Life is full of surprises
In life, there are many surprises that can be good or bad, at times you can secretly wish for something good to happen that is out of the ordinary. The real surprise comes when your wish comes true. I have never imagined that something like this could one day happen to me, this surprise made me stop and reflect back on my life and what it meant to be alive. You cannot imagine that something simple as being lost in the forest for some minutes would have made me look at life from a different perspective.
If you do not think so, then this was the surprise of my life. Throughout my childhood, I loved playing outdoors, especially in the wild. My families were adventurous people we could go out for long walks in the nearby forest. I never thought of what could happen if we did not find our way back. For me, walking in the forest was a great experience because I had the opportunity to breathe fresh air and see the green vegetation that made the forest the most beautiful place. As we grew up, my brother and I continued with the usual evening walks along the same path.
One day it happened that we decided to take a different path from the main trail, before we all knew the path disappeared and we could not tell where we were coming from, everything around me seemed different. The trees were taller as the birds chirped in a different tone. We all felt uncomfortable for a while, but luckily my brother always carried a map along with him on every trip. While my brother was worried, I felt at ease because the atmosphere was calm. I preferred spending more time in the forest than being in a hurry to go back to the busy life of the city. My brother kept calm and controlled, and took the map and started tracing the forest path. We walked through the thick woods to find the main road, but all was in vain.
As the night feel we became tired because we had walked for several miles looking for the main path. When we were about to give up, we saw some dim light from a distance, to our surprise there was a small cabin in the middle of the forest. My brother and I had a mixed feeling about seeking for help, but we did not have a choice but to approach the house to avoid freezing out in the cold weather. As we approached the cabin, the dog started backing, and an old man came out of the house in time to save us from the backing dog that was not friendly to us.
He welcomed us into the house and allowed us to stay overnight before we could start our journey the next day, this experience made me think about my life; I kept on wondering what could have happened to us if we did not find the cabin. The old man made me realize that in life when you are about to give up something unexpected comes along. For a moment, I thought that we were all going to freeze to death in the forest. It is incredible how a simple evening walk can made me realize how life can change suddenly. By not able to find our way back to where we came from made me appreciate the little things in life. Looking back on the day, I realize that it was fate. Surprises like makes me appreciate people.
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