Nature is Giving You Another Chance

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Nature is Giving You Another Chance

Covid 19 has become a pandemic, there is so much being said, discussed and instructed. Many countries are on lockdown and others on total vigilance. Dos and Donts are being shared, some are acting responsibly; others are as callous as they can be. In this part of the world we are being extremely cautions, the happenings around the globe have affected every individual. Though we need to be logical and go with statistics; somewhere we also need to introspect, look for hope and optimism. Afterall that’s what we can also do and attract the right things; isn’t it? There’s no need for us to stop living, every generation has faced such adversities and we aren’t immune to it but what we learn from it makes all the difference. I have penned my thoughts in a poem, it may resonate with many of your thoughts.


Nature is Giving You Another Chance

The recent happenings be it the global warming

Or the outbreaks turning to pandemics

The banks closing, markets crashing

‘He’ is teaching us to value what we have

But we continue creating groups on

Political ideology, religion, caste, creed, wealth

Forgetting our core of being –humans


This decade has seen so much devastation

In all its ferocity

But we cease to learn the lessons

We fight each of them calling it our victory over odds

Naming it the fighting spirit!

Spirit my foot, people don’t have the choice!


The greed has surpassed every limit

Nature is getting stronger too

Giving us hints after hints

But we are only working on one up-manship!


Every ‘happening’ is an insight for us

Nature in its true form is free spirited, powerful

It waits for none- no man, no time, no tide!

Lesson to take – You are only a minuscule in the universe

Insignificant, just a particle

Why carry the load of your greed, your ego?


Living for the ‘Image’ and not holistically

Each has created a social persona

That may or may not be the real you!

How long can you be someone you are not?

Be you and be proud of you!


Wealth that you created by sacrifices

Gets locked with no access to you

Or it’s gone with the wind!

Time is wealth, share it – building relations

With your family, the loved ones!


Unrest created with ulterior motives

You are being used only as a pawn

You fight another fellow being and

Let these self centered politicians win

Use logic don’t go by what you are sold

All are equal, diversity is the key

Nature is distinctive and everything it has is unique

Who are we to create separations?


When people are quarantined

It’s time for them to spend time with themselves

Ponder deep inside, knowing self and others around

Find out what matters to you and what not

Ask questions, delve into their answers


Work from Home gives time for you

To see yourself in multitudes of roles

You are playing all of them at the same time

Be with your children waning them off gadgets

Spend time with them and not calling it ‘quality’

Something we named our guilt!


There are disruptions

But something we can be Grateful for

The lessons it has left behind

Take care of self, your body is your temple

Value your relations they are your true wealth

Find time for dear ones

Fulfill your needs, don’t feed your greed

Respect all fellow beings

Let the world be a sanctum for ‘Universal Brotherhood’


Something to ponder about; Make use of this ‘chance’

As you may not get another!

How long can we test it’s patience

Nature has behaved mother to us all

And mother gives up too; this is our wake up call.


~Laxmi Todiwan

PS Pictures are taken from Google with due credits!

Dr. Laxmi Todiwan
Dr. Laxmi Todiwan
Founder Indian Women in Hospitality. She is a Professor, Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker and a Blogger. A multiple award winning hospitality professional with a career spanning over two decades; people engagement, training and development are close to her heart. She writes for hospitality journals, online platforms and columns in the local newspapers. Married to a Master Mariner she loves to write on the maritime industry as well as the lives and relationships of the fraternity. She expresses her thoughts on her blog and website,

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