Everyone atleast at some point in life should think about this question "who will cry when I die?" When a person dies, all the people who loved him/her cry for them. It could include parents, children, significant others, friends and other relatives. While this is the common norm for most people. Some people die a pathetic death where not a single soul bothers. For some others' deaths the whole world cries. Who cries when you die determines a lot about the kind of life you have lived while you were alive. I was watching this movie called the Ghosts of the Girlfriends' past, where Matthew McConaughey is shown by a ghost of future how on his funeral not a single soul would show up. Similarly, in Christmas Carol, the ghost of future shows Scrooge that how most people are totally indifferent about his death. Death is inevitable and once we die, we might not really know who is celebrating it and who is crying over it. But someday when our life flashes before our eyes, it may or may not be worth watching. It is completely upto us to make it worth watching. It is not possible for everyone of us to become a saint, but we could atleast try to live a life where we have made a difference to atleast one person's life, where we brought happiness in atleast one person's life. I do agree that mostly when people die, it is really a resistance to the change that makes people cry, the change being the fact that the person who died will no more be a part of their lives. Live a life which is fulfilling for you in the first place but at the sametime, even if you cant make everyone happy, atleast don't ruin anyone's life while you are alive. Think about Mother Teresa, the day she died, along with the whole world, even the clouds cried and it rained. The whole idea here is that, live a meaningful life and you don't have to back in your life to start all over again, you can start making a difference starting this next moment.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is my very first post this year. I would like to wish a happy New Year to everyone who takes the pain to read my scribblings here. I want to begin this new year with a letter to God. Of course this is not the most personal letter I would write to God. But still, I do want to attempt this, just for a personal satisfaction.
I have been wanting to write a letter to you for a long time now. The last time I wrote to you was several months ago. So much has happened in my life over the last few years. I know life is full of changes, but I probably never paid much attention to these changes as long as I was in Delhi in my school. But ever since, I left home for further studies, I should say, I have been working hard to cope up with the different changes that life has been bestowing upon me. However, I am thankful to you god, for one thing, despite all odds, difficulties, you have always been there for me to steer me out of several vicious circles. Though it is fair enough to say, that you are the director and I am just a mere actor. I want to thank you god for giving me really caring parents who I look upon as you on the earth. There might be times, when I might have hurt them or might not have listened to what they have told me, but I do respect them and love them. I also want to thank you god for giving me a really understanding and caring brother, who I can always lean on at anytime in life. I want to thank you god for every friend of mine, but it would be unfair, if I dont mention my bff here for all the support, care and affection. I want to thank you god for every person who has touched my life in someway or the other. I know I have not been the best human being the world has seen so far, but at the same time, I never ever intended to hurt anyone or make anyone sad. I have not loved every human being I know at all times, but atleast I have been training myself to not hate anyone. A lot of people have left my life, I have left the lives of several people, but to you god, I want to confess, I have never done that to hurt or wreak vengeance. A smartass that I try to be :P, remaining confessions will be done more personally :). But now that I did make a confession, I beg your pardon and forgiveness god. Please forgive me for every sin I have committed knowingly or unknowingly, of course, more than anyone else you know my intentions are never to hurt or upset anyone. On behalf of every being that might have been hurt or affected because of me in anyway, god you please forgive me. That said, like every new year, this year, apart from some new resolutions, I want to make my usual annual resolution, that of becoming a better human being who would be nice to everyone around her and try not to hurt anyone even unintentionally, even if that would mean breaking my own heart. For this resolution god, I ask for strength both mental and emotional. May peace, health and happiness increase in everybody's life. Thank you god for everything and sorry god for every mistake of mine.