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Every Once In A While

Every once in a while, he would ask her how she was doing. He cared deeply for her and she was grateful.

There were days she was happy, almost deliriously so, but there were other days too. Days when she longed for what might have been. Days when she wished that life had ended for her along with the rest of her family.   Days when the pain was intense, but she had learned to live with that.

She had survived. She had recovered, as best she could.  Despite being confined to a wheel-chair all her life, she was content.


I wrote these 100 Words, inspired by so many people who are have every reason to be unhappy and depressed, yet manage to find resources within themselves to not just survive, but make life meaningful. What an inspiration they are. Every time I feel like grumbling about an inconvenience, I think of people like this who live life with dignity and grace.

I’m blogging through the 31 Days of October (grab this button from the sidebar if you are too).

I’m also linking into the Ultimate Blog Challenge and October’s NaBloPoMo.


  1. Richa Singh Richa Singh October 18, 2013

    Corinne what accentuate the impact of these stories is that we all undergo similar emotions in our life. What we see in other’s pain is at times a clear reflection of our own issues inside. They may have no relation, but the struggle connects us all…

  2. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo October 12, 2013

    Beautiful story Corinne on the triumph of human spirit. In life, we gotta carry on and it’s what we make of things that matters the most. Happiness is a choice:)

  3. Jairam Mohan Jairam Mohan October 11, 2013

    Lovely post Corinne, highlighting an extremely important aspect of our lives, the fact that there is always going to somebody happier than us, but also the fact that we are always going to be happier than a lot of others as well.

  4. Shail Shail October 10, 2013

    I really admire those who can find resources within themselves to survive. Well written, Corinne.

  5. Proactive Indian Proactive Indian October 10, 2013

    “I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”

  6. Aditi Aditi October 10, 2013

    Truly inspiring when people can find love for life even when all odds are against them! Life is short…true, but beautiful… True!! We should be grateful and try and spread happiness while we can!
    Lovely post, with just a few words you made my day! 🙂

  7. Meena Menon Meena Menon October 10, 2013

    We dont realise valuw of what we hv until its too late!

  8. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury October 10, 2013

    Yes I know. Sadly unless people lose something, they don’t realize its value. Lovely post, Corinne

    • CorinneRodrigues CorinneRodrigues Post author | October 10, 2013

      Isn’t that truly sad, Vidya? I’d rather be grateful for all I have – but am not always – trying!

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