August 21, 2012

Days without regrets

N. b. Think about what would you change if you could have done one thing differently in life?

When I was a kid I always set my goals higher than the safe border line. As a kid above the average ones but not the class toppers; I was given a doubtful look by my teahcers, parents, friends, family. I knew I could. Every report card said "Can do better"  and know what, I never did because I did not want to. I would leave my final examination as soon as I got sure I would pass in it. I was one of the students who wopuld sleep till 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. exam. Every semester I would have low attendance but in all I did good; or better than I expected. Some may say I intentionally set my expectations low; I didn't. I just had other higher priorities.
I knew when to strike and when to not worry. I always dreamed about a job I would love. I have one. I wanted a car I could ride; I got one. I wanted an apartment of my own - never knew I would not clean it. I wanted to support every wish, every need of my own, myself - now when I can, I won't. I always enjoyed cooking - never knew time would worry me and I wouldn't eat. I did better. Did I?

But then I know I have the most amazing parents, the best of friends any one could have, people to care and love for, places to go to, resume to strengthen, wishes to fulfill and dreams to look forward to. I know I have everything. And as they say,
“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
I guess I would not have any regrets. I expressed myself every time I wanted to, i stood by what I believed as long as I could, I preach what I know I can teach and yes, I have managed to be happy all this while. I guess I have always tried to be positive. I never looked at my phone and said, I wish it was a better one. I was always thankful of what I have. In life always remember:
- Breathe.
- Dance, Sing, Write, Read or Travel.
- Being alone at times is a bliss. Think.
- Be thankful for what you have.
Believe in something, someone - may be a God. (Remember, God is man's greatest creation)
- Don't keep false hopes, promises or wishes to yourself.
- Spend less than you can earn. Save a bit.
- Don't stop moving. work hard.
- Have a wish list. Put every wish; stupid or not; in there.
- Enjoy the life you have. What was in past won't let you live your present and will definitely affect your future.
- Love your country. Believe in your ethics. And respect anything that is not yours.
- Be honest! (at least to yourself.)

(And the list shall continue...)


P.S. Today, I proudly say, I always waited to see this day where I could complain about my job, hate driving my car, not clean my apartment, not pamper myself even when I can, never cook or eat what I cook and still manage to keep a smile without any regrets ;)

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