The first greeting card from a school friend;
The first bouquet of roses from a colleague;
The first birthday surprise from a manager;
The first day in college hostel;
Each of these thoughts and a lot of such special thoughts can rewind your mind's film strip back to so many years of fond thoughts and memories.
For the last few days I have been getting back in touch with a lot of my old friends from school, college and summer vacation play mates. Each meeting, each conversation, brings back a lot of thoughts and nice memories from the past. Honestly, nothing seems to have changed between the old friends and me except that we have all grown-up to be taller, stronger ( or weaker, at times) and more responsible.
Earlier last week, I caught an old summer vacation play mate on the phone ( how I found out the number is beyond the scope of this post ) and before we knew we were discussing anything and everything under the sun... and when I finally hung up I realized that I had spoken to her for forty minutes.. Forty minutes after 12 years. Made my day..
Several instances with friends over phone has been happening for the last few months and each time I realize just this : The conversation today is the result of the treasured moments we had spent in the past.
I can conclude: What we do today will become tomorrow's treasured memories and at the end of the day, that's all we have. :-)
Cant go back to school now to listen to your favorite teacher's favorite English poetry session.
Cant go back to college now to sit on the pavement and tease a class mate crossing your way.
Cant go back to your first workplace and enjoy the tea break with the first set of colleagues.
There are so many moments we cannot regain now, but we surely have some memories. Let's not waste today trying to weave the entire future or dwell in the mistakes of the past or 'should-have-done' thoughts. Instead, let's live today and give our best to the moment right now, so it becomes a treasured memory, of the beautiful future, that is yet to unfold for us and our gifted circle of people.
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