Memories light the corners of my mind
Misty water color memories
Of the way we were.
……

(Lyrics of a Barbra Streisand song)

On my recent trip to my parents’ home, I was sorting out old papers and stuff that I had left behind before I moved to Mumbai. Among the papers I found a diary – started in 1981 – in it I had painstakingly written out stories and poems that inspired me – notes from religious seminars I had attended, birthdays to be remembered…… It brought back a lot of memories and also got me thinking of the way I was.

It’s amazing how some things and people can be so important to us at a particular time in life….and then we move on…..and often outgrow things and people.¬†Sometimes, we look back and think of how we seemingly wasted our time and energies on things and people that don’t seem important anymore. But I don’t think, any of it is ever wasted and therefore we should have no regrets.¬†

Today, as I look back at the way I was ….the various stages on the journey to who I am (still many more stages to go) and I am nothing but grateful. Nothing and no one was a waste of time. Every choice, every person, every experience was just the way it was meant to be and I give thanks.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”¬†– Thornton Wilder
May you be inspired – everyday!