What exactly means sacrificing one’s life?
“It simply means giving up something we dearly want for the sake of others’ happiness.”
In this selfish world, does it really happen?
Yes, it does. If you look around we can find an uncountable number of people who sacrifice every moment of their life for others. It is not the poor or just the rich, not just a man or a woman, everyone around you sacrifice their precious peace for someone else’s smile.
A daily wager, walks kilometers breaking their bones working hard to earn enough to feed their family. A maid works cleaning the filthier plates, clothes, and homes without any taking any, just to keep their family has enough income to teach their kids to help them be successful in their life. An IT employee works 24/7 sacrificing food, pleasure, family, friends and much more just to earn and save for the future.
If you look out there are many who does these mundane things sacrificing their precious life. But what do they gain?
Do they gain happiness?
Do they gain relations?
Do they gain health?
No. Ultimately they lose all these in the long run. They forget to live in the moment. Their sacrifices are never valued. They sacrifice themselves for the sake of others and finally, they are not rewarded for their efforts.
Motherhood is yet another sacrifice
Women are again embodiments of sacrifice. They sacrifice much more than needed for their children.
All this is out of Love – the only emotion that helps anyone let go of anything.
Most hardworking people, sacrifice their free time and devote themselves to tasks that make them ultimate winners.
It is said that when you say ‘yes’ to one opportunity, it means you are saying ‘no’ to many other things in life.
The true side of sacrifice
The real fact which leads us to sacrifice is that we tend not to prioritize many things in our life. And if we affirm that we are sacrificing something, then we are not enjoying what we do.
A mother never sacrifices her sleep, hunger, emotions, just like that for a baby. It is because she loves her child to the core. Similarly, everyone sacrifices only when they love doing it.
But there are some exceptions too.
Some merely hide their sorrows, sacrifices their emotions and then finally surrender themselves to the wicked world. But yet again, it is not the end of the world. There is always a brighter side of life.
No sacrifice goes wasted.
If you look in our Indian Society, mainly, there are thousands of women who being highly educated, get stuck indoors doing mere mundane tasks. Their dreams, their aspirations all go wasted in those four walls.
But why do they do it?
No women are weaker. They are stronger than they are assumed to be. The moment any woman decides to set themselves free from all these, they can just walk away.
But here again, they sacrifice for the sake of others’ happiness. All they do is expect a miracle to happen one fine day, where their loved ones see their immeasurable sacrifice and appreciate them.
Yet, again their sacrifices are so used to by others, that they never escape from them. Some sacrifices become compromises in life and it is hard to escape them.
Certain Sacrifices are worth taking
It is important to sacrifice certain habits, that really put us in trouble. Certain things like improper meals, unhealthy habits, lack of exercise, overdoing certain things for others, etc. can be sacrificed for your betterment.
To wrap Up
Choose wisely, before you do something for someone. Some sacrifices are to be well-considered choices while some others are better to be avoided for your peace of mind. Life is just one, a gift of breathing that you get. A time that cannot be captured back, hence living for yourself is a priority to be considered amidst living for others.