One day I will say “Life under control”

November 5, 2016
what i am thankful for

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Dear Zindagi,

This is the perfect time to write this letter as I will be entering my 30s this Month, which I consider my half-time if God does not have some other plans.

During all these years, you were never harsh on me unreasonably. You did your Job very well to teach me much needed Life lessons through my own experiences. You have accepted all the darts I have aimed at you with a smile. You never complained though I did sometimes when you threw challenges at me.

I am sorry for all the times I used the phrase “Why me?”. I know it’s hurtful for you.

It’s actually awkward to accept it but yes, you made me eat my own words. Whenever I denied to bend a little and tried to be rigid, you helped me to be more flexible. You made me learn to accept and welcome the changes as they come.

What I am thankful for is that you have given me a shoulder to cry during the rough patches and a heart to share the joy of happy times.

Thanks for the bumpy ride. Otherwise, how could I learn to hold it tight and not to fall.

You are perfect at Pottery for you have carved out a beautiful piece.

You have given me ample opportunities to try my hands at everything I wished for. I have read this somewhere- Every single person has a unique gift and most people never find their own but I think you have helped me find mine though little late.

Its you who gives me continuous inspiration to follow my passion. Without you, how could I gain the wisdom. Thanks for giving me ample stories to narrate to my grandchildren. Not everyone has this privilege.

Thanks for adding all the must ingredients to make it a Scrumptious Delight.

I always found you weaving memories for me to relish. You have gifted me with all the relations-I am a daughter, a sister, a Wife and a Mother. So many roles to perform but you have always helped me prove my multifaceted capabilities.

Whenever I said- I have seen it enough, you came up with another rocking test plan. Thanks for attending regular meetings with God to know what I really need rather than giving me what I wished for.

I believe you have a lot to offer in second half too but keep it a secret. Shhh! Do not unfold the things before the perfect time. I will try my best to embrace what you would try to teach me.

I do not want you to get bored like a still river. Add little turbulence from time to time to experience the excitement.

Let me tell you that I will continue to be a fighter with all my weapons ready to win over every situation. I will wait for you at every turn to catch up.

But I will never let you control me. Rather, I will be there controlling you. I will smile that day and say-

Life under control”.

I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda



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  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville November 13, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Yes we can only control ourselves and the way we learn and what we take from all our life experiences. Life is bumpy and difficult, yet amazing and beautiful, let’s learn and keep embracing xx #MG

  • Reply SHALINI BAISIWALA November 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Lovely letter to acknowldege life and its many mysteries – known and unknown!

    • Reply upasna November 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Shalini. Hope to see you often here.

  • Reply Alison Longhurst November 8, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I love your acknowledgment of the bumps in life and the way in which you talk of embracing them. They certainly make us the people we are today. Alison x #mg

    • Reply upasna November 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks Alison for backing up my thoughts.

  • Reply dramrita November 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Hi Upasana these bumpy rides have made us wonderful. That’s the crazy part.Why me is a question we have all been guilty of.Enjoyed reading this post

    • Reply upasna November 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks Amrita for taking time to read and comment.

  • Reply Kirsten Toyne November 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I think control is a bit of an illusion. We have limited control and yet harnessing the powers that we do have in a way that works for us is so much a part of making our lives feel better. I think it is a great to acknowledge where we have control and where we don’t. This was a really thought provoking piece. Thank you. #mg

    • Reply upasna November 8, 2016 at 11:12 am

      We only have control over ourselves and this is where I will work upon. Only then I can say Life is under control ­čÖé
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kirsten. Hope to see you often here.

  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder November 7, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Life is like that, a little bumpy ride… and still it feels good. You have expressed it wonderfully. But, I wonder whether I would be able to say that some day, that, ‘life is now under control”…hehe… it’s a continuous fight and there lies the charm…

    • Reply upasna November 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

      This is my Hope..Its not that I want life to change according to me to be able to say that but I will aim at changing my approach. Thanks Maniparna for sharing your thoughts.

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