Special days should be celebrated with family and friends. Birthday moments that touch you with their joy and the feeling of warmth are especially important, for they leave you with a sense of well-being. But it’s equally necessary to look at these moments in a prism that makes up the good and the less-than-desirable.
The smell of rain-kissed earth fills my senses as I sit in my living room, typing out this post. It’s a gentle reminder of how life is beautiful, even in the smallest of ways.
Our home’s balcony overlooks the road, the same road that Gy walks down every single day to board her school bus. It’s a bit patchy in places and has more dust than I’d feel comfortable about, but none of this fazes her. She strolls down this path, a friend by her side, occasionally throwing back her head in a hearty laugh at something the other child said. …
Failure: the very word seems to conjure up negative images of red marks streaked across notebooks, angry red circles staring back at us from report cards and that look of disappointment seen on the faces of teachers and parents when you haven’t performed up to par.
Nobody likes to fail. It’s not the best feeling in the world, to know that your efforts didn’t pay off or that you just weren’t as good as the others who worked alongside you. Whether you’re a child in school facing an exam or a writer trying to get a manuscript accepted, the expectation is that you will taste success.