….I lived a full life, a contented life. That, I played the part given to me at every stage, to the best of my ability. Be it of a daughter, a sister, a wife or a mother, I put in my best in every role I played. I know, I have driven people up the wall at some point or the other, but, I would like to hope I have been forgiven. I will be thankful to the people who were sent in my life. It is because of them, that I turned out the way I did. People who taught me the meaning of patience, understanding, empathy and selfless, unconditional love. How these helped chisel the rough edges and made me a much better person than I would have been otherwise!
….I was lucky in meeting some wonderful people along the way, who, by their sheer goodness, confirmed my faith in humanity. I was fortunate in meeting the right kind of people, who were helpful in times of need. The tough chapters of my life will definitely end with gratitude for those guardian angels who looked after me, and helped me tide over the turbulent times — my hand secure in their’s — as I waded through the rough seas.
….I was blessed enough to have made some really amazing friends, who, over a period of time, became my soul mates, and stood by me, through thick and thin. Who added cheer to the dull moments, picked me up when I stumbled and fell, drilled some sense in me when I went off-tangent .
….And, most importantly, I will know, how fruitless it is to hold on to grudges, and how fruitful it is to let go. And, how relieved it felt on letting go of some hurtful words and deeds committed in moments of intense passion. Letting go of what was never in my destiny, and doing good with what had been arranged for me. Making mistakes along the way, learning from those mistakes and paving the way with stones of wisdom, to avoid stumbling and falling again!
Aah! That felt good –fast-forwarding to the future and looking back at the past! But, as I came back to the present, I realised I have a long way to go! Many a things to learn, a countless improvements to make, so that when the time comes, I get a chance to smile at the life gone by and give a little pat on my back at having lived a life just as it had been chalked out for me!
This is a Finish The Sentence Friday post.
Today’s prompt is When I am really old, I hope to look back at life and know that…