Friday, September 24, 2010

Life is a Journey (an essay i wrote)

Life is a journey! We live, we die! We say hello and we say goodbye… but what happens in between?

The comparison of life to a journey has become to cliché. One would hear it from parents, from teachers and even from preachers, but what I’ve leant from this cliché is that despite what anyone believes, we cannot deny that life is definitely a journey.

When I think about a journey, a picture of a long dusty road, over beautiful hills and plains, appears in my mind. Sometimes I’d see hikers walking up a mountain with their backpacks or people boarding on trains to go to another village or I see young people going on a road trip in their home land.

But what has life got to do with a journey? 

We were brought into this world with nothing- physically speaking, but what when were we brought into this world we had so much potential to become whatever we desired… but then life happened!

Our shoes would wear out by walking on the dusty road. We’d run out of supplies when we climbing up a mountain, we’d board the wrong train and we’d get lost, we’d run out of fuel while enjoying the road ahead!

As I was walking around today, looking for my friends, I felt purposeless. It felt like I had nothing to do, but just stand in the middle of the quad. I felt lost!

Life has become so expensive that when we work extremely hard, we run out of energy until we can’t carry on. It feels like one just ran out of fuel.

Journeys are stressful, tiring, exhausting and somedays one doesn’t get a break, but another thing about journeys, is that while climbing that mountain one would see the sun set, the moon rise and sleep under the stars and not forgetting those beautiful, breathtaking sunrises.

Life isn’t that bad after all! With everything bad or uncalled for happens, something good is sure to come along the way and that’s the beauty of life.

I’ve learnt a lot so far from my personal life experiences. I had good and bad experiences. My heart has been broken. I’ve lost some close friends, but then life would surprise me with something way better than what I had before.

As a Christian, my life is Gods- it’s my gift to Him for all he has done for me- and even though I live this life and use the potential, I was born with, to the fullest.

Sometimes just the sound of the word life gets me down, but then I’d think about a baby being born and the joy that infant will bring to its mother and father when they see him/her. It might not be a sunset or sunrise, but it is beautiful and the joy that comes with it, is indescribable!

Life is a journey! Whether we grow old or young, we die anyway! But when one has God the journey is the most wonderful experience one would have in ones entire life!
 [And that’s Life!] 


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12 comments:

  1. life is a journey!! :) a nice article!

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  2. gd essay......lovely one

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  4. That was good, but you may prefer not to write in first person in a persuasive essay.

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  5. I don't know how it is it will just help me in my eng sessional

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