Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thankful Day of the Week - #5 Something Someone Gave You


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



18 comments :

  1. Everytime I read your blog it's as though as an speaking to myself through your words. I could truly relate to every word in this blog.
    Time truly is a priceless gift.
    Are we all not but a result of time dedicated on us. From the first 9 months to the end of times

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    1. Yes... and hope we could actually live the time given to us to the full. :)

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  2. The gift of time is a wonderful gift to give and receive! Its worth more than any materialistic thing I do believe!

    betty

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  3. Beautiful :) I like it.. Nall varikal.

    One down. One to go :P This was last week's post :D

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    1. Thank you...!!

      The next one...Very sooon :D

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  4. So true...real happiness goes beyond everything transient and materialistic...It is all to do with the heart, the emotions, closeness...nothing money can buy

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  5. Time is indeed precious and more important than materialistic things for sure! I am glad you are able to savour the times you had with said family members and friends. :) I was thinking before you said it about bloggers taking the time to read your post(s): thanks for acknowledging us Sheethal. :) <3

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    1. Without you beautiful people, this page is just lifeless. You all are my energy source. <3

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  6. I so agree with you! Time is the most valuable asset and for all our connection with people through the tech-enabled gadgets, i still cherish time spent with them, talking, hugging, exchanging thoughts. Such a beautiful experience.

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    1. I so agree with you Shailaja. These tech have made us forget the happiness a mere human touch/voice/gesture can give us.

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  7. Agree completely! They say, relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E. :)

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  8. it is indeed these little moments that make our lives treasurable :) Beautifully said

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  9. How right you are! Time is truly something we can never get back and we have such a limited amount of it.

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