One fine morning God asked me not to work!I woke up, one bright sunny morning to find God in front of me!
He said, 'Son, you need not work from today, all your needs will be taken care of'.
I jumped with joy, hugged everyone at home and thought
How lucky am I? Everything will be taken care of, life would be a piece of cake.
I slept till late, woke up, had a lazy bath and
Set out in my car, drove around, had food at fancy restaurants with friends.
I watched a movie, spent the evening and the night partying hard.
I hit the sack happily and slept soundly. What a new life!
Next week, did the same, got bored, so traveled around seeing the world
What was fun, now was beginning to bore me. I thought it would pass off.
Slowly, I became lethargic, obese and seem to have lost my edge,
My reflexes were slow, my thinking was sluggish and my feet were dragging along.
The simple pleasures of the earlier life that I enjoyed were now looking dull,
A late Sunday breakfast, the thrill of a deadline met, the pat on the back for my hard work,
A couple of hours of precious free time and my zeal, all now, meant nothing.
I prayed to God. Oh! Lord, please give me my life back.
I won't crib about lack of time, lack of money or its endless challenges
With everything taken care, my life is slow and dull, time does not move fast
The drive and joy of facing challenges are gone. Although I'm alive, I'm lifeless.
My life without needs has gone from a piece of cake,
To a piece of stale bread that has no purpose,
Please give me my life with all its problems, I want to fight and live.