More often than we would like it, life tests us. Our patience, courage, bravado, perseverance, faith, belief, confidence, grip. The test spares nothing. Bares all. Wants us to revisit our lives. Re-prioritize our priorities. Make amends. Fill the lacunae. Shed old convictions to make way for new. Shake our thought-processes to discard the ones that are passe, for those that are fresh. Like the spring days. Like the feel of gushing water. Like the sound and aroma of boiling tea.
It ain't cakewalk, yes. But who ever said life's a bed of roses? Go through the test. Head-on. Recognize the worst that can happen and be prepared for it. Run, if you're otherwise used to strolling. Fly, if you otherwise run. Move out of your comfort zone. Seek new heights, explore new depths. You're already prepared for the worst so you've got nothing to lose. All that you stand a chance of losing is your fear. Eat away furiously at anything that dares to belittle you!
Among the Earth's 6.779 billion human inhabitants as on August 20, 2009, you haven't got a clone. Think about that one!! You're unique, and so is your life. Give your existence the reverence and admiration it deserves. Temper your days and nights with a li'l challenge here, a slight thrill there. A tinge of risk, a pinch of humor. Gather every ounce of strength you can muster and go do that ONE thing you've always wanted to do. Do what it takes to make you happy. This is a day that won't come back. Live all you want, today.
Yes, you might lose. So what? Learn the lesson. And, if you feel you had already learnt the lesson... well, life just wanted you to revise it.