Do you ever wish you could go back in time and knew what you knew now then? Of course you did! What person on earth does not wish that?! We all wish we knew then what we know now. We would have made better decisions, would have known what to do, blah blah blah. But then what would we have learned? Nothing. What would we have gained? Nothing. Probably would have only gained a big head thinking we are so good in this game we call life. Truth of the matter is, I think it is a secret, we are not supposed to know what to do. But can we have a few notes? Some guidelines perhaps?
Sure! If there is a cliffs notes for Hamlet, I think we can have one for life as well. Now, funny thing about these guidelines; they are not books, rather they are living human beings. Wonderful and exciting human beings. Ever heard of “don’t judge a book by its cover?”
Well, don’t judge your elders based on their appearance. Yeah they may walk a little slower and you may need to repeat a few things to them every now and then, but what? That does not mean they have not led extraordinary lives and do not have any rich memories/life lessons to bestow upon us–no. Talk to them, listen to them, breathe in their words. Listen to the powerful words they unleash. It is so beautiful when they speak, you almost want to cry tears of happiness. It is as if they take all your stress and worries, and send them away.
Spending time with our elders reminds us to be thankful that we are living, breathing, healthy, and happy; happy to be a part of this world and a part of our loving, warm family. They teach you things you can not learn in school or from books, they teach you to let go. Why are their words so powerful, you wonder? Well, simply because they are living breathing proof. They have played the game, now they are on the sidelines smiling and cheering you on. Be happy.
Peace & love,