Whatever you do, however you do ultimately must fetch a positive result and must give you a satisfaction. When you are satisfied happiness knocks at your door. To entertain this guest of happiness you need consistency in work. Consistency in work comes only when you are passionate towards what you do.
Recall the way your mom and grandmas managed the house with a smile on their lips always. Does it mean they had no pitfalls? Obviously there would have been but their focus was on working for family members which kept them with a never give-up spirit. Consistency in work kept them active and energetic. In fact there were no electrical appliances for the household chores like today. Inspite of all the manual work we have seen them being engaged in procuring certain other skills like knitting, painting etc. They had regular food and sleep pattern which kept them always on track and boosted their fervour. Coming together of family members was a bliss. It was like a celebration or carnival during holidays when everyone would be under one roof. Life was altogether bliss.
Today we are able to carry out all the tasks as our moms did. We are in a techie world with gadgets in a rat race for making money. We call it multi-tasking as we work on different platforms to earn more and more. We hardly have time for family and friends. There are care takers and nannies attending to the needs of our family members. We have CCTVs installed at home to check how efficient the care takers are. We tend to forget that nothing is more soothing than the touch of a mother who personally takes care of people at home. I agree times have changed and we are towards modernity but should this change devour the family bonds and relationships. We need to think where we are heading to. In our youth we are busy making money with no ‘ME’ time. We justify by saying that all this money is for our loved ones with whom we are going to relax at a later stage. But as years pass by, as we have amassed wealth we find a void as we are left out. Our loved ones have moved away from us in pursuit of their dreams. Only then do we realise that in the spree of making money we forgot to build up relationships. We regret but no use crying over spilled milk. My message to readers of STHREEJEEVAN is that make time for your loved ones and make them feel special. Create memories that can be cherished for a life time. The rest will follow.
by Sujatha Sairam, Chennai