The sweltering heat of summer was unbearable. I went to my favorite haunt. It was a small cove surrounded by coconut trees. The water was pale blue and crystal clear. I sat on a rock and as I lowered my feet into the water I noticed my reflection. My face looked sad and depressed. This is how I’ve always looked. Well not always but for the past few months. All I did was contemplated life choices and regret over it. Today was no different. Suddenly someone or something pushed me into the water. I was sitting in the shallow end but still, I fell deeper and deeper until the water turned navy blue. It felt kind of like Alice in Wonderland and surprisingly I could breathe. I was deep down in the ocean and I noticed the beautiful marines creatures swimming gracefully beside me. I felt a state of peace and tranquility. All of a sudden there was this voice, it said
“Everything happens for a reason. Regardless of what you say everything that has ever happened and what is going to happen are all “for” you not “to” you. It might not make sense now but someday some time all the pieces will fit perfectly. The past is in the past. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, it’s over. So there is no point sulking and overthinking about it. You get one life, so look around and appreciate what you see and thank your past because that made you a stronger person.”
I didn’t see anyone and I didn’t know whether what was happening was real or just my imagination. I realized my mistake, the moment I realized my mistake I woke up on the shore. I looked around confused and walked to the water. The water was glistening in the sunlight. I felt a wave of happiness hit me and I started smiling. At that point, I didn’t care if it was real I learned my mistake and my life transformed for the better.