I WILL LAUGH MORE IN 2018







As the curtain comes down on the year 2017, one of my regrets is: I haven’t laughed enough in 2017!

So, an important item in my list of 2018 Resolutions is to loosen up a little… Laugh more… Take things not too seriously as though they are all major emergencies in life!

Nothing is an ‘emergency’ unless my mind sees it so… wants it so.

Well, this ‘knowledge’ needs to be ‘lived’ in the coming year, you see!

In the morning, today, I was reading William Henry Davies’ popular poem, ‘Leisure’. A century later, the poet’s words still haunt us. Let me take you through this wonderful poem:

          LEISURE 
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

And  now, in the evening, my brother shared an amazing post from an unknown author. It captures the essence of our frantic life… Running, running and more running!  Here it is:


Are we earning to pay builders and interior designers, caterers and decorators? 
Whom do we want to impress with our highly inflated house properties and fat weddings?

Do you remember for more than two days what you ate at someone's marriage?

Why are we working like dogs in our prime years of life?

How many generations do we want to feed?

Most of us have two kids. Many have a single kid.

How much is the "need" and how much do we actually "want"??
Think about it.

Would our next generation be incapable to earn, that we save so much for them!?!

Cannot we spare one and a half days a week for friends, family and self??

Do you spend even 5% of your monthly income for yourself enjoyment?
Usually...no!

Why can't we enjoy simultaneously while we earn?  

Spare time to enjoy before you have slipped discs and cholesterol blocks in your heart!!!

We don't own properties, we just have temporary name on documents.

GOD laughs sarcastically, when someone says,
"I am the owner of this land"!!  

Do not judge a person only by the length of his car.

Many of our science and maths teachers were great personalities riding on scooters!!   

It is not bad to be rich, but it is very unfair, to be only rich.

Let's get a LIFE, before life gets us, instead....

One day, all of us will get separated from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything & nothing; the dreams that we had.

Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare... One day our children will see our pictures and ask 'Who are these people?' And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: 'IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH'.

Send this to all your friends that you will never forget.


They say, that we should not keep any regrets in life. The best way to make life regrets-free is to make a Resolution and live by it…

I am making one for the New Year: Not to take things too seriously…

Seriously!

I am laughing!

GERALD D’CUNHA

Pic.: WORLD U LIBRARY BLOG



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