Sunday, October 15, 2006

What A Wonderful Finish :)

To top the day off, India managed to experiment it's way to victory. And dinner with Shru rounds off an amazing day :)

Tonight I was reminded of the time when I used to walk around with 10 bucks in my pocket and feel I had everything in the world :) Drink ganna juice off the streets, masala soda from the railway canteens and just live life happily :) Those were the good old days... Walking upto the Sardambal temple, then the OLPS church and saying silent prayers... Tonight all those old memories came back, as I again walked down the road... "Somethings don't change, somethings do change" is a conversation I had had someday in the past...

I asked myself what has changed? Does money matter? Hell yeah it does. It's nice to have money... But have I really changed because of it? Not a bit. While I can afford to walk with a little more than 10 bucks in my pocket today, I don't feel inclined to drink scotch instead of ganna juice or beer instead of masala soda... I still don't follow the norms or conventions that I am supposed to... All I can say is that I am very thankful to the God above for whatever I have and all that I have been through... I treat life as a lesson to be learnt and improvements to be made at every step... So far so good...

Ya, what has changed is that now I feel it is time to make things count. This is because, professional success isn't guaranteed, just because you are good. There are a lot of variables and quality of work is just one of them. The work part is easy. Any person can work hard and become good. It is the rest that determines how high a person can reach.

But, as always, I take comfort tonight in the words of my 10th standard teacher, Mrs. Lasrado. She told us before our 10th Board Exams: "Boys, in life everything evens out." Whenever I lose faith in myself, that is the advice I turn to.

Anyways, whatever happens, happens. Come what may... I shall play the Game of Life with all I have. Win or lose.... let's see where I land up... But as some words I have put up on my work desk say: "A good project is like a boxing match. Always aim to finish stronger than you started."

That is all I am aiming for and amen to that :)

Happy 23rd Birthday to me... :)

4 comments:

Sandy said...

HAPPY HAPPPY 23RD BDAY STUD!! :)
Wishing u a wonderful life ahead !!

sindy said...

hey, nice perspective n the words on ur desk r truly good!!!.... happy 23rd!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! and amen to mrs. lasrado!

Maverick said...

@sandy, sindy, o : thanks guys...