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February 19, 2012

It's always darkest before the dawn

"If your friend called in the middle of the night and asked you to bail him out of prison, what would your first reaction be?

(a) What happened? (b) Where are you now?

What would you want to hear if you were the one in jail instead?"

~ Mum

There's always the eternal dilemma to respond in the best way possible: in comforting someone, when someone drops a bombshell or simply says 'I am tired'.

If only there was a mind reader, things would be so simple. Different people expect different methods of consolation- some just want to be left alone, some crave for attention, some just need a listening ear.

When my mum cut her finger, it was my brother, who sat by her side wincing in mock-pain while clutching his own fingers, that comforted her the most. While it might not be helpful in any way, it was a simple gesture a child could offer out of genuine concern. It was something that count.

I guess random things like this just spring into my mind while agonising over next Friday. There would no doubt be outbursts- just whether they are outbursts of joy or sorrow/ frustration/ anger ._. Okay that was lame.

If you read this, please remember to not let your outpouring curiosity get in the way of sensitivity. Forgive those who operate on different mindsets as you. Be grateful.
"In my life nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It’s a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome."

~ Deepak Chopra
I just need a peace of mind.

Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine

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