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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I lead....a good life.

Last few days i have been very busy .....and i cribbed abt it a lot and then i paused and thought what exactly am i complaining about? That everyday i go out to shop for an appropriate dress for a coming wedding and i cant find any...is that a reason to get stressed about...i must be a very ungreatful person to do that and i sobered up and then lo! i read this article which reconfirms that in reality when we dont have real reasons to feel stressed about we end up inventing them.

Thank you God for a great life and family.







‘I REALISE THE FREEDOM I ENJOY’

...says author Chetan Bhagat


At a recent lunch discussion with friends, we discussed who is the luckiest person on earth. Of course, names of the richest people and the big Hollywood stars and their good life were tossed around and it made for cheerful banter. However, when I came home, I thought about it — I think the luckiest person in the world is me. I was born in ordinary circumstances, am only 35 and have kind of have seen it all. Right fromgood colleges, high profile jobs and now, an ability to live my passion and a bit of fame with it.


I have a wonderful family, a wife among the smartest women in the country, twin boys and I don’t have to work in an office anymore. Yes, in a city like Mumbai, there are a lot of people richer, more beautiful, more successful and more famous than me. They have their imported cars and sea facing homes. But I work from home, drop and pick up my kids from school and can write whenever, wherever and whatever I want.


This flexibility, or the ability to use my time the way I want to — is the biggest perk I have and is my good life. The other day I was walking by CST station and felt like taking a trip out. I went to the counter and on a whim bought a ticket for the Intercity Express to Pune and took a day trip. As the train passed Khandala, I stood at the door. As the breeze swept across my face, I realised the freedom I had and told myself — life is good.

5 comments:

smita said...

That's so true...i often tell this to few of my friends & cousins, who keep cribbing/complaining/whining about something new everyday....let's be grateful to HIM for this comfortable & cushioned life.
Whenever it rains heavily...my husband's boss, who's a very noble & a gentle soul, never forgets to say a silent prayer,thanking God for the shelter, he has given him in the form of a house & a car!!

nidhi said...

I need to read this write up every sigle day of my life. thanx pal, for documenting it.

Bhavi said...

Pal i read this write up of Chetan Bhagat and was like wow wat a sense of pride he has.I loved each and every word of his article.Thx for posting it and making it easy for us to read it any time.If this attitude is accepted by many then v all vill have less problems.i also believe i m lucky........

Madhusmita said...

Ditto, nidhi...

Neha Mahajan said...

Life is good! I just realised it... after reading this.. Thnx Pal