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Recently, I got an email from one of my friends and it really touched me. This post is going to be a question for all of us out here busy to make our marks in our own way without realizing how we might be affecting others life. I hope you will like the story as much as I did.

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: ‘Mummy, may I ask you a question?’

MUM: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the woman.

SON: ‘Mummy, how much do you make an hour?’

MUM: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the woman said angrily.

SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

MUM: ‘If you must know, I make  $20 an hour.’

SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down..

SON: “Mummy, may I please borrow $5?”

The mother was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities. ‘

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door…

The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $5 and he really didn’t ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

‘Are you asleep, son?’ She asked.
‘No Mummy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the woman. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $5 you asked for.’

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you Mummy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the mother grumbled.

‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

‘Mummy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow.
I would like to have dinner with you.’

The mother was crushed. She put her arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

In short, It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $20 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

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My Life Rated


This Is My Life, Rated
Life: 4.9
Mind: 5.9
Body: 4.9
Spirit: 5.4
Friends/Family: 2.9
Love: 2.1
Finance: 7.7
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

I have no clue about this result because even I am confused.

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15 December 2007 was a very special day for me. I was in USA last year at this time. I remember that it was Saturday. I started from Bangalore on 15 December, 2007 Saturday morning to reach San Francisco on the same day evening Pacific time. It was my first overseas travel and that also to a dream destination, where I always wanted to be.

Those 2.5 months of stay changed my whole perspective of life. Earlier, I wanted to be in India but that visit changed me to go back there. It did not happen till I was there. But the moment I came back to India, I knew what I was missing. Its not only the vibrant nature and beauty but also the energy and power. My struggle became tougher once I came back. I was filled with higher aspirations, much bigger dreams and higher courage to reach those heights. I can say that I was fortunate enough to have visited California on my first overseas travel. The whole state was amazing. One could easily feel the vibrancy of entrepreneurship and risk-taking nature of people around. There was something different there where I guess nowhere can be found. People are always bubbling with so much energy and passion for fulfilling their dreams.

15 December, 2008 and I am in India and struggling but with a hope that one day I will be in such an environment where I can make all my dreams come true. I never remembered this difference and I happened to talk to one of my colleague who went to USA with me on the same day. Fortunately or unfortunately, he mentioned the date to me and the mention was enough to put me back into frustration again.

I just hope 15 December, 2009 won’t be the same at all.

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Well, after beating the horrible traffic today to travel 7km from office back to the home in 1.5 hrs, I somehow thought of completing this post as planned earlier. Never before such a thing happened to me. I usually dream a lot but I must confess I am mostly a day dreamer, who believes in flying against the wind always. I always fall but never learn rather get up to take the same old thing bang again.

But the dream that I am going to talk about is not an ordinary dream. I usually don’t see such dreams. For the first time, I saw a girl in my dreams. I can describe her completely but she was one of the most beautiful, smart and intelligent girls that I would have ever met. The importance of a girl in my dream gains its importance as the dream unfolds as she turns to be my genuine love. I felt her in my arms, in my soul and in my life and she always seem to have reciprocated me with same enthusiasm and passion. It was just perfect and I would have ever imagined. The relationship does sail through the happy times and then goes through a roller coaster of convincing parents of both sides. Eventually, I could not see the ending but I do expect now to have a good and happy ending.

Life has always been a tough challenge for me but I am not at all willing to give up. But this one thing I don’t want to complicate at all. I would be dishonest if I don’t confess that parents do want me to get married now; in fact if I say yes then it could be right now. But honestly, I don’t like arranged marriages at all, thus, making me a strong supporter of love marriages. So, let’s hope for the latter but at least not now as I am not at ll ready and prepared for it.

But the real point is why that dream came now when it did not come before? Why such a dream where the beauty of a relationship is so strong that one cannot deny at all and must go on to accept it eventually? I really hope that the timing is definitely wrong for the dream but I would definitely love to be in such a relationship but when: I don’t know but not at least now. Usually my dreams always get thrashed but this one too…

I do believe in one time true love though I cannot deny being in so-called casual relationships a lot of times in my life. But for this one I will wait and I am sure I will get it too at a right time.

In the words of William Shakespeare,

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
What is it else?
A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.

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