I asked one of my friends who has crossed 70 & is heading to 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following very interesting lines, which I would like to share with you ….
- After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.
- I just realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
- I now stopped bargaining with vegetables & fruits vendors. A few pennies more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
- I pay my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than me.
- I stopped telling the elderly that they’ve already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive the past.
- I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
- I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say “Thank You”.
- I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.
- I walk away from people who don’t value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
- I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
- I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
- I have learned that it’s better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships I will never be alone.
- I have learned to live each day as if it’s the last. After all, it might be the last.
- I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!
I stole this, I don’t know who to credit it to, but thank you!