Life is hard and difficult,
It is harsh and challenging.
But we shouldn’t complain about the hardships,
We shouldn’t think about the harshness.

We don’t have to think too hard about life,
As we know who we are,
Why we are here,
And what we are here for.

We just have to move with the flow,
Keeping the lights burning and engine running,
Nothing more,
Nothing less.


  1. Bindu said,

    September 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    It’s true that we shouldn’t think too hard about life, but do we really know who we are and why we are here?
    Loved the picture of that candle, it’s dark and bright at the same time, not to forget the tinge of red – just like life 🙂

  2. Paresh said,

    September 19, 2012 at 12:06 am

    The crux of life… Short but not so sweet. Let the Jesus and the Buddhas dwell into the higher purpose. We are here to do our time. So, live & let live. And, be Happy 🙂

    Glad to see you back and that too with a Bang 🙂

  3. Tme said,

    September 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I would like to add a word extremely before hard and difficult.Hope you are keeping fine. It is good to see the smiley faces from bindu & paresh. I too enjoy your posts as always. Thanks,

  4. Vandana said,

    September 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Captivating lines as always…you handle words with such care and sensitivity.
    ” We don’t have to think too hard about life” – I totally agree. Most, in fact, overthink; worrying so much about the future or dwelling so much in the past that the present just passes by without being appreciated.
    “nothing more, nothing less” – Absolutely!

    ” Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

  5. Jane said,

    September 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Hi Alexis,
    Always good to see you back with something new….
    trust all izzzzz well 🙂

    Would love to share something I read…….
    “Life is like a FLUTE..
    It may have many holes
    and emptiness inside..
    But if we learn to work on it carefully,
    it can weave magical melodies
    making it as our gateway
    to success and happiness..”

    Mistakes happen to everyone.
    No matter what we look like, who we are, what we do for a living, we’ve made mistakes. We all have and we literally cringe when we look back on some of our mistakes
    But you know what? It doesn’t do any good to focus on them. Take what you can from them, learn from them, and then move the heck on……
    Life is short and so uncertain so be happy with the present, keep smiling and count every blessing!!!! 🙂

  6. sujatha said,

    September 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    very true…
    reminded me of these few lines, which i think is credited to George ASAF(henry Powell). whenever i felt homesick or depressed in the hostel,a senior of mine would remind me of these lines

    What’s the use of worrying
    It never was worth while
    So, pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
    And smile, smile, smile.

    …and yes…i smile thru the troubles now…believing that this too shall pass 🙂

  7. Sheeba said,

    September 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    ‘But we shouldn’t complain about the hardships,
    We shouldn’t think about the harshness’

    First line.. ok.. I can do it. 🙂 I think I am an expert in hiding all the worries behind a smile 🙂 …But, the second line ! hmmmm 🙁 … It is not an easy job for me, especially when alone.. I believe, the Almighty wont leave us to be helpless for ever. A messenger from HIM told me to change my attitude n concentrate in writing ..and it worked ! How can I express my love n gratitude him !

    Thanks Alex, for the beautiful poem and wonderful message 🙂

  8. Roji George said,

    September 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I disagree….

    ” As we know who we are,
    Why we are here,
    And what we are here for.”

    If we all really knew this.. world would have been a better place…..

  9. Alexis Leon said,

    September 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Bindu: I was not talking about the philosophical discussion about the meaning of life. The ‘Who am I?’; ‘Every person is trying to find the answer to the question who he or she is and what his/her purpose in life is. It is a never ending quest, a quest that each person will continue till the end of his life but will never get an answer, etc.’ Each person knows what he is, what he is good at, what his limitations are, and what he can do, etc. If each of us can do what we could do, it would make the world a better place to live, and for doing that we don’t have to take any extra effort, there are a lot of good deeds that we can do as we go along. Sorry that it came out differently 🙁

    Paresh: Thanks buddy. I couldn’t have explained it better 😉

    Thulsy: Thanks TME.

    Vandana: Thanks Vandana and thank you for the quote.

    Jane: Thank you Jane. Liked the poem.

    Sujatha: Thanks and I am glad that you have a very positive attitude. And loved the lines.

    Sheeba: Thank you Sheeba. I know you are doing both and doing a good job at it 🙂

    Roji: Hi Roji, long time no see. Knowing something and doing something is different. People who do the wrong things know that what they are doing is not right; but still they do it. If everyone (if I borrow Paresh’s words) live and let others live the word would have been a better place…

  10. Bindu said,

    September 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Oops! Must have been the mood that I was in when I read this. How we perceive what we read also depends on who we are and where we are sometimes, I guess 🙂

  11. Alexis Leon said,

    September 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Bindu: 🙂