The best feeling in the world is seeing someone smile because of you. It is when someone feels excited because you gave them joy. Spreading cheer isn’t that difficult. I have had a different kind of upbringing. I have got parents who do the task of spreading cheer even more efficiently than me. Even cousins, I realized much later, have always been way more caring than I could comprehend.
There was a time I was fighting a bad ailment (quite devastatingly bad). I never knew, but I needed motivation to get out of it. What he did was quite interesting. He challenged me for a match of my favorite sport. He knew I would never accept defeat for the game I think I am best in. At that time, I could not play, but as I accepted the challenge, I got a whole new kind of driving force. Eventually, as I recovered in a few days, and hit my best shot, someone should have seen the girl beaming with joy. I jumped with ecstasy.
So, today I am going to talk about head fakes as a way of caring. The sports lovers definitely know about the strategy, but for others, a head fake is an act of moving the head in such a way as to deceive an opponent as to one’s intended direction or move. This is possible in life too. A mentor might give a hard time to his apprentice and at that point the disciple might feel a kind of resistance, but that harsh treatment is actually just a head fake. This is revealed as the student starts observing the results of that hard time spent practising.
Parents might use head fakes to teach their kids some valuable lessons. Even friends can do that for each other, trying to push their comrades ahead. And our favorite Mr God does that all the time. He keeps putting us in challenging situations all the time, just to teach us how far we are ready to go for our goals.
Just as Randy Pausch put it- “Brick walls are there for a reason. They aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
Stay smiling.. 🙂