How Turning Mute Made Me Better Not Bitter #Lesson 18 Like 1 Twitter Iman Refaat Follow Oct. 3, 2016, 6:45 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 516 Like us on facebook When I was diagnosed with acute inflammation in my vocal cords I was ordered to remain mute for three weeks and not to mutter a single word. These three weeks happened to take place in a certain timing that I failed to understand for years. My youngest sister, who is my best friend too, was getting married. Her Henna party was scheduled few days after losing my voice. I celebrated her Henna and her wedding voiceless. During her honeymoon she called to check on me while I just heard her voice unable to reply. To be honest I was in rage. I pretended to be fine. I danced on her Henna and I laughed on her wedding party and from the inside I was so angry. Why? And why now? Why me and why do I deserve this? Years passed and those feelings of anger, rage and rejection for the timing remained at the back of my mind. Though I had learned many lessons from this experience, yet the matter of timing always puzzled me. Listening to one of Robin Sharma's mastery sessions I unfolded the mystery of my riddle. He explained how our brains are wired to negativity and how we constantly feed our brains with negative thoughts. I comprehended that it was me and my thoughts the main problem behind my rage. I realised that life goes on no matter what. That I had limitless blessings when I lost my voice, yet I failed to see any and just focused on what I had lost. And that's one of the most valuable lessons I learned; instead of crying over what I lost, I better celebrate what I have and remember that this is life, nothing will last forever and no one will live forever. I learned to be happy no matter what I miss because my blessings will always be greater. Read the intro to this series of articles at: https://imanrefaat.com/2016/08/16/how-turning-mute-made-me-better-not-bitter/ Published by Iman Refaat Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?