Our school Annual Day was on April 11. I was suffering from severe asthma and fever. I was taking part in a few programmes and I couldn’t sleep the previous night. I woke up the next day and checked the clock — it was 7:00. I needed to be at the auditorium at 2:30 p.m. I visited the doctor, who prescribed some medicines for me. I somehow managed to get to the auditorium even though it was really tough. But I kept telling myself that I was okay.

After reaching the auditorium, I met my friends and having spent time with them, I realised that I didn’t feel uneasy anymore.

Medicines alone can never cure us. All we need is to feel relief and stay confident. Our body will respond to those factors that give us happiness.

The writer is in VII, Mogalrajpuram, Vijayawada