The older I get the more I realize

My mother, despite her flaws as with every other human being like me- gave up almost everything to raise her family in the best way possible.

I came home late last night and I was exhausted physically and emotionally from the week I had. Instead, I saw her sitting on the floor washing my laundry by hand. It’s a rare sight to see because we usually use the washing machine and most of the time (now that we’re older) we do the laundry on our own.

“You’re back so late?” She asked.

Instead of usually getting annoyed, I turned to her and noticed she had been coughing. Despite me telling her I’d wash the clothes tomorrow, she stayed up and washed them on her own because, well, stubbornness runs in the family.

Needless to say, I found my clothes ironed and hung outside my door this morning on the hangers, and I was floored.

Being a mother must have been a tough job. And sometimes, we tend to take things for granted especially when we are used to our own habits and lifestyle.

I can only say that sometimes when I think about it, I realize how much she must have given up for this household, and that I am blessed to have a mother like her.

The more busy we get, the more we forget how much they have done for us.

Thanks Mummy for everything :’)

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They are not me

Today i learnt that people were not hard by nature

they were taught that being hard was the only choice they had to survive

“man up or be beat by others in life” 

“everything’s a competition”

“lose out once and you’d lose out in life”

something that played in every single thing they did

something that resonated with me in every single thing i did

“don’t try to be an overachiever” they told me

“you were never cut out for this” glaringly

but when my heart hardens

I hate the person I see

I learnt from that day on not to listen to what they have to say about me

because they fail to realize

that with good faith and hell lot of hard work

everything is possible when you believe

and nothing really matters

if they are not me 

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xx cal

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you cannot win a fight against someone’s perception

Nine times out of ten, an argument ends with each of the contestants more firmly convinced than ever that he is absolutely right.

You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? Well, suppose you triumph over the other man and shoot his argument full of holes and prove that he is non compos mentis. Then what? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior. You have hurt his pride. He will resent your triumph. And –

“A man convinced against his will

“Is of the same opinion still.”