Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tell them …

- by Ayesha Parveen 03 Dec 2008
Category: Lifestyle.
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How many times do we regret not expressing love or gratitude? Perhaps, a number of times. This is rather unfortunate but true. Most people are very quick when it comes to criticizing others but keep quiet when a few positive words from them can help people.

Death is one reality no one can deny and sooner or later, in a person’s life the day comes when his earthly existence ends. It would be a shame if he dies without expressing positive feelings for people who are important to him. Worse is, if the people he loves die before him without knowing how much they mattered to him.

I have been personally very fortunate in this regard. Decades ago, a person had done me a life-defining favour and then we lost touch. Then a child, I took nourishment from his kind, inspiring words and whenever I have faced difficulties, injustice or have run out of motivation, remembering his straight-from-the-soul encouragement for me, helped me deal with life. All along, I have been trying to trace him to say “Thank you”, and last week, God gave me the chance. Now, after I have been able to express my gratitude to him I feel a sense of fulfillment unknown to me before.

Let us express love and gratitude to people who deserve it and tell them how much they mean to us. Let us motivate those who need encouragement. Our feelings in terms of affection add up as blessings for both us and the ones we harbour such feelings for.


lakshmi said...

Hi Ayesha
There are certain things in life which is best done immediately....and expressing love, gratitude etc are important to be included. It is really nice that you could express your gratitude to the person.

After all who knows or has seen tomorrow. It is always on the coming but never comes. Today, more so now is the best time to express our love and gratitude to those who have inspired and brought about a change in the positive side in our life.

Have a bright cheerful day.

KParthasarathi said...

There is no better time than now for expressing an appreciation and showing kindness especially to people who are older than you.
It is nice that you did not fail to express your grateful thanks to your benefactor even after decades.It must be a satisfying experience with your debt of gratitude duly discharged.