Remember the 4 L’s: Live, Laugh, Love, Learn


Sitting on the balcony of the house with a copy of” Twists of fate” in one hand and writing pad in other, I feel a strong urge to write something. I truly believe that any one who has a story deserves to be heard. Some are writers by choice and some by chance!! I am just by default!! I love to fiddle with words! 

Writing has always been my first love! no matter what the circumstances are. it has been five years since I left my homeland and landed for a sojourn here in land of five rivers!! I strongly believe there is something therapeutic about this place! truly magical!!

Well before I dissect the causes, one thing to be shared is I so like this place. it has metamorphosised me into altogether a different person. I never had a penchant for comedy but this place helped me develop an appetite for it! I never was ready but today people confide in me for mysterious reasons!! I guess it is a twist of fate!!

My mind is a melange of memories given by this place, some bitter, some better!!

I remember the first time I came here, I did suffer from some teenage complexes. How brittle and fragile I used to be! but I guess growing up does not come with a choice. Sometimes fate plays dirty tricks, but I believe when life throws you a curve ball, it is for a reason!! It is difficult to find answers of million haunting questions! but you have to find answers for them. I never throw an apologetic glance at my past , for every mistake made me a tougher person!!

Recalling all the past experiences I learnt one big important thing” Never sacrifice a dream for a dream”!! Grow gradually yet brilliantly!! learn, live, laugh and most importantly love!! People come in our lives to either teach us or live with us! But, we got to find out the right ones and fight for them! Why would we even care a button about regrets or flaws that we did in past if it shaped us into better person? Why do we always complain about being bigger and better? Why ain’t we satisfied with the blessings and glories showered upon us? Why is it that we are avaricious for petty things in life like money and power? Certainly an introspection is needed to change our lives for better. We need to sit calmly and ponder on our lives to live it to fullest!

Azra Mufti is a freelance columnist.

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