And That Has Made All The Difference

The idea of a blog, first, was a solution to boredom. Writing has always been my passion and I have found immense pleasure in drafting blog posts on books, inspirational quotes and then on issues that touched me. Blogging has become a wonderful experience where you gain knowledge and share your thoughts.

My blog is a platform for poetry, inspiration, and global issues. I hope to inspire others to do their best within their capability, through whatever quotes I find. You may not be able to change the world. But I believe, that each one of us hold that capability (which I call a miracle) to change another’s perspective for the betterment of the world.

Poetry has always been a form of expressing my emotions and thoughts. I seek pleasure and solace in poetry. I often wonder about the number of poems that are unwritten, unpublished or hidden. I consider this a “tragedy”, yet at the same time it is “reality”.

I have not written a “proper” post in a long time. I have been working on three posts simultaneously. One is on the global need for clean water, the other on poverty and the third post is on an inspiring character I came across from Malawi, who fights for the rights of women.

We can have aims and ideals. Yet, however much we hope to stick on to them, over time, they change. We need to have faith in this change and “that will make all the difference.”

To all those who feel a bit “down” and “sad”, I want you to know that everything happens for the good. One road is closed down on you, so that you could focus on another. To all those who have all doors open, remember, the road you choose could, invariably, define you. No matter what, the choice is always yours. The world is yours, because you are a part of it.

This is ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I hope, I sincerely hope that all of us will not have to face any regrets in life.

 

The Road Less Traveled

43 thoughts on “And That Has Made All The Difference

  1. What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.

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  2. Thanks so much for everything you write. I find it so inspiring and yours is probably my favourite blog! You are such a brilliant writer and I really admire what you bring to the blogosphere. I especially liked what you wrote “You may not be able to change the world. But I believe, that each one of us hold that capability (which I call a miracle) to change another’s perspective for the betterment of the world.” I think it is so true and also so easy to think that we can have no significant impact on the world, but I would like to say that you have made a big impact on me with your writing. I also love that poem and think the message it gives is so useful – you can make a positive impact on the world and on your life from simply making a choice that is different to the norm, and is different to what society expects of us. I also love writing poetry and find it a way to express my emotions and opinions. Thanks again and carry on doing what you do because it is so great! x

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  3. This is a marvellous post, Amra. I took the liberty of forwarding to an American friend who wants to start blogging, as an example of good blogging. Hope that’s OK. I’m also thinking of re-blogging to ~Burning Woman~ I deeply feel your honesty and desire to make a difference for the good in your world. Your selflessness and encouragement for others is highly commendable.

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  4. I’ve always heard about this poem but was too lazy to check it up. Now you’ve virtually forced me to! 😁 Hehehe. I can see why this poem’s a hit. You know, a modern analogy for the lines ‘Yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.’ would be Youtube and Pinterest. You know how clicking on one video/picture brings up a ten more that interests you and then you click and click and click until you’ve gotten from ‘How to apply makeup’ to ‘Why the T-Rex had tiny arms’. You get what I mean? Anyways, this post was good even though it wasn’t supposed to be a ‘proper’ one. Keep it going, girl!

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          1. WHAT??! Who, may I ask, am I speaking to? THIRD from the whole COUNTRY?? You just took away what pride I had for my O’ Levels. ←_←

            Okay, okay. Jealousy aside 😁, CONGRATULATIONS on your impressive score!! As the Muslims say, Mashaallah! 😄

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  5. Touching words. 🙂 I believe that we all change the world somehow, even if it’s just a little, little bit. 🙂
    That poem is one of my favourites, sometimes we are afraid to take a certain path because we wonder what we might loose. But we forget to think about in what we will gain! The most difficult path is usually the better, as it’s the road towards ourselves.
    Can’t wait to read more of you!

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  6. This is a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You always find a way to capture your reader, you make us feel something and most important you make us THINK.

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  7. I love this poem, learnt it in school as a young girl and never forgot it. I also really like your post, from the heart, warm. Thoughtful and positive minded. We need more of this in our lives, to help turn the tide in a better direction. Good for you.

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  8. I absolutely loved reading this… it’s very important for us as humans to always find a way out despite disappointments.. what you’ve written is somewhat similar to my interpretation of the daily prompt. You can check out mine if you want 🙂

    Looking forward to reading more of your work

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