See the World Through My Eyes

It’s Never That Serious… Really?

Today’s blogger happens to be one of my best friends who I am always thankful to have met. Meet Linda Muriungi. I have seen her go through the most crucial of life’s stages. She is one of the people I would unflinchingly lay my life down for. She is family. Recently she went through a life threatening situation where she found herself bed-ridden and unconscious. In the darkness that engulfed her, she found her true self. She has a lot to be thankful for and in this post she reminds us that there are more important issues to pay attention to. I’m glad you’re back. This is what she had to say when she came to.

By Linda Muriungi

They say the best therapy for the soul is to put your thoughts on paper, so today I take this chance to bare my soul. Just for the simple reason of stirring a sense of faith in myself and others. To believe that everything always happens for a reason. To accept that the experiences we go through are meant to challenge us and afford us an opportunity to learn something novel and life altering.

So as I sit here today wondering where to begin with my tale or rather true life experience, my pen comes to life.

As the year began on a good note for some, mine took a turn for the worst. What I went through was one of those things that happen in a split second, that turn your life into a midst of uncertainty and turmoil.  How to deal with it and its effects is the test. This incident made me look at myself with a keen eye and it is with coming face to face with such a life altering event that one learns to appreciate life in totality.

You see the worst thing about the ordeal, was that I never saw it coming. I went about my normal life yet the clock was counting down to that fateful day. And thereafter, my wall came crashing down. I wondered, why me? Why now! Was this part of God’s plan? Then again, I worried about how soon I would get back up.

Good news, I made it. Two months down the line and have never been more true to myself as I am now. How you may ask? It simply took the willpower to make my situation better, faith in my Father (God) who at some point I had almost given up on, and the presence of my family & friends who all stood by me every step of the way.  You see, to get better in whatever situation; you need lots of laughter, stress relievers and hope.  Figure out what you want to achieve and work towards achieving that goal. It is all about determination which gives one the strength to continue, the steadiness to succeed, and the wisdom to slip past difficulties undisturbed.

All I needed was some sort of assurance that it would be okay. And it now is.

The trick to handling such experiences, and trust me I know how tough it is to keep on keeping on, to smile at the world and yet you are dying inside, is to simply; stay positive (encourage yourself with simple phrases, they will mean a lot to you despite the simplicity in the words) maintain good friendships (keep positive people around you), keep  your family close (they got this uncanny way of loving and caring for you when you need it the most) and lastly pray until something happens, as the track for Kanji Mbugua goes… P.U.S.H ON (Somehow I have never been this close to God, He’s kept me sane in a time of chaos)

Now it’s time for me to live my life, smile as I face the world with my head held up as I tackle the everyday challenges. I will try to take each experience positively and see it as an opportunity to be a stronger and better person. The thing is, it’s life & it happens. The point is to never let anything take your spirit, we are all one slight adjustment from making our lives work for the better.

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7 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Linda is a true inspiration, she walked in the valley of darkness but made it to cross over to the light and she has embraced life! She went through the unimaginable but she sailed through and now has a victorious smile on her face. Linda, they are great things ahead for you! I believe so coz God chose that you may live!

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    December 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

  2. Anonymous

    Well good article but would have been more impactful if you told us what you went through so that we can relate and learn to pick pieces.All the best though.God never fails

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    December 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM

  3. Anonymous

    yup. I think its a little bit vague…what wxactly happened to you anyway?….but be strong though….

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    December 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

  4. me

    yup. its really vauge…..what exactly happened? can’t relate at all. however, be strong. Jesus is with you.

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    December 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

  5. Linda Muriungi

    Thanks for the feedback I highly appreciate.

    I had my reasons for not mentioning what exactly happened but am glad it was an inspiration despite. I thought generalizing it, would still have some sort of impact however minimal. For me, writing down my experience however vague was part of my healing process, God has definitely been with me through it all, He still is and it means am still here for a reason, to fulfill my purpose in life perhaps. I just hope somehow my experience however general will be valuable for someone else.

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    December 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM

  6. Very Good Linda. Take heart and courage. What ever you went through, God has his reasons and purpose. Good story

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    January 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

  7. jenny

    He shelters us and under His wings we are safe.i am touched by the above writting.all is well.

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    April 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

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