Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love to live? or Live to love?

Three words, rephrase and they indeed are two major differences! I've met thousands of people, ever since I've been conscious. Some of them helped me, some made me learn, some praised me, some criticized, some were honest, some dishonest, some made me happy, some made me sad, some of them I loved, some of them I disliked. But in all, there have been only two kind of people -  those who love to live while those who live to love.
People who live to love -  those few people around us for whom our happiness, our satisfaction, our success brings as much joy and pride as their own brings to them or perhaps a little more.Those are the people who love to live their lives happily and peacefully but they also live so that they can spread the love and happiness around themselves. And they really don't go out cribbing about corruption, poverty, immorality or unemployment; they just make sure that they get only as much as they earn for themselves, that they are kind towards that little boy who comes and collects garbage, that they respect that old lady who works as a maid at their home, that they stand upright in all situations, that their every breath has a meaning. Those are the people who will be there to hold you when you fall, who will scold you and then make you smile right from your heart, people who'll see the tears behind your smile, people who'll criticize you the most but will support you infinitely, people who'll smile and wave their hand even when you are running the maddening race of life and every time you'll slowdown to take a breath, they'll be there to share the cup of coffee.
And then comes the second category - people who love to live. They are kind and generous, but only till you are their friend; you might stand behind them, but they'll move on; people you praise because that's what you are supposed to do; people you like only because you just do not dislike them; people who are there with you, because they just happen to be there.
Here's what I've to say - You might love to live and only love to live, but make sure that there are a few people, your own people for whom you "Live to love". Consider yourself fortunate and be thankful to Almighty if you've even one such person around you :) 

"Even if you are going to be two-faced, make sure at least one them is pretty"
                                                                                                                                 - Sylvia Plath