District 41

SERVING NORTH AND EAST INDIA, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN AND NEPAL

Ranked #1 District (2016-17)

Smedley Distinguished (2019-2020)

A Livewire Article

RENEW YOUR PROMISE, REVIVE YOUR SPIRIT!

Life doesn’t always work according to your hopes and plans. There always seems to be some unseen or unforeseen circumstances that alters the path to your promises. The promises that you made to yourself when you were a child might not be relevant to you anymore or might be too far fetched now. But at that time it was like a dopamine, a perpetual fuel to your spirit which drove you forward. When I was younger I always had the hopes of escaping from my world and live somewhere I thought would be fun, easy and comfortable. I promised my self that I would experience everything that I have been wanting to. And just the thought of it would make me happy and most importantly it made me hopeful. But fast forward to many years to now and you see, sadly I haven’t done anything close to what I had hoped for. I know I have missed out on many things in the world. However, I’m not the same child anymore. So, I know the reality is a bit different and its certainly not how my 12 year old self would picture it.

As I grew up, I realized that I should just keep moving on and look forward to things that we still have the chance to experience. Some promises weren’t kept and that’s okay. In fact the reality is that as i get even older I will be crushed by more broken promises some by me and some to me but all these regrets and pain we worry about is just a fleeting moment of the timeline of our life.

If we let something else break our spirit and detour us from our path then we haven’t been true to ourself. So, let us renew our promises once and for all to just be better and do better than yesterday. To try and achieve what we couldn’t the day before. To get back up again each time we are defeated but most importantly to not let our spirits be destroyed.

Author

TM Shruti Awale

Club

KU-SOM Toastmasters Club

Theme

RENEW YOUR PROMISE, REVIVE YOUR SPIRIT!

Date

September 2020