Treasure (Inktober Day-21)

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Treasure is a relative word, just like happiness. You need to define it for yourself. Even though it might be different from person to person, there is this moment of ecstasy that everyone experiences on finding an unexpected treasure for themselves- this common feeling of bliss.

But the difference comes on how easily you forget that moment of bliss and move on with your lives, unacknowledging it, as if it never happened. In other words, there is a difference in the maginitude of time duration for which you were grateful for discovering that treasure in your life.

It varies from person to person. Some remember that for a moment, while some might want to cherish it till the end of their lives. Later is quite a rare case, nowadays. But apart from these two cases there is one more case which is the saddest one. These are the people who don’t even acknowledge the priceless possessions they have in their lives. And I don’t feel angry but sad and sympathetic towards them. Because they are so much blinded by superficial things that their eyes cease to see the invaluable treasures of their lives.

What is the case with you?

Days back, somebody sent me a picture of two flowers popping out of a common stem. And just like the overwhelming feeling you get on discovering an invaluable treasure, I got same feeling on seeing those flowers supporting each other through thick and thin. I wanted to hold onto that priceless feeling forever- the feeling of bliss, satisfaction, awe and hope that picture gave me. I want to cherish it in my heart. It’s the idea behind my today’s (technically yesterday’s) Inktober post, a personal treasure that I would like to share with you all. ☺

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”

Bob Marley

P.S. I never thought I would be sharing this quote in any of my posts. But thanks to Inktober and life in general. At the end, I would only say- hold onto the invaluable treasures of your life.

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