The road was dark, isolated and quiet. It was midnight. Maya was walking towards her home. Actually, finding her home. She had lost her way. She was scared and lonely. Her phone was dead and she couldn’t call anyone for help. She was going home after a party at a friend’s place. Some of her friends had offered her a ride home, but she refused as her house was nearby. She was new in town, she didn’t know many people here. Suddenly she heard someone call her name, she turned to look for the owner of the voice, but she didn’t find anyone there. She was so scared, she broke into a cold sweat and ran as fast as she could. She went back to her friend’s house and stayed there for the night.
Maya had two choices that night- to be strong and keep walking to her home or to go back to her friend’s place. She chose the other, easier option.
We always have a choice. Either Maya could have walked to her home and won over her fear or she could have gone back and stayed safe and comfortable for the night.
Our choices shape our lives and make us the person we are.
As Dumbledore rightly told Harry- ‘It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’
It doesn’t matter where we are born, how we are born. Our choices decide the type of life we will have. Choices reflect our personality.
Whether it’s a small choice of choosing between vanilla and chocolate, or a big choice such as deciding the university we are gonna study in- each and every choice is extremely important. We might not realize it now, but our every small and big choice makes a difference in our life.
We have a choice of everything in life. We have the choice to choose our friends, the places we want to travel, the food we want to eat, the clothes we want to wear, the type of house we want to live in, the person we want to marry, the type of life we want to live. From choosing the colour of our bedsheets to choosing our occupation, we get to choose everything. But it’s up to us, whether we want to take the opportunity to make the choice at the right moment. Because once the moment is gone, when the opportunity is gone, it never comes back, we can’t live it again.
We might not always believe it, but we always have a choice. It’s up to us to seize the opportunity to make the choice. We and we are only responsible for our choices and actions, and no one else. That’s why we should make every choice very carefully. Not under the influence of someone else, but according to our own will and desire.
But our choices are always influenced by something or the other around us. When we are young, it’s our parents who take most of the choices for our future. As we grow older, our friends influence our choices. Sometimes, the celebrities and the entertainment world. But it’s very important to realize that we are only responsible and accountable for our choices. It’s our life and we get to choose how to live it.
Also, one bad choice doesn’t mean we are failure. It doesn’t mean we should give up and lose faith in ourselves. Making mistakes only means we are trying. One bad choice doesn’t define us. It’s difficult to get up and move on, but it’s the only way out.
Not everyone has the strength to make the perfect choice always. But we do have the strength to know what’s right for us, what we want. So sometimes not knowing the best for us is also okay. We should trust God and our instinct and go with the flow.
We won’t always make the right choice, but we will surely learn Everytime. The good choices will help us succeed and the bad ones will make us learn.
To all my wonderful readers,
Thank you so much for taking time out and reading this.
Hope you all make wonderful choices in your life.