They say you throw lemons at people, but I think I’ve made my share of lemonade.

As I was sitting by the window, sipping my evening tea, I stopped to take a good look at you. Lately, things have been good between us, thank you very much. But I have also seen you at your worst.

As I look back today, I notice that you’ve never waited for me. You’ve always run ahead, mocking me as I fell on my face trying to keep up.

A few years ago, finishing college and getting a job was my main focus. But you kept interfering and messing with my plans. I hated you back then. But I didn’t notice how while trying to defeat you; I became this tough, unstoppable person. You are the sole reason I am what I am today and that is unafraid.

By kicking me down, you lifted me up.

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I’m not afraid anymore. Those days are past me. Thanks to you, I’ve learnt to face problems head on and challenge every challenge that I would have otherwise considered too difficult.

We’ve had a bittersweet relationship but it has all come down to this day. And I can say one thing for sure, I love you right now.

You haven’t always worked on my word but I think that was for the best. I was a little too selfish anyway. I learnt to not take things for granted and that everything will not go as I always plan. I learnt that sometimes, it is best to leave things to you and that going with the flow is best.

And so, I think what I’m trying to say here is thank you. I want to thank you for what a dear you’ve been to me. By kicking me down, you lifted me up. I love you and I love me, since I’m you and you’re me.

Love,

An opportunist!

Author: Zainab Haji

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