Thursday, 12 April 2012

When I'm old....

Last night, some of us went for the IPL match. I can’t even begin to describe the euphoria but here’s a glimpse – we have hoarse voices from cheering, our feet ache from stamping them but we are on top of the world today! Yes! We had what is called an evening well spent. It was like the world had set out to make sure we had fun! 

But what was the most amazing sight, was a couple, both grey haired, bent over with age, holding hands and walking into the stands to enjoy the match...and enjoy they did! He shot it on his camera phone, she got her bag stolen! And the best part was, she told security, but didn’t budge from her seat. They were so busy having fun, cheering with the younger lot, that they didn’t care!

But it set me thinking...all of us are so caught up in work and wondering what’s on the other side of getting out of the comfort zone, that we keep doing the same things over and over again. Also, if it were a work do, we’d all show up and be in front of the line, but we never do it for ourselves! We go for the most boring off sites (some of us even end up sacrificing our weekends for this), are the epitome of good cheer at an office parties, will go to the ends of the world to participate in anything that helps our careers, but when it comes to something that may enrich our lives, we get lazy. 

Another thought that came up was, I want to do things now! Not wait till I’m 80. And who knows, as I get older, I may not have anyone to do these fun things with.  And this couple, are my new role models! 

1 comment:

  1. When I am old I want to end up giving a whoop, a bottle of champagne in my hand and screaming...ah ...what a fabulous life!
    Lovet he post for it's spot-on point about priorities :)