01/04/2015

A for Anchor

She stared out the window. From behind the curtain. The view of the lake that she had always loved, was gloomy today. The water looked pale and dark. She felt cold, and had both her hands on the teacup. But the tea inside had already turned cold. She still took a sip.

As the door bell rang, she froze. She felt the tea getting stuck in her throat. The fear overwhelmed her. Her hearth started banging like crazy, she started to sweat and grasped anxiously her one shivering hand with the other. Was it him? It had to be him? Who else could it be? Should she call the police again? She was stuck like stone cold statue in the chair, unable to move.

Then she noticed her cell phone, buzzing impatiently - and a great sigh of relief escaped her. It was not him. It was her. Her best friend. Her anchor. That's what she called her -You are my anchor person in life you know. - I know. She smiled.

Through the drama, fear, stress and sadness. Through the endless days when she thought she could not bear it anymore. Through thick and thin. An anchor in her life. A friend to give her hope when she thought there were none, laughter when she wanted to cry, encouragement when she felt only pain. An anchor, the one who kept her from drifting off. An anchor to whisper that this storm too shall pass. An anchor for hope.

And she smiled, happy for having such friends in her life.



Do you have an anchor in your life? Do share.   


1-30 April 2015 I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge.My theme for the challenge is Happiness. I hope you will enjoy coming along. 

33 comments:

  1. Very true, we all need someone who will be our rock. My family is my biggest support system. They are the true anchors in my life.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  2. Great start. My theme is A to Z Finding Inspiration and Creativity. I find my anchor is Christ. :)

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    1. Thanks Mary. Happy to see you here:-)

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  3. an anchor in life is so needed... and thank god i have a few i can count on.. :)

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    1. True Pratikshya. Thanks for visiting:-)

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  4. Oh yes, we all need such anchors in our life. Life is so beautiful, comforting and enriching with their presence in our lives! Simply love this pic of yours, Eli! :)
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015
    Cheers :)

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    1. Happy you like it Shilpa- and always so happy to see you here:-) Thanks

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  5. True.. an anchor, a best friend who know us in all our good and bad avatars.. is more than an anchor for life.

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    1. Thanks. Happy you dropped by:-)

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  6. Friends are the best and they are the family you make for yourself :)

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  7. My family has always been my anchor :) it's wonderful to have one such person in life

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    1. True Raj:-) Thanks for visiting, dear:-)

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  8. Beautiful post, Eli. I am lucky to have family and friends I can count on, my soul sister is my anchor.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha, so happy to see you here. Hugs:-)

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  9. Love it! I have a couple of friends and my sister who are my anchor.

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    1. Hey, happy you enjoyed, Thank you:-)

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  10. What a great post! I think my mama is my anchor... I go to her for everything!

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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  11. We all need an anchor to support us in tough times! I have quite a few but the most trusted one is my dear diary :)

    A Stranger In The Mirror

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    1. So true Swathi:-) Happy to see you here, and thanks for sharing:-)

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  12. Amazing post to kick start A to Z! I guess my Mom is my support system! :)

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    1. Thanks dear:-) You have a great anchor:-)

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  13. Indeed Friends are important and they help us in keeping sane! :)

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    1. True:-) Happy you are visiting:-)

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  14. Lovely one, Eli. I am lucky to have a few of them in my life - my family and my circle of friends, 1 of whom I have known since we were 3 years old. :)

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  15. Nice story, Eli and yes, we all need an anchor from time to time. My husband fits that bill, along with a couple of close friends.

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    1. Thanks Debbie and thanks for sharing:-)

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  16. I have a few close family members like that, my anchors. We all need such anchors in our lives. Great start, Eli!

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    1. Thanks dear Beloo, so happy to see you here. Hugs

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  17. That was a nice twist. I really thought it was going to . I too have some good friends who work hard to keep my sane ;)

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