According to dictionary, sadness is the condition or quality of being sad. But don’t you think that it means and hurts and affects much more to us? Though I’m only fifteen and I have just started living my life, let me share some of my thoughts that always kept me going at times when I’m low and the times when I wanted the world to end. I am honoured and delighted to share it with you readers and I shall be grateful if I could be of help to anyone going through this phase.
We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim. We cry when we are sad, and its perfectly fine to do so. There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. But there’s always a scope of appreciation, right? I fear that the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Call it a practical application……
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.
Don’t be ashamed to weep; its right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, our passion for the long life awaiting is sealed inside to comfort us.