Chasing the dream but forgetting the gift

I have been chasing a dream for what it seems ever.I am nowhere close enough to achieving it. Nevertheless I do not have any doubts about it and therefore I hustle every single day.

The thing about chasing the dream is you tend to live in the future most of the time. It is almost like you are trying to catch something that doesn’t exist.

You tend get lost in the time continuum and forget your way back.

The way to a familiar path (past)  and what made you dream (gift).

The past here is your experience.

The gift here is everything that you took for granted.

For a moment set your dream aside, get to the ground and look around.

  • A place to live.
  • A bed to relax.
  • Water to drink.
  • Cloth to wear.
  • Food to eat.
  • People to love.
  • Internet to connect.
  • Mobile phone to entertain.

Do you know people who do not have all/most of these?

I do.

My parents didn’t have many of these when they were growing up.

I come from a typical middle class Indian family. My brother and I were fed at the expense of my parents.(I didn’t know until recently when my mother shared her stories) We were brought up with all of the above because my parents dreamed to raise their children who were well provided and didn’t want their children to suffer from hunger, thirst or cold.

The irony here is:

I am chasing a dream forgetting that I am a part of someone else’s (my parents).

And the only reason I have my dream is because I never ever had to dream about making both the ends meet. Or putting a roof over my head. I am well provided.

My point here being:

It is very easy to get lost in your dream world and forget the sources that provide a friendly atmosphere to enable such dreams to become a reality. 

Spend a few moments today to be grateful for people and situation that let you dream. 

 

 

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Thanks!

Thanks for trying so hard.

I know it’s not easy for you too.

And you have been trying different ways

to make me feel at ease

to lend your ears even when I keep mum

to say you are there for me, but also

to know when not to speak

to be a friend when it’s most difficult to be

to care beyond your duties

Oh I was so blind to the world

I couldn’t see you trying so hard

to balance my grief with your kindness

I cannot pretend it didn’t work

‘Cause it did!

Today I smile because of people like you!

But I never got to thank you!

So, here you go!

Big fat thank you!

Priyanka, Madhura, Nirav, Siji, Prasanth, Nithya, Pari, Aishu, Nivas and Jayashree. Love you folks!

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p.s: here are a few more thank yous for the days to come 😉 I am not going to pretend it’s over yet!

Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

 

Love,

Apu