Day #29 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge...You can read my other posts for the Challenge here :)
Today was an exceptionally chilled out day (yes yes even though that it is Monday). I woke up at around 8am. Didn't have to bother about breakfast, because I had baked a bread at home yesterday and planned to have it for breakfast this morning. Remember I had told you, I have found a good, professional baker who comes home and teaches me stuff, yeah the bread was a part of that. Yesterday, I had made Prawns curry for lunch, the leftover was still there in the fridge, so no botheration of making lunch too
After breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen, did some blog reading. Then submerged myself in a tub of nice, warm water for an hour.
By the time all this was done it was lunch time. Had lunch, finished another article for a site I contribute and then hit the bed. Blissfully slept till 6pm, woke up and my stomach started rumbling. After reading Dee's post on 'how to eat fruits' I was really tempted to have some strawberries soaked in chocolate, so satiated that part. Did some more blog reading and munched on few other online articles and then suddenly remembered OMG! today's post for the challenge!!
Today's sin is Sloth...looked it up and it says laziness, who better to understand that than me, especially given my lazy mood today. But Sloth is not all that a simple sin. I mean having a once in a while lazy day, where you don't wish to be heckled into doing anything, I think is fine. So then why exactly is this one of the deadly sin?
There is one another definition of Sloth, 'reluctance to work or make an effort'. I will explain this with few examples. I believe relationships don't just happen, they have to be developed. What happens is just the 'acquaintance' part of it. How this acquaintance further develops, how much strength it develops all depends on the efforts put in by the concerned. Marriages are a big example of this. People stop putting in the effort required to keep building this relationship. Infact some people may even ask, 'what is the need to build, something which already exists?' What exists is a wedding, and marriage is what you get out of the effort. But people consumed by the sin of Sloth, do not take the 'effort' step and the result is either an un-happy marriage or divorce.
Another example is that of a student. Full year no effort is put towards studying or acquiring some knowledge. Then suddenly during the exams, the palpitation starts. Acquiring notes from friends, late night studies, seeking help with leaked question papers, ideas to copy answer sheet, bribing gods with the best of items so on and so forth. This is the result of giving in to the sin of Sloth. No efforts put in, and then sudden realisation in the end. Yours truly has also been guilty of this sin. Two months back this blog almost died, because of my lack of effort to feed it. No I wasn't that busy that I could not write atleast once a week. I had my other contributions which kept me busy, but I could always make that effort and write atleast one post in a week. But no, I was consumed by Sloth and all that I kept feeling was 'Blue'. Reading had also taken a back seat. Then one day I came back and wrote something, as expected people had forgotten about SuKupedia . But I continued and 2 months later this challenge happened.
I took it up to shrug away the 'Blue Sloth'. Look at me now, I am doing all the other contributions and plus one post daily for the challenge and also other posts for contests and all. So I could do it, it was only a matter of putting in some effort.
Blue I have heard is also the color of poison, and Sloth is not less than a poison which slowly kills everything you have, if you do not get up and shake it off!!
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