Savor The Moment

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Clocking more than 12 hours at office, spending 2 hours in travel sapped all my energy. The busyness alienated me from family and friends. ‘Dead on my feet’, that was me.

A heart attack at 38 finally gave me a jolt. And I realized that I have to live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. I must savor every moment.

It was tough in the beginning but I slowed down my pace. I now take time to eat food. Smile often. Appreciate small gestures…

Now that I am enjoying the gift of living, I know I am truly alive.

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Β Linking this toΒ 100 words on Saturday at Write TribeΒ prompt of ‘Truly Alive’

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53 thoughts on “Savor The Moment

  1. LOL @ ‘I now take time to eat food’. My life’s goal is NEVER to miss a single meal and to enjoy every meal. I never allowed/will allow work to get in the way of this goal!! It’s sad that one needs a heart attack to realize this. Good shocking narration that drives the point home.

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    • Yeah, in the busyness of our life, we just have time to gobble up the food and no time to enjoy every bite. Sometimes, we learn a lesson only when we stumble and fall. Thanks Rajesh! πŸ™‚

    • Well said, Jayashree. The competitive world around us pushes us to move fast in every spheres of our life. In the process of running from morn to night, we often forget to love and enjoy our life.

  2. Everybody is so busy chasing after that big happiness that they just neglect the small happinesses that come their way. ‘No time to stop and stare’, is what they keep chanting and then they realise that these small happinesses are what keep them truly alive. Loved your post. πŸ™‚ (Like always)

    • True, we sometimes get so busy with the chaos around us that we forget to enjoy or savour the moment! Personally, I have seen that observing the kids at play or really listening to a song or being in that moment is so refreshing and such a happy feeling! Thanks a lot, Shilpa. You are too kind πŸ™‚

  3. A good message . Slow down and enjoy life for yourself today, for we have only one life that is precious. A heart-attack need not knock on one’s door to warn about the change in life-style.

  4. Sad that it is often a scary wake up call in life like a heart attack that makes a person finally start taking care of themselves. By then the damage is done. My dad was like that. His first heart attack was a major wake up call for him and he immediately quit smoking and took care to watch what he ate as a result.
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  5. One of the most beautiful post on Being Alive, Shilpa. We often forget that we have to be alive but most often we are living corpses. In a way, I am happy, I lost my job coz my job was my life. True, I was getting fulfillment but at what cost the soul? Thanks for this post and for the kind words you dropped on my space.
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  6. Live in the moment !!! Enjoy life in all its colours. We get to hear these lines, these days so frequently. Probably because everyone is running after that elusive goal. This is the way of life we have come to accept over the years. However, as you said, we must savor every moment and slow down our pace sometimes…Smile often. Appreciate small gestures…
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    • Absolutely! Somebody rightly said, all that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused!!

  7. Shilpa,we get so involved in our professional life and like to convince ourselves and the family ” It can’t happen to me”.It does happen,though
    I have personally gone through this,hence,take my suggestion.Work as much your body can withstand.Eat everything,but,in moderation including Liquor.
    A bit of regular exercise,nothing will go wrong.
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