I’m a 16 y/o Indian girl who is fighting to be both true to herself and her culture. I was Born in Saudi Arabi (UAE) then taken home to stay with my grandparents in Kurupanthara, Kerela (India) who brought me up until the age of 5. Then as my mum got a job in Scotland my family moved there. However we didn’t stay there long either, at the age of 11 we moved down to England and that’s where I still am.
Well why am I writing this blog? Simply because through growing up, trying to be the perfect child, with perfect grades and a perfect attitude, I LOST myself. I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted anymore so I’m starting from square one. Then one day in my session with my Chaplain he told me that I reminded him of Mother Teresa, which I laughed at because she is one of the most known humble, loving and selfless Saints out there. However after going home i did some research about her and i found this
Yes I know I am nothing compared to Blessed Mother Teresa but i realised we share the same views on many things. And this quote hit me hard because I loved doing that anyway. He said i was like her because she too had a darkness in her (not the same kind, hers was a spiritual one) but continued to make people happy and change lives. And that is exactly what i want to do.
I know I will pull through this tough time because I have my best friend and my counselor who believes in me…someone does for once :’). I am slowly healing with a bit of help. My Chaplain also introduced me to this quote, the one that inspired him to do what he does.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened… Happiness never decreases from being shared.” ~BUDDHA~
This really meant a lot to me because even though I have my darkness, there are little ounces of happiness inside me and I want to be able to give that out. So I write this blog aspiring to inspire people to go and sprinkle kindness and happiness in their own, or someone else’s life. Here are some of the things you’ll find in my blog:
- My personal issues
- Mental Health advice/Info
- Spiritual Growth
- Indian culture