Tuesday, December 9

To say what I am thankful for ... !


 Life is a journey …

The real challenge in life is to find the way and reach the end of it on time. If it is done, the dear and the near will applause. 
We may not see them do it,.. 
we may not hear them say it... 
      but there will be a soft applause... 
an applause we appreciate in dead-silence! 

Often, it isn’t the end which is important ... it is the journey which is.


Come December, there are thoughts about the year,.. 
a cool season is in progress called the Advent, a Christmas and then a New Year.  
What is the best thought I can think in this season? This year, I have written less blogs and a haven't put words to my thoughts the way I must have done previous years. 


I have sat behind day-traders in stock exchange to watch them play their game. They do it like gambling: not knowing their outcome. Is my journey like that of a day-trader? 

End of this year, what am I thankful  for? 


Crazy! 

How is it that I cannot thank all the people who have helped me make my life come to this point? Many times I take people for granted.  


I have had chances to save myself from some incredible traffic ... 

I have had chances to meet and ride bike with many amazing people. I thank God for bringing them to me. 

... and read some books in the rush of it all !





I have had chances to share my story with family and friends... 
Some of them are near... 
    some, far away across the seas...  
I am thankful for them!



End of the year, what strikes my heart most is a quotation from an old big-boss of mine in Coca-Cola. Reading the quotation drives fear, anger and some bitterness in me...
Doesn't matter , I have some more time  to do better...  
Life is a journey and some of us can take a new road to do it.


“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.  Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest. Value has a value only if its value is valued.”...    Brain Dyson ( former COO of Coca-Cola)

P. S. "... and my loving God, I am thankful for every breath in my life, cuz I value my relationship with You! "  

Photo Courtesy:  Two photos are from my cycling buddy Mr. Ajith Varma at Cochin. 

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