Sunday, December 12, 2010

thoughts on the eve of the festival of lights

I wrote this on the eve of Diwali, but did not post it here. Like Pallavi did, i felt it is nice to reflect once in a while.

I hear some children laughing and bursting crackers outside the apartment. Ah, childhood, how easy it is to be happy! I thought it was shifting to the suburbs of Bangalore that has suddenly made me feel the chill nip in the air, but I realize, the year is slowly but surely coming to an end. On the eve of the festival of lights, as i send wishes to all my near and dear ones, i reflect and ask these questions to myself:
  • What or who inspired me this year?
  • How has my personal relationship with family, friends and colleagues been?
  • Did i make new friends?
  • What were my personal goals?
  • What were my career or financial goals?
  • What bogged me down?
  • What kept me going?
  • Did i go out of my way to help anyone?
  • How was my health?
  • Which book touched or uplifted me?
  • Did i lose anyone dear?
  • What new skill(s) did i acquire?
  • How much or what did i donate?
  • What hurt me?
  • Did i have a hobby? new/old
  • Which incident or what made me laugh like nuts?
  • What was the most important thing that happened this year?
  • Have i become a better person?

5 comments:

Ricercar said...

and the answers were?

:-)

Shrutzz said...

ahhh, nice questions...I would like to do this myself..
How you feeling now?

Shobana Jayaraman (Srikumar) said...

how many times did I feel happy?
what were those things that made me happy?


:)

AmitL said...

And the answers are...?Nice reflections, of course.

White Magpie said...

Post the answer to the last question. It would make for interesting reading.