Reason to believe…

I have a curry leaf plant growing in a pot outside the house, a scrawny miserable-looking curry leaf plant…

Curry leaf plant

…and yet, looking at it, it seems that there are a lot of lessons that we can derive from it.

It has been around for a number of years now, through rain and shine. I am not into gardening at all, so it has always been neglected…terribly. It will depend on the rain for water, so during long, dry spells, it may shed its leaves and look as if it would wither away and die. But when the rain comes, it will sprout fresh, green leaves and live on. Our lives are like that – there are good times and bad times. When times are hard and things are not what we would like them to be, we must never give up hope that we can survive. Instead, we should do whatever we can in order that we may sail through our difficulties until things get better.

I have a curry leaf plant growing in a pot outside the house, a scrawny miserable-looking curry leaf plant…

Curry leaves

…and yet, it is always there when I need some curry leaves for my cooking. I have a bigger more-luxuriant plant growing in a corner at the far end of the garden, but it is not so convenient to go and get the leaves, especially on rainy days. So it is with all of us, as insignificant individuals – nameless and faceless in our society but we should not regard ourselves as useless for we can contribute in some small ways to the well-being of others. A simple hello, a sincere smile or “thank you” can go a long way to brighten up the lives of those that we meet…especially after a long and taxing day at work. Whatever work or profession we may be involved in, we may feel that we are just another brick in the wall…but when that brick is removed, the wall may just collapse eventually.

I have a curry leaf plant growing in a pot outside the house, a scrawny miserable-looking curry leaf plant. It may fall “sick” sometimes and I would see red spots on the leaves…and on occasions such as these, I would not use them for my cooking. After a while, the leaves would drop and I thought to myself, “This is it! The plant has finally called it a day!” But I have been wrong not just once but several times in fact for the plant has never failed to sprout new leaves and live on. In our lives, we may fall sick too but if we are positive enough to fight on, with unfailing hope and determination, we may overcome whatever ailment that plague us.

I have a curry leaf plant growing in a pot outside the house, a scrawny miserable-looking curry leaf plant…

Weeds

It has to depend on whatever nutrition from the little bit of soil in the pot but unfortunately, even that has to be shared with all the weeds that surround it. No doubt it is a dog-eat-dog world out there but we need to remain strong and steadfast whilst cherishing whetever little blessings we may find along the way. Only then can we remain…standing tall.

I have a curry leaf plant growing in a pot outside the house, a scrawny miserable-looking curry leaf plant, and scrawny and miserable-looking though it may be, I have a reason to believe that there are reasons for it to be there all these years…just as I have a reason to believe that there are reasons for us to be here. “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world…Strive to be happy.
(DESIDERATA)

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “Reason to believe…”

  1. I must believe that I can find a better job with a better environment and much less the same or more in term of salary? 😀

    Yes, I mustn’t give up… I must try and try again… hehehehhe

    (Enter Mariah and Whitney)…you will when you believe!!! LOL!!!

  2. Reminds me of a few of my colleagues who work quietly but gets the job done. There are one or two who make a lot of noise hoping to get the attention of the boss so they will be on the list for the RM1000 reward given to hardworking civil servants. Am sure you must have been rewarded for your hard work while you were in school, stp?

    I only got some crumbs that fell from the table (the “shameless fella” got more or less the same…eventually, by virtue of rotation)…but if I consider the non-monetary returns from my students, then I am richly rewarded.

  3. Very, very deep stuff, my friend. It’s a good thing it’s nearly Friday. It’s way too much to absorb on a Monday. 🙂

    And not for a Friday either cos the weekend’s here! No need to wish you’ll have a good one as I know you definitely will! Wink! Wink!

  4. It’s a strange thing actually, how much we can learn from a tiny, insignificant-looking plant. Reminded me of a quote from ‘Anger Management’. It says “Taltamud said,’Whenever you look, there’s always things to be found’.” Amen

    I guess there are lessons to learn from everything. We just have to stop and think about it…

  5. Shouldn’t it be: “it is a dog-eat-dog world out there”? 😉

    Nice and thought provoking…

    Checked! Thanks for the tip, mar! Gee! One whole word’s missing and I didn’t even see…even though I went thru lots and lots of times. Too old liao, time to gulung tikar!

  6. The only reason why the Stupid plant is still there is cos you are too lazy to throw it away…. really cannot understand why making mountain out of mole hills…………?????? bay ta han..you are great ..this can only come from you…and ITS GREAT?

    Honestly? You’re wrong! I want the plant! Saves me at least 20 steps or more each time I need curry leaves for my cooking…and I always blame the old missus for not doing the weeding!!!!…Haiz! Aren’t all people like that? Want something but not keen to do anything about it, and then blame others summore!! LOL!!!

  7. i believe i can fly…

    You can! Everyone can fly!!! You ask Tony Fernandez lah! Hahahahahaha!!!

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