I’ll call you tomorrow. Let’s catch up next week. How many times have we spoken or heard these lines? Well, nothing wrong there, but there are a few things that keep on getting delayed for various reasons. Sometimes, though, we wish, they were done much earlier and sometimes they remain unfulfilled.
Like most people I also take things, places and even people for granted. I always assume that they will be there for me. If not today, I have tomorrow to take a chance. Many times I have not responded to calls from loved ones, especially when I am in a meeting. I always think I will call them later … but that later never comes. Why is it that we have such a casual approach towards our loved ones or even towards the things we love to do.
‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ The prompt for this post was, imagine ‘Today Is Your Last Day On Earth’. What would you do with it? Will you have a list of things that you want to accomplish or would sit somewhere and recall several things?
My mind started racing with ideas of what I would do if it was my last day, would I recall the past, or fulfil my unfinished business. Lots of ideas were playing in my mind and I realised that I wanted to do both. I sat in the balcony with a hot cup of coffee and thought about all the moments and things I treasured in the past. Also, the other part of me said that I must accomplish what I wanted to do.
I came up with a list and this is what it looks like:
Call my parents: They are the essence of my life. They are the ones who gave me the beautiful gift by bringing me into this world. I can’t seem to thank them enough. They have been my pillars of strength from the very beginning. From my first smile to my first walk and to my first day at school, college and job they have always applauded and boosted me. A big part of me is them and I owe them big time for this.
“One of the greatest titles in the world is a parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint
Catch up with friends: Apart from the family, friends also become family. There are several moments which you share with them while growing up. I would like to recall all those moments and live in that moment. In growing up and becoming busy (as we all feel we are), I have lost out on a lot of friends as well. Would love to relive the lovely moments one last time with them. Have the fun which we had in school and college.
“Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you” – Misty Copeland