The best thing in life is the joy that you get from little things.
In the materialistic world that we live in, it is not uncanny to get lost in the maze of acquisition. Everyday seems like just another one in the history of time, to reach out and possess something new. Be it a new shoe, or a new company; humans are constantly aiming, dreaming and acquiring 'materials' while they forgo the little things that actually matter.
How often to we say thank you when someone appreciates us? How many times have you wished that uncle who stands at your college gate all day long? These things may seem trivial among the busy schedules that we are shuffling every single day, but they actually do matter to someone.
I'm not denying the pleasure that comes with buying a new pair of shoes or grabbing some new clothes, going book shopping or even getting a gift. But, I will definitely vouch for the fact that if you connect with yourself from within and reach out to the depths of your heart, a thank you, a sorry, a note of admiration, a hug are the things which matter and deeply touch our heart.
Today, I see so many relationships crumbling out there and falling to pieces, breaking bit by bit, withering away and I can safely say that majority of them are because of lack of emotions, lack of understanding and most importantly lack of humanity. We've become so engrossed and greedy to win this battle that we call life, which makes us forget the little things in life that would otherwise be worth so much more.
When readers leave comments, tweet me or write a mail to me just expressing themselves and how they felt as they read my blog, I think that is part of what keeps me going. It makes me feel over joyed and so happy that even all the things I own couldn't do that. The simple email that you write, telling someone you like their work or whatever your heart tells you to; actually means a lot to someone. Especially if it is someone like me. I'm rather upset that 'letter writing' has faded away, before I even started writing letters it has gone. And I never had the chance to receive a letter from a loved one, one which isn't a promotional brochure or some stupid bill. And I will forever miss that, because nothing could make me happier than something as little as that.
They say: 'You come into the world alone, and you leave the world alone' but I'd like to interpret it as: We come into the world alone, with slight hints of emotions, feelings, desires, needs and through the course of life we learn our values, build opinions and make impressions. But after that comes what? There are two paths. One is of course the path that majority of us are in today: where we are constantly racing and trying to over take each other in order to reach the finish line first; and then the other path is the one we all tend to ignore, the path filled with thorns, and roses, the path that teaches you the basic aim of life: humanity, the path that teaches you to take pleasure in littlest things. The path that's obviously under-rated as compared to the first path, which is obviously more famous and I can't figure why.
When my little brother and I were younger and anyone gave him a chocolate, he'd always make it a point to ask for another one just for me. At that point of time I never gave a second thought to it because it was just another chocolate. But today when I look back, I'm deeply touched by that small act, because it told me he cared, it showed me how much he thought of me and that matters to me more than a chocolate ever will.
Life is a maze, life is a game, life is so many things that words wouldn't be able to describe it. But beyond all life is about learning lessons everyday, improving yourself, understanding your strengths, accepting your flaws, taking in all the people around you. What matters the most is believing in yourself and with all this comes the fact that we should learn to appreciate the little things in life, they do matter after all.
I'm definitely going to look at my way of doing things differently from now on. Give importance to love, people, emotions, happiness, smiles, learning and time. Because they mean a lot more than anything else ever could, and of course you'll find yourself to be a better human, just like I am. If not anything else, do it for the sake of humanity. We all have that person inside us, who matters these little things above all.
Pick up that phone and call your mother, lover, best friend or just anyone and tell them how much they mean to you. The next time, wave at the security college who takes care of your college, smile and thank the auto driver for bringing you safely to your destination and some more...
P.S: Thanks to Blogadda for their line which helped me think so much, and of course I hope I didn't get too philosophical, just spoke my heart out and spilt what I was thinking, just like I used to before.