When I was a kid, I have always looked forward to grow old so I can be independent, have my wallet full of money, a car, a house of my own, I can party all night with my friends and not worry about money, go out with them to the most expensive restaurants and not to the roadside Chaat shop. I can buy my parents the most lavish gifts on their wedding day, celebrate it in a 5 star hotel. I used to envy those who worked and made money. I would say myself, ‘I will make BIG money someday’ and after that I don’t have to make handmade cards and write poems to my friends anymore, I don’t have to think before buying the ceramic doll I eyed on because it had crossed my budget. I don’t have to keep the cabinet open so my system can work better, I will throw and buy a new computer. When my love saw the Royal Enfield and sighed, I told him, ‘I will buy that for you when I earn lots of money!’ and he would smile.
As I grew and when I finally had money I did go to the expensive restaurants not with my friends but my teammates, my wallet is full of money but no one to spend on! I am away from my parents because I spend almost 13 hours at office. All I do is buy a cake on their wedding day reach home at midnight and ask them to cut the cake. Before they had eaten it I am fast asleep. And now I can afford a Royal Enfield but for whom? I have a laptop but that doesn’t satisfy me. I have a house, a car, I have everything that I dreamt as a kid but I am left with emptiness in my heart! There is no liveliness, that zeal is gone!
I don’t need these anymore! And now I dream of a hug from my friends, a cuddle in my mother’s lap, the warmth of my dad and a kiss from my lost love, I miss his smile more than anything else in the world. I will give up everything I have to get these back. Everything that seemed petty then from the roadside chaat shop to the handmade greeting cards seems divinely now. I soberly pick my phone to call a friend to say how much I miss her and there was no answer. I understand she’s going through the same phase!
All through our life we run behind money and quite unfortunately we forget that we have a world for ourselves, a beautiful world that money can’t buy, a world once lost can never be regained! Never let go off your parents, friends, love and finally yourself coz they are very…. very…. expensive that even money can’t buy them! 😉
Spend some time with your loved ones there’s nothing better you can do in life than that! Trust me.. 😉
After all, the best things in the world are free! Utilize them really well! 🙂
Have a great week ahead! Keep smiling! 🙂