The first part of how to make a difference is to give time to the people who love you. Part 1 – People who love you!
When there is a lot of work pressure and you are unable to think how to complete all the tasks… has this thought passed your mind, that there should be more than 24 hours in a day?
I have felt it many times! I’ve never missed any tasks to be done, but I need more time so that I can do more than what I currently do.
I am working in an NBFC as a Marketing Manager, apart from that, I am writing a science fiction book and handling my startup MyLivPro.
After all these things, which is a part of my fixed working schedule… the most important task which I can never miss to complete is to give a good amount of time to the people who love me and not just to the people whom I love!
This blog is about how can you make a difference in your life and most importantly in life of the people who love you a lot, by just giving a very small amount of time!
I’ll let you know about my own life and how I practice this without any problem at all!
First of all, to all the people who are living far from their parents and family for studies, job or business… I request you all to at least talk once a day, to your parents or guardians. We move out of our home to learn and earn and find new friends to spend quality time with…but what about our parents? They are in the same house without you!
Please call them and you will not notice but your 2-minute call will make them happy! If anyone thinks, giving 2 minutes daily to your parents is a tough job, stop thinking and just do this for your parents… 2 minutes out of 1440 minutes that we daily get in a day is less than 0.14%! Sending money home from your salary is only good for materialistic needs but for mental wellbeing, your parents need to hear your voice!
I talk to my parents daily at least once! You can consider any person who loves you wherever I have written parents… for ex. – wife, husband. children or girlfriend or boyfriend. And when you do this, please keep in mind one more thing – Don’t ever fight on the phone before sleeping! No one knows that he/she will see the next morning or not, so why to fight and sleep! You will never want the last memory with someone very close to you to be a bad one… isn’t it?
I would like to share one more incident of last week, which made me realise how valuable your 5-10 minutes can for a person who care for you!
I work in Chennai and had to visit Pune for business meetings. Luckily the meetings got over just before the weekend and I got two days to roam around the city. I met my school friends after a long time and then I went to Mumbai where I met my relatives after 14-15 years! But this is not what made me realize the value of relationship and time…
15-20 years ago, during summer vacations, we(my family) use to go to our Mama Ji’s (maternal uncle) house in Kalyan(Maharashtra). They had a neighbor, an old lady to whom everyone used to call “aai”. I was a very shy kind of kid and feared meeting new people. But, this “aai” was a mother-like figure. She use to talk to me and prepare some egg-dish for me which I liked very much! I met her only 3-4 times in 5-6 years. Then, because of studies, I never got a chance to visit Kalyan.
A week ago, when I went to Kalyan, I thought to visit “aai“. Somehow, my cousins knew the address of her new house and we all went together to meet her!
The moment I told her who I was, she was so happy and the best part for me was that she also remembered me, it was not just me! I told her that I was extremely happy to see her and I was missing the food that she made for me so many years ago. She had grown older but then also she asked me if I would like to eat something, she would make it instantly! But, I just wanted to see her once, she looked beautiful even though she were in her 80s or 90s.
As I had a very less time, I told her that I need to leave. I could clearly see a big smile and watery eyes! That was the moment when I experienced the value of relationships, time and love!
She was watching me with all her focus and attention as if she wanted to capture this moment in her memory! She told me that she never expected that I’ll come back someday to meet her, and she was very surprised and very much happy!
I don’t know that I’ll ever see her again or not, but I know that my 10 minutes gave both of us a lot of happiness and a beautiful memory! Even though she was not from my family, even though I didn’t visit her in last 15-20 years, but still we both felt so good to meet again, this is a feeling which I’ll never be able to explain!
Try it for yourself, it will be a beautiful moment!
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