Change – What should we be changing


What we should be changing at 65, 70, 75, 80 or at any age!

A friend of mine crossed 65. I asked him what’s changing? He sent me the following lines.*

*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”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.

*Yes, I am changing* — I have stopped bargaining with stallholders selling vegetables and fruit vendors. After all, a few Pesos more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his future needs

*Yes, I am changing* — I pay the taxi driver 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 stopped telling the elderly that they’ve already narrated that story many times. After all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane and relieve the past.

*Yes, I am changing* — I’ve 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. After all it’s a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me.

*Yes, I am changing* — I’ve learnt not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.

*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 have learnt that its 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’ve learnt to live each day as if it’s 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.

(Better start at ANY AGE)😆


(not mine – ROJ)


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