A New Me?

Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to be anyone alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.


Q. Who are you?
A. I am Sheen.

I will say thanks. A big NO, I don’t want to be someone else.
I like myself the way I am. I was born believing in One God. I wouldn’t like to change that. I am thankful to God for the way I am.

I could have been born ugly. Thank God I am not.
I could have been born penniless. Thank God I am not.
God blessed me with sight. If I was born blind and deaf. What could I have done?
Would have been powerless to do anything.

So everything boils down to one thing. I should be grateful to God for what He gave me.
I am not rich. Doesn’t matter.
People go hungry in many parts of the world. Thank God I am not dying of hunger.
I could have been homeless. Thank God I am not.
I am glad for who I am.

We look at beautiful, rich people. We don’t know what demons they carry?
What their personalities are?
What baggage they carry within themselves?

One should never wish to be someone else in one’s heart.
Envy burns one’s soul.
Be thankful.

After writing all the above, memory winged back to me.
When I was a six years old girl, I was cooped up in the house and not allowed to play outside. I wished to change into a boy. I used to think if someday I magically change into a boy, how wonderful it will be?

Then at age thirteen, being a gawky girl and looking into a mirror, and seeing my skin covered with acne, how horrible it was? I used to look at girls with flawless skins, wishing myself in their place.

Wishing my parents to come back from the dead or transported to the era when they were alive. I waited that someday by magic they came back.

By age twenty one, I finally grew up, being mother of two kids by then. I forgot to wish for being someone else.

Wishing you a Happy New Year.


A New Me?


15 thoughts on “A New Me?”

  1. Dear Sheen,
    What a very beautiful post. Some days, I forget to look at all that I have to be thankful for. I don’t wish to be someone else and I don’t need more than I have. You remind me that God has blessed me, and for that I am grateful.


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