Facebook told me that it’s World Mental Health Day today. My Instagram feed is filled with mental health awareness posts. I scrolled down my feed to read countless quotes like “Your illness doesn’t define you. Your strength and courage does.”, “It’s okay to not be okay.” and “Everything that you are is enough”. Despite the motivational boost, it was extremely demanding for me to muster the spirit to pen these words. It’s 9:31 PM right now and it took me all day to convince myself to write this post about something I’ve kept to myself since a very long time.
I read something on the internet today. It quoted Will Smith, “Her happiness is not my responsibility. She should be happy and I should be happy individually. Then we come together and share our happiness. Giving someone the responsibility to make you happy when you can’t do it for yourself is selfish”. Now, I am not certain if it was actually Will Smith to say this but the quote left me wondering about the utter truth it spoke.
I am 5 feet and 1 inch tall. I weigh 45 kgs and have been so since the past 3 years. Since I hit puberty, the most I had weighed was 49 kgs. Never made it to the 50-mark! I have been denied to donate blood for a good cause for being underweight and been questioned if I should be allowed on a roller coaster because who knows? The wind might have just blown me away!
Do you find Mother’s Day overrated? I don’t. Yeah yeah, I know how some of you feel like it’s a well planned marketing scheme for the flower industry or that Mothers should be celebrated all year round but, be honest here, do we really do that? Do we actually go out of our ways everyday to make her feel special? In most cases, we don’t. So, go ahead and pamper your Mama Bear next Sunday (May 12, 2019) because she deserves all the love in the world!