-> Travel wherever my legs or my car takes me – just to take in and experience the rich cultures around me.
-> Stay up late to finish that book that i have been wanting to get my hands on, even though i might wake up bleary eyed the next day – just so that I know how it ends:)
-> Compliment generously – it can even be to a stranger, about their dress, hair, smile anything – just to make them smile and who knows, your compliment might have been the best thing that has happened to them on what could have been a bad day in their life.
-> Get a couple of degrees in oh-i-don’t-know, literature, photography, music, any kind of fine arts, just to learn more about things that move you.
-> Put myself through 4 months of grueling, not to mention waking-up-early-when-everyone-else-around-you is in la-la land, to train for a marathon – just to feel awed and inspired by all the wonderful people around me 🙂 , not to mention the sheer adrenaline rush, when I cross the finish line.
-> Put myself out there again and again, no matter how many times i get hurt, betrayed and even taken for granted by people i trust a lot – just to see if i have learned from my past experiences and cos I care and that’s just who I am.
-> Bounce back again, no matter how many times i fall down, get pushed back, and from the mistakes I make – just to be better than the person I was yesterday and the day before.
-> Spend at least a day or 2 existing in absolute peace, quite and silence – just so that I am more aware of my surroundings and more importantly me!
-> Fall in love, again and again with Guru – just to see the twinkle in his eyes
-> Go through 9 months of nausea, heartburn, all-day sickness, false labor symptoms……not to mention 22 hours of labor with each kid – just to experience true love-at-first-sight and the WOW, did I create this miracle – feeling?
-> Be born as a Woman, esp. a mom again while juggling the multiple hats of a friend, daughter, sister, wife, career woman, colleague, wife , not to mention the balancing act of managing carpools, mealtime demands, never-ending household chores, countless classes and homework…..and many drive-me-up-the-wall moments…. – just to see your kids smile at you and give you a tight hug….
-> Just be ME!
and Finally, the numero UNO -wait, i am already done with my Top 10 or is it 12 list. Ah, it’s alright, it will be the top of my list, no matter what:
- Pick sleep over night-outs, late-night movies, date night, name it……cos that might be the only time in forever when i will get my beauty (ahem-ahem :p ) sleep.
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
― Benjamin Franklin