Tough Times Refine You

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fruit-man

Loaded with fruits of the season, I’ve been seeing him make rounds of our colony, since I was a child.

His face glows with a saintly sheen and a smile dances around his lips, always.

And that’s when his life has had more tragedies than one can ever imagine.

I once asked about how he manages to smile despite all the setbacks.

He said sagely, “You have to be knocked out a bit by life to see the point of simple joys of sharing smiles with strangers, petting a dog, uneventful days… Tough times not only define but refine you!”

Linking this to Write’s Tribes 100 Words on Saturday – Picture Prompt

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35 thoughts on “Tough Times Refine You

  1. One sees and appreciates the beauty in life when its tough. A fruit and vegetable vendor used to frequent my childhood place and your post made me go down memory lane. Thanks Shilpa for nostalgia.
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  2. A fine take on the prompt Shilpa. Life is a wonderful teacher, and they have seen both sides of the coin πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, like they say, hard times are like a washing machine, they twist, turn and knock us around, but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before! Glad you liked this, Beloo πŸ™‚

  3. Very true! Sometimes we tend to focus only on the bigger aspects of life that we forget that the smaller aspects are equally important and that we might be taking many things for granted.

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