For some, life is a steady journey, with not many ups and downs. But not all are so lucky.
But irrespective of how big each one's ups and downs are, for each one of us, the hardships we endure are very severe, and challenging. As they say, everyone bears his own cross.
I chanced upon this blog piece on NDTV - My Mother Doesn't Know My Name Anymore - by the familiar news anchor and reporter Um-E-Kulsoom.
It made painful reading. It must have taken enormous effort and courage to share the trauma. One can imagine the pain and hardship they all must have gone through. Hats off to their courage with which they have faced it all.
I was also reminded of similar instances.
Here's one of them.
It would be unfair to wish for a problem-free life. So, The least we can do is to face the challenges life throws at us with equanimity.