Swallow your Problems

I hate medicines, I really do but during my childhood days I hated them the most. I remember I used to stare at them in disgust keeping in my palm when I used to turn sick. It was the most horrifying thing ever happened to me when I was a kid. I used to look at them for hours holding a glass of water in one hand and pills in another, trying to gain the courage to swallow. I always prayed to have an alternative but they were the only option for the treatment and I had no choice but to swallow them on time.

On one such given day, I might have been 6 or 7 (not sure about the age), there was a similar situation – I was holding the ugly pills and a glass of water for almost half hour, trying to find the courage to put them in my mouth but it wasn’t coming through, suddenly a thought struck in my tiny brain, I thought that I have no choice but to swallow them, the more I delay the more I’ll go through the pain of sickness and the pain of disgust altogether. The very moment I swallowed them and decided that I’ll always keep this thought in my mind whenever I have such a situation. Though it was limited only to the pills during that time but as I grew I started applying it in a broader sense and have seen better results.

We always come across with number of problems in our lives (just like those ugly bitter pills) and what we do is hold them and try to find the courage to fight and we waste our time. We often tend to forget that the sooner we start facing/fighting the problems, the faster we’ll have a chance to come over them. Not to forget, just like the pills, problems are also for our own good.

I find myself lucky that I could learn this very important lesson from the ugly pills that I hated the most.

So what’s your learning?

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  1. Goodness, this is so much like my thought! Thanks to my immune system that I have not been sick that much but whenever it comes to problems, I face them with courage as I know the ending of a misery is a new beginning to a bright day with loads of blessings and stunning smiles!!
    Thank you for such a vivid post!!
    -Naima.

    PS– Really??? Articles?? You?? I am ASTOUNDED but still can digest it with a glass of water 😉

  2. a very true and justifying thought and way of living!

  3. Lot of wisdom reflected in this post. . .the analogy of the pills made a great connection to what we all face on a daily basis.

  4. I learned a while back that problems ARE the blessings. They always teach you something, if you look for it. They HOPEFULLY make you grow into a better person. Sometimes they break your heart over a loved-one dying, but afterwards you find the love of several lost, that you didn’t even know were missing. You are given the chance to LOVE on a greater scale, not just one person, but many. Or when someone is gravely ill, lost loved one’s come popping in for the strangest reasons, yet it turns into a chance to heal an old wound…so to speak…hehe
    well, anyway, that’s what I learned…you asked…lol

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