Yes I Am  Forwarding!

THE NUISANCECE YOU FACE FOR BEING ON A GROUP, EITHER ON W-APP OR YAHOO IS wading though score of forwards every day and deleting what you are not interested in. And when they have attachments of pictures or videos, this may take a lot of time –  as well  as cost of data downloading. 

Sometimes you get masterpieces, like the one on growing up and wonder who wrote them, In almolst all cases it is not the sender – he or she just forwarded it (only yesterday I wrote a post on forwarding “as recived;, without thinking or veirication.). Butonly the sender’s name appears  and not of the writer. With almost all writing available online, it may even be copyright material and the sender may be infringing on property rights.

But some are so good that you cannot help forwarding them, even at the risk of violating copyright law. (It is time the legal aspects are clarified.). He is one of them:-

Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and months transform into years. Calendars are changing and so am I.

Yes, I  am changing. In certain things age has mellowed me down, in others I have become more aggressive.  Sometimes I find myself acting very wisely and sometimes I just go crazy. Certain issues will have me speaking vociferously whereas at other issues I just shrug and remain silent.

Yes, I  am changing!  After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

Yes, I  am changing. I just realised that I am not “ Atlas ” and the world does not rest on my shoulders.

Yes, I  am changing. I have now stopped bargaining with the poor vegetable and fruit vendors. After all, a few rupees more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

Yes, I  am changing. I pay the auto wallah / cab wallah and walk away without waiting for the change.The extra money might bring a smile on his face.After all he is toiling much harder for a living than me.

Yes, I  am changing. I have stopped telling the elderly that they have already narrated that story many a times.After  all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane and relive the past.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt not to correct  people even when I know they are wrong. After all ,the onus of making everyone perfect is not on me.Peace is more precious than perfection.

Yes, I  am changing.  I give compliments freely and generously now . After all its  a mood enhancer not only for the recipient but also for me.

Yes, I  am changing.I have learnt not to bother about my creased shirt or mismatched dupatta. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.

Yes, I  am changing. Nowadays I don’t bother  if my eyebrows are not done or fine lines are showing on my forehead.  After all beauty of my soul outshines the beauty of my face.

Yes, I  am changing. I am learning not to let others make me feel incompetent. After all I am not only what they see in me. I might not be good at certain things but excellent at others. 

Yes, I  am changing. I walk  away from people who don’t value me.  After all, they might not know my worth, but I do.

Yes, I  am changing. I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics to outrun me in the rat race. After all I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.

Yes, I  am changing. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions.  After all it’s my emotions that make me human.

Yes, I  am changing. I now tell  people if I like them. After all, there is nothing wrong in liking someone.

Yes, I  am changing. I have learnt that it’s better to drop the ego than to break a relationship.  After all, my ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships I will never be alone.

Yes, I  am changing.   I demand   whatever  is due to me.  After all, accepting injustice is almost as bad as doing injustice.

Yes, I am changing. I have learnt to live each day as if it were the last. After all, it might be the last.

Yes, I  am changing. I am doing what makes me happy.  After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.

And I am  loving the new me! 

Published by

B. Someswar Rao

60 years of journalism, from the age of 16, and two books later, life has so much more to offer, there is no looking back. Not yet. Unstoppable after 70 is a simple expression of my thoughts, my triumphs, my failures and everything that makes this journey incredible. My books: - A TOWN CALLED PENURY- the changing culture of Indian journalism - JOURNALISM - Ethics, Codes, Laws Working on: - 'THE OUTHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR - Coming of (Old)Age in India'

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