A tribute to the letter "O"
Marguerite,the process coordinator at the beauty shop always used to call me a pessimist. She said that I always look for sad things, things that are discouraging and people who suffer. I always used to tell her that I do not do that on purpose. It is just that when someone is sad, I cannot laugh and joke and believe that I did not see that person. I am not looking for discouraging things, but I cannot close my eyes when disturbing things happen. That does not make me a pessimist. It makes me a realist. Then I started doubting myself. Will I ever be an Optimist? So, I decided that I will become an optimist. Whether I notice more sad things than things that one can enjoy, or whether I give attention to underdogs, my point from now on will be not only to make a sad person feel better, but give them hope. I started with one of my coworkers who always used to put herself down and thought that she could not get (in spite of working hard) what her sister can get without even trying because she was pretty. So I wrote her a poem.
Don't rob yourself of happiness
Don't be upset at every thing
In this ever changing world
Take with a smile what life can bring
With eyebrows up and a frowning face
With fire in your eyes
Don't hide your smile in attitude
Don't trade the truth with lies
Hardships may seem like a trap
But you are not there to stay
Look around and you will find
A sure promising way
And when you come out of this trap
And learn to fight your way out
Then may be you can help some one
Smile and clear their doubt
I have to thank Marguerite, who made me think and then decide that I will not stop just at looking at sad situation, but help people get out of there.