Lately, I find myself looking up at the sky and asking, “Why Me?” Did it ever happen to you that you speak politely to a person, yet they respond rudely? Or have you ever boasted about your skill at a certain task, and you proceed to fail miserably at it. You never failed at this simple task, but that day when you have an audience, fate decides to give you a taste of defeat.

On one occasion, I set out to help someone who was in trouble. I genuinely put in my best effort, but somehow, I end up creating a bigger mess than the original problem. I felt guilty, but there is nothing that I could do to undo the damage. I was kicking myself all the way home for poking my nose on others problem.

Has it ever happened that you took procrastination to the next level and now you have only one night to complete your project? To add a little more spice to the existing problem, out of the blue, without even the slightest sign of a warning there is a power cut.

You just enjoyed a relaxing hot water bath on a cold winter day. Your mind now feels refreshed as if you meditated for an hour and your body can easily drift into blissful sleep. You turn off the shower and only then realize that you forgot your towel.

You make reservations for your favourite vacation. As the day approaches, you finish packing everything for the trip, you tidied up the house, watered the plants and did all that needs to be done before taking the much-awaited break. Then suddenly, out of the blue, you fall sick. Hating to give up, you pack medications and go ahead with your vacation with sheer determination, and not give up due to the minor obstacle (as you would like to think of it). Despite all efforts, upon reaching your destination you are so down that you can no longer enjoy your dream vacation.

It is at times like these that I feel like looking up to the heavens and asking God, in all sincerity, “Why me? why now?”. While my predicament could provide some comic relief to others, it leaves me feeling blue. It appears that I suddenly turned into a sitcom show for the fates above. I’m sure many of you have similar stories to share and please do share. At least we won’t feel alone.