Meeting and spending time with important people in our life is a smart way to nurture any relationship, let it be brother, sisters or cousins or friends. In those days during festivals and ceremonies all family members, near and dear gather and share their success and failures in their lives. It used to be a way of vent and also a chance to take lessons from others lives and experiences.
Sharing helped to deal a lot of problems which there by lead to less stress or de stress. But these days meeting relatives remains a big question, due to various reasons not being same with every one.
This lead to loss of touch between the relations and there by no sharing of plus and minus of our lives and at times heavy load of worries builds up. In the words of Shakespeare:
"Sorrows breaks seasons, and reposing hours,
Makes the night morning, and the noon-tide night."
One way of getting rid of un necessary worries and stress is to be in the company of friends and relatives. They are our well wishers and we feel light when we discuss with them our trivial issues which bothers us day in and day out.
Take time out off your busy routines for yourself and your family. Keep away from those with whom you are not comfortable. Try to be in touch with the one whom you trust and love. Sometimes Life brings to us surprises and be there to grab it.
"Opportunity to be seized on all occasions of life"
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries,
On such a full sea are we now afloat:
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
The year 2021 was kind enough to had made me meet by cousin after 8 long years when he (Himachal) came from USA on a two months trip to India. It was really a happy meet and all three of our cousins too joined us on the Christmas Day and all had a lively time together fondly remembering our childhood activities.
One more fine meeting was also blessed to me when I went to meet by cousin (Vanchanna) during my trip to her home town. It was almost a decade that I last met her. She has become quite elderly lady. Surprise made her stand still for few minutes in welcoming me. Time has passed so quickly that I found her busy in her family and she becoming the senior citizen. Though she is eldest of all my cousins, when we were little ones, she will play for long time with all of us without getting bored. Now in the same way she is with her family members taking definite care of them all.
Take time to enjoy all the little things that happen around you and when ever you get a chance to meet your loved ones, don't postpone.
Reflections on Life
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle !
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,