Those satisfying moments

“ Sometimes Time is a tyrant that robs us of our best moments. So many things need to be done urgently.”

As I was reading these lines , the truth of it came to mind and also the thought that those moments are lost forever. Those moments may just be quiet peaceful moments or doing something which we want to, and gives us great satisfaction. There is this place by the hill side, where we love to sit and look out to the sea, in the distance, the river flowing towards the sea and watch the sunset. There were open spaces long back, but unfortunately they have been filled with buildings. Thankfully there are other open places. We never tire of those moments.

When I think of satisfying moments I think of my father. My parents go to his elder brother’s home in Mumbai every year . My father worked in The Indian Railways for about forty years and loves trains. In Mumbai, he loves to go by the local train to Victoria Terminus . He spends time in that part looking at all the beautiful buildings then walks to Churchgate station and takes the train back. This is almost like pilgrimage to him, he loves this experience. He is now 83 and my mother was anxious about his going alone this year. He loves to go by himself, taking his own time and enjoying every minute. But, he had his way, thoroughly enjoyed himself. My mother told me he looked years younger on returning home.

I think we should never feel that we are too old to do what we want to do. We know our limitations and will naturally take care of ourselves. I had read somewhere that if we feel we are too old to do something then we should do it at the earliest. Such moments are meant to be grabbed and enjoyed. Age is after all just a number. And it all depends on us.

“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.”      ― Steve Maraboli

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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