A plane made by my Grandpa from bamboo. One day during his last days, he asked whether there’s something left to do from his promises to me. “Yes Grandpa. That airplane you promised to make for my Science fair.” In a day, when he felt a bit relieved, he made that plane and taught me the concepts behind it. And after three days he left us. It was his last battle, a proof for his endurance against all odds. That’s the best gift someone ever gave me. He gave his last few hours entirely to me. He gave me some of his time and left. – Ashwin Manalil Koshy. (Memories shared by a Friend)
Materialistic things don’t bring you happiness all the time. If we look at the moments when we were happy, mostly it will be for those tiny tot things in life, which we have always taken for granted. For me also, it’s time. Time others gave me from their life. Time they spend with me. Time they kept aside just for me, and allowed to make some beautiful memories. Our time is precious. So when we set them aside to be with someone, then they are important to us in one way or the other.
And I am grateful to all the people in my life till date, who gave even a second of their time to me. But doing that, they gave me a part of their life and for me that’s the biggest gift one could bestow upon me.
To my family, who gave up all the time of their life for me. To a friend who let me spend some beautiful time with him before he left, so when I miss him today, I actually feel happy that I got at least some moments to make memories with him. Another one, who lovingly wastes his time for me even when he’s buried with work, when I’m bored. Or the one who tolerates my non-stop WhatsApp messages. My brother, who willingly hears all my insanities. My cousin, who patiently answers all my illogical questions about life. My blogger friends who gives up their time to read my space. I am grateful to all of them. All those I have met till date... Thanks to all the wonderful people. Thank you for making me part of your life.
When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. - ― Rick Warren