, but many people have the tendency to bury their gloom in a grave so bottomless and abandoned, that no one could ever reach it even if they tried their best. They conceal their dark side from the world and live in the light, though at times it flickers like anything. And when darkness begins to surface, they find more reasons to be happy. They paint themselves in coats of happiness, just because they are alive and have life running through them, even though they know that this coat of paint will wear away, and that they might have to apply a new one soon.
zaza at 5:55 pm
- at October 27, 2007 Paul J said...
simply an incredible blog.
keep it up!
- at October 27, 2007 An ILLuS|On said...
Woodie goodie..finally an optimistic post!!
You know what i am feeling good after reading it:)
- at October 28, 2007 Sameera said...
Wonderful thoughts!I can so relate to them.Great writing you have here.Keep it up :)
- at October 28, 2007 c e e d y said...
You are right to a certain extent - but I can tell you one thing for sure (experience and age ;)) that too much of good thing is not bad but makes a habit to the person who you are happy with or good to. And then when that sadness surfaces they cant handle it as you are supposed to be cheerful non complaining person......
So I feel the thing to do is just speak up the truth and dont shroud any personal emotions whether happy or sad.
- at October 28, 2007 zazafeefi said...
paul j: thankyaww!
illusion: its not entirely optimistic if you read btwn the lines..glad ur feeling better :D
sameera: thankYaw, im glad. linked you
ceedy: hmm you know i never thought about that before but hey, wen happy people cant handle sadness, they come to us sad people for 'help' [i speak frm experience too]
the last line you said about not shrouding emotions is easier said than done :] glad u left a comment, n thanks for the editing
- at October 30, 2007 An ILLuS|On said...
I know yaar but still its not one of your "usual" posts type:$
I like it & thats it=D
- at October 30, 2007 zazafeefi said...
illusion: oki, im glad u liked it :]