I recently discovered a poet, rupi kaur. She is a 25 year old Canadian poet of Punjabi descent. She is also an illustrator, writer, and performer. I devoured her 2 books: milk and honey & the sun and her flowers.
This short poem she entitled - outlook.
what i have
and i am happy
what i‘ve lost
and i am
I’m writing this January 7, 2018. And i needed the whole of 2017 to authentically agree with her words. I’m not happy every single day, every single waking minute- but i have total acceptance of what was lost, i accept responsibility for my complicity in retreating- but i also have learned that life won’t always go my way, yet fate’s kindness remains overwhelming.
In time- i can share details of the struggles, but for now allow me to embrace the victory of survival.
Let me close this 1st Blog Post for 2018 by another 1 of Ms. Kaur’s works entitled- responsibility.
a lot of times
we are angry at other people
for not doing what
we should have done for ourselves
Those are my life’s lessons. Described perfectly by rupi kaur: OUTLOOK and RESPONSIBILITY.
Happiness is really a personal decision BUT i am the only one with the sole responsibility for achieving it. Many people will want me to fail, but many more have been rooting for my success... in the end it is my life, and as much of it as you’ve all shared, i shall be the one answerable to my Creator.
So with much gratitude & maturity- i accept the challenge of being worthy of a happy life.