There is still sunshine

How many times have you been told to trust no one and that the world is full of evil? In my case, that’s precisely the number of times I’ve tied my shoelaces and walked out the door. I hear it constantly through the day, except that it’s told in so many different ways, my ears are numb with disgust.

I refuse to hear it any longer.

There was a time when I really believed that every stranger I see on the street is a potential kidnapper. I still carry that thought with me wherever I go, because old habits die hard. But it comes along with this relieving hope that every stranger is also a potential saviour. And that every person I’ve not spoken to, fearing hurt, is a potential best friend.

I refuse to keep anticipating the worst.

I’m not telling you that it was always like this. I’m someone who’s seen the extremes of situations and felt the extremes of feelings, and I’m at a point where I can say with so much faith that I refuse to keep believing the world is full of bad, bad people.

It’s so simple. I’ve just seen too much good to believe it any longer. I’ve met too many strangers with hearts of gold. And as easy as it is to tell myself that we live in the worst of times, and that people are nothing but greedy, it never did me any good.

The trust I have in humanity is too strong now.

And yet, I might be totally mistaken. The world might be just everything that I’ve been told. It could possibly be a hell that I just don’t see yet. But at the same time, I’m happy I haven’t experienced that side to it.

And when I do, I’ll remember all the advice that people have given me. I’d know enough by then to embrace change and to accept the way things are. Heck, I’d be happy to do so.

But till then, I would like to believe in goodness.

I would like to believe that every child born today would grow up with so much to look forward to, so much love and joy that the world has to offer.

I would like to believe that I was born in a time and place that has so much to give me and that I have so much to give back to.

I would like to believe that there is still hope for humanity and that there is still sunshine left to see.

82 thoughts on “There is still sunshine

  1. Beautiful Soundarya — did you peak in my heart and write this!!! I believe in goodness too. When we want to see goodness, goodness wants to see us too!!! And with that, we can share it as smiles and wonderful words — just as you are doing, my sweet friend! Thank YOU! 🙂

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      1. Isn’t Krishnapriya better? Some people say Krishna – i just keep quiet. 🙂 It feels they are calling me by God’s name when i am just a small-time devotee, if at all. 🙂 In the end it’s not a big deal, either way. 🙂

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          1. Generally, yes. But I’m obsessed with male names for girls 😉 Like Krishna or Rudra. And if I’m not wrong Krishnaa with two As is Draupadi? Maybe it’s because she was dark-skinned?

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  2. I wish I had your optimism! Somehow with every passing day I am losing faith in everything I hitherto strongly believed in, not a good thing. May be some day I will be otherwise.

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  3. This post resonates with me so much! There are people in the world who only want to find the faults in things and people, instead of trying to find the good in them. I feel like there’s enough negativity in the world and I don’t want to contribute to it. Not all people are bad people. There’s still goodness left on the planet. Thank you for posting this because people need to know there’s something to hope for. Awesome post! 😊🙌💖

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  4. The light can’t exists with out the dark nor can the dark exists with out the light, it’s everywhere and nowhere, it’s seen by those that wish to see it and sometimes by those that wish not but this is life. ❤️✌️


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  5. There is always a silver lining… sometimes it is easy to see, and other times we have to look for it, but it is still there. I really enjoy your writing. 🤗 Great post!

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  6. I couldn’t agree more with you.of course we must be careful but we also need to trust people and take the chance on others.Seeing evil everywhere won’t bring us nowhere,on the contrary it will freeze whatever path we choose.I might be naive but I rather prefer to see the good of the world around me 😊

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  7. Your positivity is refreshing! I feel that there are seedlings like us planted across the world, in different generations and cultures and it’s up to us to sprout and grow strong. Sho others the direction of the sun 🙂

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    1. I feel the same about your positivity, Diana! And what you said is absolutely true. We all have a different purpose in life, and for some of us, that may be to spread happiness to those who haven’t seen it yet. Let’s take them where the light is!

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  8. Your post is very optimistic! I wish I could say the same about me! When you have come across too many bad people and bad experiences I guess it hardens your hearts’ crust..later on it’s very difficult to trust anybody but yourself. But I like you being very positive and optimistic. I guess for every ‘me’, there is a ‘you’ and that kinda balances the equation. No?

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  9. Thank you Soundarya! Some people see too much too soon which ends up making them terribly cynical. I’m one of those. But I’m extremely glad to come across very positive people in WP who inspire me with their words and life choices and experiences everyday. You are one of those. So happy you found my blog and followed me.Thank you for being you!

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    1. I don’t know why that should happen to someone but let’s keep believing that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Even if it’s very hard to believe.
      I’m not always happy as I may seem from the enthusiasm in this post. There are times I feel dreadful and worthless. But as long as I have positive thoughts, I like to write it out, exaggerate it as much as I can, so that this white lie might eventually become the truth when I need it the most. It works, fortunately. Sadness and happiness are illusions 🙂

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