Everyone goes through this, right? Everyone gets a cold at one point in their life. If you haven’t, then you are truly amazing. Hats off to you. Please stop reading this post right now (just kidding)!

A cold is a normal experience, right? However, it is not an experience where people react in the following manner: “Oh, wow…you had the cold? Please tell me more about it.” Recently, I also came down with a cold…honestly it felt much like it was much worse than a cold, hence it got me thinking a bit deeper than I normally would amidst such an experience. Lying down in bed and staring at the ceiling for hours upon hours made me realize so much….and I wanted to share my findings with you:

1) At the end of the day, your mother and your father are the only people who will be standing by you in the most difficult of times. Don’t ever take them for granted. They are amazing humans and selfless in the most deepest sense.

2) Life goes on. I made the mistake of scrolling through my Instagram and realizing that everyone continues on despite the fact that I am in bed. Trust me, we all want to think that we are the most important people in the room. However, as sad as it sounds…we are replaceable. This in itself made me realize that we should not only make a strong appearance in every room, but also a memorable one.

3) Everything is pretty simple. As much as the human mind likes to complicate things. There is really nothing too complicated about life. When I was in bed staring at the ceiling, that’s all it was. A person… staring at the ceiling. It’s nothing more than that. When we are going about our daily lives, I wonder how much more simpler life would get if we observed ourselves as an external person. Instead of attaching emotions to actions, how much of a difference would it make to look at actions just as actions?

You see? Maybe getting a cold isn’t as bad as it sounds! At least I was able to learn these three things. Trust me, don’t complicate life. Keep it simple. Sending a lot of positive vibes your way.


Manisha Sareen


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