In this fast paced world of competition, we are so busy running in a rat race that we have forgotten how to live life. We are so busy doing this and that, fretting to meet deadlines, working overtime to earn that extra rupee that we have forgotten the purpose of all this. This is where we are going wrong and giving a wrong impression to the future generation that money is everything. I recently read Lee Iacocca’s autobiography in which he has stated that however busy he was in his life at Ford, he always tried his best to take out the weekends for his family. He went on to express that you are a failure as a manager if you can manage such heavy schedules but not find time for family life. How true! What is the point of achieving tremendous success if you can’t find time for your own little pleasures?
Think deeply. When was the last time you sat and watched the rain for a few minutes? When was the last time you cooked something special with pleasure? When was the last time you had a cup of coffee or tea with relish? When was the last time you spoke to yourself? When was the last time you took your spouse out for dinner? Can’t remember?
Well, that’s not surprising. In facing the bigger problems in life we tend to forget the smaller joys. We don’t need to be rich to encash these joys. These are ours, just waiting to be relished. Next time you come out of your office and its raining, don’t rush to your car, get a little wet. Take your spouse out some evening. Sit and watch the rain someday while sipping your tea. As someone rightly said- life is an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts…