I didn’t write for over six weeks! For a weekly program, I’ve failed phenomenally and should probably just throw in the towel, but I won’t. Because quitting is easy, everybody does it but I’m not everybody and neither are you! I’m tempted to tell you just the good parts of my absence but I shall resist the temptation: during this period, three opportunities I was sure of failed to materialize, I failed to meet some of my low hanging fruit targets, was ill and hospitalized, I could go on… but let me share instead some of the great parts: I attended a much desired conference, met many amazing people, attained some of my major goals for the year, including publishing a book (more on the way), enjoyed my longest holiday ever, on the largest budget till date, enjoyed friends and family deeply. Seemingly the best of times and the worst of times…LIFE! The problem with most of us is we want to wait till the worst is over before we enjoy life but life offers no pause buttons. Simultaneously the happy and sad events occur and like the orchestra conductor, we must learn to turn all the sounds life brings into beautiful music. Some days I couldn’t write, much as I loved and planned to, I simply directed myself to some other activity I could do. Initially, I thought: you are not living ‘Happy Mondays’ but then I realized, happiness isn’t merely smiling from cheek to cheek, it’s smiling through tears because of the Joy ahead, reviewing plans in the light of new realities and never losing faith in the fact that your dreams will come true, eventually! Happy people don’t necessarily have better things. They just choose to have a better attitude about things. Have a happy Monday!
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