Friday, June 7, 2013

A turning point in my life

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Today's sentence is: 







Man is so intelligent that we tend to plan our future, not just with regards to savings, but also what to possess and create in our junction of time. Since the time is one thing young adults have in plenty thus, they do not fret over a thing since their perspectives are narrow, and 
I hit a turning point in my life when I was diagnosed with arthritis.

Things were going just as planned. We had a baby, bonded well with him during maternity leave, my mom paid a visit from India, and I went back to work.

Man feels so smart when what he plans gets executed. That feeling of pride was within us.

One fine day, I woke up with swollen fingers and heavy knees. I did not know what had come onto me. I tried to exercise, but it was very difficult and painful. Took the day off to understand what was going on within me. Unfortunately, it was not just a day affair. This turned into a week and then after a blood test realized I had arthritis.

I was devastated, cause my mobility became limited, and I had an infant to take care. Although my mom and my hubby were my constant support but, I felt useless sitting around with swelling and complaining about my pains.

Weeks turned into a month, and I decided to quit my job. I decided to take charge of my self and my family. Slowly, but with steady steps I fought my inflammation while talking positive every day.

Things were tough, and when I look back; I still get shivers of those days when I could not move an inch without pain, and tears were my constant companions.

I am glad that this auto immune disease was my turning point in my life. It took me on a path of spirituality where I was forced to fill myself up with positivity each day to get my limbs moving.

Gradually, it became a habit, and today I cannot live without it.

That incident closed my doors to a biotech opportunity of research and development, but made me look into my deeper self and dig up my passion.

Writing is one of them.

I am happy that while sitting at home, I got an opportunity to make virtual friends who inspire me to write better.


Mantra for today: Man plans for his future, but only 1% of it gets executed. 99% is what destiny has in store for us. 

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I hit a turning point in my life when I was diagnosed with arthritis.

Things were going just as planned. We had a baby, bonded well with him during maternity leave, my mom paid a visit from India, and I went back to work.

Man feels so smart when what he plans gets executed. That feeling of pride was within us.

One fine day, I woke up with swollen fingers and heavy knees. I did not know what had come onto me. I tried to exercise, but it was very difficult and painful. Took the day off to understand what was going on within me. Unfortunately, it was not just a day affair. This turned into a week and then after a blood test realized I had arthritis.

I was devastated, cause my mobility became limited, and I had an infant to take care. Although my mom and my hubby were my constant support but, I felt useless sitting around with swelling and complaining about my pains.

Weeks turned into a month, and I decided to quit my job. I decided to take charge of my self and my family. Slowly, but with steady steps I fought my inflammation while talking positive every day.

Things were tough, and when I look back; I still get shivers of those days when I could not move an inch without pain, and tears were my constant companions.

I am glad that this auto immune disease was my turning point in my life. It took me on a path of spirituality where I was forced to fill myself up with positivity each day to get my limbs moving.

Gradually, it became a habit, and today I cannot live without it.

That incident closed my doors to a biotech opportunity of research and development, but made me look into my deeper self and dig up my passion.

Writing is one of them.

I am happy that while sitting at home, I got an opportunity to make virtual friends who inspire me to write better.

Mantra for today: Man plans for his future, but only 1% of it gets executed. 99% is what destiny has in store for us. 


14 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Ruchira, I had no idea that you arthritis and both my parents suffer from this. You have a wonderful outlook and truly love how you took charge of your life. Sounds like you are totally on the right track and thank you for sharing this, linking up with us and hope you have a great weekend now, too. And I voted for you as always!! :)

Sandy said...

I didn't know about these symptoms. How uniformed I am. You certainly took a lemon and turned it to a lemonade. Good for you. How are you now? It's tough being a new parent, and then you add this to it. You have a challange. But you will overcome.

Stephanie Sprenger said...

Wow, I didn't know about that either. Your perspective is truly inspiring, and I am in awe of you! So happy you have found a path that has made your life better!

Michelle Liew said...

I am so glad you see the change this way, Ruchira! Thanks for sharing with us!

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Isn't it funny that when we think we're going in one direction, really, life sends us in another? I admire you, Ruchira. You're amazing. :)

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thank you all for your kind words. The journey when I started, was very tough but I am glad I was determined to initiate it.

Happy Saturday :)

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

It reminds me of the old joke: if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. :)

Have a great weekend, Ruchira!

Kristi Campbell said...

I didn't realize that you suffer from arthritis either. I'm glad that you've taken something so painful and frustrating and used it to make your life path more fulfilling and rewarding.

Catherine Gacad said...

I think each person has to do what is best for them, and you made the right decision by focusing on you, your health, and being positive. That is both courageous and inspirational.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hi Ruchira, arthritis was a turning point for me as well--your perspective on life is so positive, it is inspirational really--When God shits a door she opens a window? perhaps--

Ruchira Khanna said...

I agree Bill...not to tell the Almighty about your plans...shhh :)

Thanks Kristi, Catherine, Audrey.
Just can't change our destiny!!

Melanie Chisnall said...

I had no idea you suffered from arthritis! You are so positive and so inspirational....and especially having to deal with that, and after having a newborn! Just shows what courage and determination with a positive attitude can do. That's awesome! :)

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Melanie.

Your blogs also teach me a lot...:)

btw, when there is no choice left...a man ought to gather his strength. happy sunday!

Melissa Swedoski said...

I love your mantra - I absolutely agree and believe it. I cannot imagine dealing with that kind of physical pain on a daily basis, but I can't applaud you enough for taking charge of your life and pushing onward with optimism and grace.