Today, I choose to be happy. I choose to let go. I choose to be myself. To love myself. To cherish myself. Today, I choose to let go of the people whose company is toxic to my peace of mind. Today, I choose to be free. I choose to liberate my soul from the aches it’s been through. Today, I choose to stay away from closed doors. I choose not to craft a wall around my heart. I choose to decorate it with the lessons I’ve learned. I choose to paint it with respect andconfidence. Today, I choose to forgive myself. For being too much of myself. For allowing myself to hurt myself. Today, I choose to embrace my flaws. I choose to accept my mistakes. Today, I choose to change. I choose to be better. I choose to move forward. I choose to guard my soul. Today, I choose to be brave. I choose to say no when saying yes hurts. Today, I choose to be wise. I choose to walk away from places belong. I choose to embrace my time. For that is timeless is precious. All that is precious is unique. All that is unique is different. And all that is different is beautiful. Today, I choose to be beautiful.
Sometimes we try so hard to hide our thoughts and feelings because we are scared of the unknown. We are scared that, once our thoughts and feelings are exposed, they will not be taken care of by others the way we took care of them for so long. We are scared of letting go of what is in our control and putting it in someone else’s hands. We take a step ahead, and because of that fear, we take ten steps backwards, not realizing that we are causing that same fear for others. We are scared of being misunderstood. And because of this, we linger in a state of uncertainty, not knowing what to do because all we know is what we see and not what we hear.
Guzarta hun aaj bhi jab un galiyon semain,
To waqt kahin ruk sa jata hai,
Dil karta hai kuch masoom sawaal,
Par naa dhadkano se koi jawaab aata hai,
Rukk si jaati hai ye dhadkane bhi waqt ke
Jab jab un lamho ka khayal aata hai.
Dekhta hun aaj bhi main jab unhe vahi
Vo nazara hothon par hassi aur
aankhon mein chand aansu bhar lata
Fir bhi un ashko ki bheed mein ek aansu
esa chalak aata hai,
Jinme un yaadon ka gehra aks nazar
Dhoondta hai dil unhe,
Jinke hone se
dhoop me bhi hoti thi chaaon,
hai to bas itna ke zindagi me vo lamha
fir kab laut ke ata hai…