I was warming up an Indian sweet today called a ‘peda’ or spelled that way at least, it’s pronounced more like ‘Perrah.’ They look like the following below, I don’t know how to make them, yet, but I do know how to eat them. They taste really good when they are soft and coupled with a bunch of sugar, they are a perfect treat…meal, snack…. lunch… 🙂
I decided to warm one up because it was a bit too hard so I placed it in the microwave and as it came out, I noticed it didn’t look different at all, there was no steam, no broken parts, just a normal little sweet on its way out from being toasted. Although you couldn’t tell at first glance, the outside was still hard, but the inside was gooey and melted when it started to break, you started to see just how broken it was inside. It reminded me a lot of people we come across everyday and when we go through tough things, no one actually knows how soft and warm the inside is – on the verge of broken pieces- because when the outside looks ‘put together’ and hard, or tough we assume that is the way the inside must be.
But this is far from the truth, we don’t know how broken someone can be just because of the things we see, for they can deceive.
Always be kind, you have no idea what someone is going through, what is on the outside often times does not reflect someone’s life, what they’ve been through or what they are currently facing. We don’t know the battles people endure, but everyone is fighting a battle that is their own, do your best to be kind.