Monday, September 22, 2008

Every second counts!!!!!!!


A young man learns what's most important in life from the guy next door

It had been some time since Jack had seen the

old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact,

Sidharth moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Sidharth had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him.

Over the phone, his mother told him, 'Mr. Venkat died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.' Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

'Sidharth, did you hear me?'

'Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,' Sidharth said.

'Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing.. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of the fence' as he put it,' Mom told him.

'I loved that old house he lived in,' Sidharth said.

'You know,
Sidharth, after your father died, Mr. Venkat stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life,' she said

'He's the one who taught me carpentry,' he said. 'I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral,'
Sidharth said.

As busy as he was, he kept his word.
Sidharth caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr.. Venkat's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.

The night before he had to return home,
Sidharth and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.

Standing in the doorway,
Sidharth paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time. The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture.... Sidharth stopped suddenly.

'What's wrong,
Sidharth?' his Mom asked.

'The box is gone,' he said

'What box?' Mom asked.

'There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most,''
Sidharth said.

It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how
Sidharth remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Venkat's family had taken it.

'Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him,'
Sidharth said. 'I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom.'

It had been about two weeks since Mr. Venkat died. Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. 'Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days,' the note read.

Early the next day
Sidharth retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. 'Mr. Venkatraman' it read. Sidharth the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Sidharth's hands shook as he read the note inside.

'Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to
Sidharth. It's the thing I valued most in my life.' A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Sidharth carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.

Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:

Sidharth, Thanks for your time! -Venkatraman.'

'The thing he valued most time'

Sidharth held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. 'Why?' Charu, his assistant asked..

'I need some time to spend with my son,' he said.

'Oh, by the way, Charu, thanks for your time!'

'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away,'

Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

1. At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

4. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

5. You mean the world to someone.

6. If not for you, someone may not be living.

7. You are special and unique.

8. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you trust God to do what's best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

11. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

12. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

13 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy

14. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.


goooooood girl said...

Very good......

Divya said...

Good one !!

[can u pls remove this word verification........just a friendly suggestion!]

"Its my world" said...

@ divya

//Good one !!

[can u pls remove this word verification........just a friendly suggestion!]//

Thanx 4 ur comments divya.....& for ur suggestion too, surely i'll remove the word verification

ஆயில்யன் said...

//Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy

ரியலி வெரி சூப்பர் !

ஒவ்வொரு வரிகளும் நிதானித்து படித்து அதில் பயணிக்க வேண்டும் நிச்சயம் ஒரு முழுமையான மனிதனாக இருக்க நினைப்பவர்கள்!

"Its my world" said...

//ரியலி வெரி சூப்பர் !

ஒவ்வொரு வரிகளும் நிதானித்து படித்து அதில் பயணிக்க வேண்டும் நிச்சயம் ஒரு முழுமையான மனிதனாக இருக்க நினைப்பவர்கள்!//

thanx for ur comments ஆயில்யன் :)


வணக்கம் சகோதரி....

இத்தனை நாட்கள் நிம்மதியாய் இருந்த உங்களை மீண்டும் தொல்லை செய்ய வந்து விட்டேன்...

என்ன ஆச்சு ? எங்க போனீங்க ? என்ற உங்கள் கேள்விகள் எனக்கு கேட்டாலும்... மன்னித்து விடுங்கள்.... வருவேன் விடை தருவேன்...

நாளை தீபாவளி திருநாள்

தங்களுக்கும் தங்கள் குடும்பத்தார்க்கும்

எமது உளங்கனிந்த

தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்...

மீண்டும் சந்திப்போம்..


மிக்க அன்புடன்


பி.கு: பதிவுகள் படித்த பின் கருத்து பதிவு செய்வேன்....

அதுவரை மன்னிக்க வேண்டுகிறேன்...



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Aruna said...

This one was very touchy.I was moved and learnt a lot
anbudan aruNaa

Mathu Krishna said...

Perfect one Bhava...

"Its my world" said...

@ Aruna
//This one was very touchy.I was moved and learnt a lot
anbudan aruNaa//

Thank u:)

"Its my world" said...

@ Mathu Krishan

//Perfect one Bhava...

Thanxx madhu :)))