Life is a great teacher…

I lost my father, whom I loved deeply  just two months before my daughter’s wedding. I was devastated, but the boy’s parents didn’t want us to postpone the wedding. Everything had been arranged, the hall was booked a year back, the caterers, the tickets were booked, invitations were done

, and so I agreed.

There was so much to do, but there were many to share the responsibilities, and I pushed myself forward with a heavy heart. In times like this, all our dear ones, friends and relatives will come forward to hold our hand. That’s one of the reasons I believe we should build our support system. When we feel stuck and alone, and don’t know what to do, at least we don’t have to go through it alone. I love large families. With brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and many nieces and nephews there was a huge team of supporters.

Then slowly I realized when we love and lose someone we have to remember the good memories that makes us smile. Also being involved in the event made me heal faster.

I knew my father would have been happy to see me, because this is what my father had taught me from childhood, to be resilient and strong, and to say thank you when the going gets tough. The hardships, the difficulties, trials and tribulations of life makes us stronger and makes us self -reliant. To react to adversity, with bitterness and anger does not help anyone.

When we face sufferings in the right spirit, we will always live with a hope whatever may happen, even if one tragedy follows the other. Today I’m much stronger with all the experiences we go through.

Life is our greatest teacher. And failures are the stepping stones of success. Time is very powerful but the good thing is, it’s not constant, and it keeps on changing. So don’t be arrogant when we have good times, and don’t be sad when we go through bad times. Nothing is going to stop forever.

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