Friday, 31 May 2013

Warning!!!



16 hours a day...
7 days in a week...
He worked!!!

He worked day and night. He was proud when he said, “On an average I sleep for 5 to 6 hours a week”. She looked at him amazed. That was their first meeting.

As the conversation progressed, they came to know that both of them are of same age. Yet he looked older. His eyes were tired and hairline was receding.  He had a bulging belly and was obese.

He said, “It’s ok. I will retire early. May be at 45. I will be rich enough by then to travel and spend time with family”

She tried to hide the pity from her eyes that she was feeling towards him. They were colleagues. And the new project required them to work together.

She wondered how someone can ignore the physical symptoms of work overload. She didn’t understand why money comes first always. Why is it a priority? Is it more important than health and loved ones, she didn’t think so.

Life is about the present... This moment... Present is nature’s present...
It is about feeling young at heart and maintaining healthy practices...
It is all about feeling good and in the process, making others feel good as well...

Life...
A bucket which needs to be filled with verdant memories... 
The bucket is not meant to be filled with money.

If there is no one for whom we can spend hours choosing the best gift, then, what is the point in earning so much money? If we there is no one with eyes twinkling with love, what is the point in living?

Planning is imperative... But no plans should postpomned life and the fun associated with it.

She sighed. He was rich and he was professionally successful. But he was a failure personally. If there is no one to hold hands when you are in deathbed, what is the meaning of life that was lived?

She saw all the warning symptoms. His attitude impacted her vision. She went back home and hugged her parents. She logged into her laptop and had a long video call with her brother.

She applied for 15days leave. Then she booked tickets for herself and her parents for spending some time at her brother’s place. He had been urging them to visit Mumbai since he joined there for job. It is three years now. But she was busy with work and was unable to take a long leave.

That night, she hit the bed with smile. After all, she noticed all the warnings. Life is about togetherness and happiness. It is about staying connected and feeling loved.

As she closed her eyes for sleep, her mind was enlisting the items that she needs to shop. She had never been to Mumbai before... And Bangalore has been her home since birth...

Dresses... She has never had one...
And a nice shoes...

And...

She dozed off!

The moral of the story is live life King size...
If not now, never!

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