Covid time has forced us to remember one very important thing in life. Everything is uncertain. We don’t have enough time as we think we have, there is no later. Let’s stop the meaningless race and try to think if we have left anything incomplete.
Did you forget to tell anyone how much you have loved them? Did we forget to solve any silly fight? Did we forget to revive any dying relationship? Did we forget to forgive someone? Did we forget to say sorry to anyone? Did we forget to feel gratitude for what we have? Did we forget to love ourselves? Did we forget to be happy? Did we forget to live our life till now? Before it’s too late. Try to sort out the things when you have time.
Let me explain the difference between the shame,sorry and regret with the help of a chocolate story.
My mom used to buy us chocolates when we were kids.
Mom said “ Wait for your sister to come then you both can eat “
Jumping up and down in excitement , I nodded half heartily. Then mom got busy with her work. Then the debate between my consciousness and stomach started. As always stomach won, I promised my consciousness that I would eat only one chocolate from it, but that one turned to many , until I was staring at the empty wrapper.
Consciousness shouted “ Shame on you , you couldn’t even save the poor chocolates for sometime “
I said in the meek voice to my sister “ I am sorry that I couldn’t wait for you”.
My taste buds were cruelly reminding me the taste of the chocolate , I thought with regret “ I should have saved some for later “
Alas! What’s done is done, I sighed looking at the empty wrapper 🙂