Sunday, December 16, 2007


Its been so long since i have updated this blog.. I was so busy with so many GOOD things happening in life, didnt find time to sit and pen down my thoughts... But I think thats just an excuse I am making to make myself feel better.. hehe..

No but to think of it, all I keep thinking in Life is about LIFE! I don't know why but its just that I keep thinking of about life in general.. be it for me..for my family..some random person i meet..for anybody and everybody.. just think about how life is and what am I doing in it.. is it good..very good..very very good.. hehe.. its never might be NOT SO GOOD but never BAD as such.

Its NOT SO GOOD because we tend to compare it with other incidents which brought us joy..pleasure..happiness..smiles..etc etc.. but if we stop doing that.. at any given point of time in life, its GREAT!. There are so many amazing things in life which we have taken for granted..and thats y they arent valued as much as they should be...

I just read a beautiful poem yesterday written by Captain Vivek Shahi - INDIAN ARMY. It was so touching and so true..made me think so much..


Your alarm goes off; you hit the snooze and sleep for
another 10 minutes
He stays up for days on end

You take a warm shower to help you wake up
He goes days or weeks without running water

You complain of a "headache", and call in sick
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops
shirt, and go meet up with your friends
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt

You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty
He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and

You complain about how hot it is
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his
helmet to wipe his brow

You go out to lunch, and complain because the
restaurant got your order wrong
He doesn't get to eat today

Your wife/mother/ maid makes your bed and washes your clothes
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his
weapons are clean

You go to the mall and get your hair redone
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday

He holds his letter close and smells his love's

You roll your eyes as a baby cries
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and
wonders if they'll ever meet

You criticize your government, and say that war never
solves anything...
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own
people and remembers why he is fighting

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men
like him
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded
-and of the innocents who have no one to stand up for them

Isnt it awsome?

It made me realise how lucky i a life of real luxury.. being able to sleep so peacefully only because someone is standing out there all night making sure no body disturbs me and the whole nation... Just feel so grateful to each one of them...

So many things in life as i was saying are taken for granted.. they arent valued enough.. and once we start doing that LIFE will be GOOOD.VERY GOOD..VERY VERY GOOD.. Sometimes I feel each moment is teaching me so many things..looking at the poor people on the road..dealing with so many probs in life and yet managing to smile on simple things like pouring rains..chilled many things.. really valuing whatever they get from life..

I guess I have started valuing life more than ever. Getting up everday..anxiously waiting to know what is in store for this new day.. what new lessons it will teach.. what new jokes it will crack..

So here I am.. writing this post also made me think more deeply about life.. haha.. :) I guess i am super crazy :)

Hope you too have a all-new enhanced...full of joy and love and smile day!!! :)


The Bull said...

The old poet says:

'Through the travail of ages,
midst the pomp and toil of war,
have I fought,strove and perished,
countless times upon this star'

Amrita said...

hey anuj, That was a beautiful blog! You know the poem really touched my heart, hmm, its quite thought provoking, makes me feel so indebted to the soldiers for my life, and to you for writing this blog. This really gave a different perspective, and it kinda gets one to look at better things in and about life!

Thanks buddy!!!

Vishal said...

Wow, that was really beautiful!
Thank you for waking us cold people up, who just take things for granted..
your post really gave me a fresh perspective on things..
i owe you..

Your eternal fan,


Cookie said...

you're crazy, has anyone ever told u that? ya, me a million times, right? you should be a life coach or somethin.. btw ur the only person i know that everyone and i mean EVERYONE loves.. u just radiate of positivism.. keep up that spirit :)