A long walk with music on
Music is a therapy and so is a long solitary walk, at least for me. It recharges me. During my long walks, I sort out my feelings and untangle actual concerns from useless affairs. Once the baggage is sorted, I see a clear picture sans prejudice. It helps me to concentrate on worthy affairs that ensures progress. And once anyone is onto something productive, he or she worries less and enjoys more. Don’t you think so? Whenever I am confused, worried or restless, I take a break and go for a walk. This exercise rejuvenates me and changes my perspective towards what all is happening around me. It fills me with positivity.
Be with positive people
What we see is what we believe - it can’t be more true and simple than this. If we see happy people around us, we feel the world is a better place. When we interact with such confident, cheerful and jovial souls, their positivity rubs on us. They turn mundane things into fun and take problems as challenges. In a sentence - they are optimistic people who have an extraordinary quality of making things bright. When I feel distraught, I call my friends who I know would infuse a dose of positive energy in me. One telephone call and I see myself looking at the good and bright side. Change your world by keeping positive people in it - I truly believe and practice this.
Accept life gracefully and be thankful for it
Many a times, I feel bad for not having something. Sometimes, I even curse my luck, but in the end I rationalise. I think about what I have and others don’t. And what they have and I don’t. When I do that, the feeling of injustice, comparison and judgement vanishes. It has a humbling effect. You accept and embrace your life, as if whatever you have is enough to make life beautiful and better. As the famous song goes - kisi ko mukammal jahan nahi milta.
Recently I watched this video, where a lady challenges others to take #Dare2Stare challenge - a game where the one who blinks first loses. She asks for complete honesty and later on, discloses that she is blind. That moment, a realisation struck upon me - how can I even complain about some petty things, like how I look when there are millions in the world who can’t even see. I am blessed with one of the most important senses and I never appreciated this gift. I realised what I truly have. And I pledged to bridge this gap of haves and have nots by donating my eyes.
We all want to leave something to be remembered about. Giving someone the gift of vision is a great way to achieve it. Imagine if everyone or most of us donate our eyes, nobody has to struggle with darkness. Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital is working towards the noble cause of bringing color to the lives of thousands of people and they need our support. There are 2.5 lakhs people who can get vision by corneal transplants from donated eyes. It’s not a tall dream, it’s very achievable if we come forward and take this pledge.