Changing of the Seasons
Ananthi couldn’t believe what had just happened to her. After working so hard to make her dreams come true and put up her own garments business, she had to fold up after only five years because demand for her products abroad dramatically went down, and locally, she wasn’t selling as well as she first used to.
The soaring prices and the diminishing demand for her products have compelled her to finally accept that she couldn’t keep up with the hard times anymore. Although she had a little savings to tide her over until she can figure out what to do next, she was still hurting over the loss of her business.
As if destiny was playing tricks on her, around the same time that she lost her business, she also found out that her husband has been seeing another woman for the past year. They have been married for only three years, and yet, he has already turned to womanizing. Good thing they didn’t have children, otherwise they would be deeply affected by the divorce.
“I must have done something bad when I was younger for Fate to play this cruel trick on me.” She thought, bemused.
For weeks, she mulled over what she did wrong to deserve this kind of life. Was she a bad wife? Did she perhaps hurt someone unintentionally and now she’s paying for it?
Doubting herself and her character, she fell into deep depression, and no one can get her out of it. She refused to see anyone, not her friends and certainly not her family. She was so ashamed of being such a failure!
Then one day, she just suddenly thought to herself, “What am I doing with my life? Why have I allowed myself to waste away when there is still so much to live for?”
As if on cue, she snapped out of her depression. She was determined to start over and learn from all the painful events that have happened to her recently. She knows that life is just like the seasons, there will be rainy days and sunny days.
She knows that there is the calm after the storm. She had a choice of either holding on to all the painful events and wallow in self-pity for the rest of her days, or she can learn from them, cry over them and then move on. After all, seasons change and when they do, you just have to ready.