Wrapped in a blanket holding a steaming cup of coffee while scrolling through your social media, you enjoy the soft music playing in the background. It’s all peaceful and serene. Hey! It’s winter. Your favourite season is here. Forever feeling drowsy while never wanting to get out of a cosy blanket and always having cold, numb hands. Calming, dark night. Sleeping in late with your favourite chicken corn soup and a handful of dry fruits. Sounds perfect, no?
After a couple of weeks of sleeping in and long nights, this time of the year comes to an end as all things do. No more hot, steaming showers and boiled eggs. Rest of the seasons come by that you barely even like. But do you stop living in those? Fresh leafy scent of springs, rainfalls of summers or the tangy mangoes with lassi and aloo kay parathay or the dry, heartfelt air of autumns with its ever-changing beauty. They’re all equally missed, no?
You wait patiently for winter that’s not coming for a whole another year but you still enjoy the other seasons. Your love remains unchanged for cold winter nights, yet you embrace the blessings of other weathers. You keep growing and learning. You keep loving while moving forward with your life.
Like this ever-changing cycle of seasons, our lives are based on this phenomenon too. People change with circumstances and the consequences of their choices. Their mood swings or even the situations they’re in may make them change. You meet random people at different stages of your life. At first, they’re nothing but then the bond of friendship develops and grows solid. You spend a great time with them. You share the best energy with them. It goes on until one day they silently start changing.
Nothing stays like how it was. You grow apart. You neglect each other. Both of you change.
Ironically, people are selfish. We only love them when they share our favourite season with us, when they make us happy, when they are there for us. Just like the fickling seasons, people change and then leave.
“Don’t throw the rose, just because you hold it from the thorns”.
When they change, accept that and love them in this. Help them grow and support them to bring the best out of them. Don’t let them go just because they decided to grow into something new. Let them feel the freedom of your love and support, and be there for them in the storm. Don’t complain, rather compliment them.
With your unconditional love and support, you’ll observe that just like winters come back every year, people do that too.
A chemical engineer who enjoys reading and cooking, is a Leo but contrary to other people’s belief IS NOT BOSSY! Will conquer the world just after one more nap.