Thursday, December 10, 2009

Looking Forward!!


We all look forward to whats going to happen next. When we start going to school, we look forward to play in the activity room, when we move ahead, we look forward to becoming seniors and during all this, we look forward to weekends, picnics and loads and loads of fun, then finally we reach the senior classes and look forward to the carefree college days and finally we realise that the world inside the school was much more safer, comfortable and carefree. In college we manage our pocket money, crave for more, save money for a ticket to a movie and for a cup of coffee at barista, which is a special visit that comes in turns, where one orders and the rest enjoy. The blessed pooling in is also a part of the activity.Finally we look forward to a good job, so that we can have money to enjoy ourselves. College days get over and we enter the work place, we get money but no time to spend it, friends get busy and thus a preoccupied life comes into being, we miss the days spend at college, thats also when we look forward to a good partner and after that a happy family. Responsibilities keep piling up and we start looking forward to a carefree life once again.
As it is a fact and an inevitable one, that we do get old, at this point of time, we have money and time but our energy level dips a bit lower than we ever expected it to be. But we don't stop looking forward....
We human beings have a tendency to look forward to whats coming up next which is not a bad idea at all, because life is about going on, but sometimes it's also very important to stop and think about the present and enjoy the moment, and enjoy it in such a way that it feels that we have captured time in our palms. Remember the last time when you enjoyed your day, gripping it in your palm and dancing to its tune. Its important to look ahead but its also important to be able to dance to the tune of the present, after all its a happy present that would open passages for a happier tomorrow!
Look forward to a better tomorrow on the soft petals of a beautiful today :)

24 comments:

Antarman said...

Looking forward always brings a zing into your life....for some time when I felt have nothing to look forward to, I felt so lifeless, so I started looking for a motive to life.

Being Pramoda... said...

that was an awesome message though.. yeah, we tend to look forward..and yaa once we jpin the job, it take most of ur energies..u have money, but no time..that is soo true..am experiencing it..

thanks for this post dear.. it made me miss my good olden days..:)

D.A said...

Soothing. :) "It's a bittersweet symphony..this life."

Nipun said...

True to its core..
After all its always humans to want more..
Gr8 work..
Nuts

Nandini said...

Thats so true - we always look for something to happen and end up not enjoying our present. Before we know the time is long gone. I always felt the same way. Wish I could stop the time when I think its right.

-=A.R.N.=- said...

I know what I'm looking forward to!!
Soon!
;)

(Darn, I need to get myself to do that post one day)

A New Beginning said...
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A New Beginning said...

Very True Antarman, it fills one with enthusiasm, so much so that you refuse to look at anything else :) But thats life I guess and we all live it in our own blessed ways!!


Hey Pramoda!I'm glad you liked it, the good old days are sure the golden ones :)


Very True D.A. and thanks for coming :) do come again!


Hey Nipun, your comment rhymes :)thanks for dropping by, do come again!


Yes Nandini, sometimes we just wish time could stop, but its like a flowing river, flowing and leaving the nostalgic past behind :) Thanks for the beautiful comment.


Hey Noor,I can see a spark there, can we get a detailed summary in the next post ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!! :)

AJai said...

Nice read...need to live the moment. but say u have an exam coming up... and ur friends call u out for a party... what would u do? study... or party?

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Sana:)

You have beautifully portrayed the life stages with the common theme of LOOKING FORWARD. Yes, it is true we all look forward to something or the other at all stages of our life. I still feel the school life was the best when I was completely carefree without any worries and everything provided without working for it. It was only play,play and play. That life will never come back.

The present is the only thing we always have but some how we miss the present. It is very difficult to live in the present. Yesterday I was watching a gorgeous sunset and trying to concentrate on the beauty and majesty but my mind was on buying a pant peice before the shops close. So I missed the glory and thrill of the setting sun.

There is a saying that the past is a cancelled cheque, the future is a promissory note and the present is ready cash. But we normally don't use the cash.

The photo is fantastic and you made me understand the importance of living in the present.

Best wishes Sana:)
Joseph

A New Beginning said...

In that case you concentrate on your exam Ajai. Living in the moment doesnt mean running away from responsibilities or important work that needs immediate attention, it means to live life beautfully without too much of stree..sometimes we do take unnecessary headaches dont we??? :)

I totally agree with you Mr Joseph:)

Have a great week ahead both of you and keep smiling , it takes half the stress away!!

Whirlwind said...

True. One should always have something to look forward to. Makes life more interesting not to mention its a great motivational tool!!

A New Beginning said...

I agree with u Shwetha. Thanks and have a great week ahead:)

Princess said...

marvelous thoughts friend.
present itself is a 'present' a gift to be opened with surprise and beheld with joy. :D

Margaret Cloud said...

Another great post, you are right we do look ahead to all of our tomorrows. I have gotten to the point you wonder where all the yesterdays went to, but I still look forward. You do write the best posts, makes us think. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, thanks for coming by.

A New Beginning said...

Very true Aiz, thanks for the beautiful thought :)

Thanks for the warm wishes Margaret, Have a great year ahead :)

Ellen said...

Hi Sana,

Lovely piece! Almost everything's been said by your friends here. Truly this is one more of your gems of wisdom. :-) Keep writing and inspiring people with it. God bless!

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Ellen, take care!!

deeps said...

to be living in the eternal NOW is what is the need of the hour...
however, most of us have gone deaf to this for we are more used to hearing elecronically ...

but, i think this longing to make a differnce n live better does make a differnce ...

Herrad said...

Hi Sana,
Lovely post thanks.
Good to see your comment on my blog, nice to meet you.
Love,
Herrad

A New Beginning said...

Very true Deeps, thats for the visit and for the lovely message. Have a great day ahead :)

Hi Herrad, great to see you here!Thanks for the visit, do keep coming :)

Shimmer said...

i am looking foreword to a hassle free 10 days at my home-town.
(hoping no one comes with a marriage alliance.. :|)

A New Beginning said...

Keep A WATCH ;)

Sorcerer said...

humans..the greed..its never ending!