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?


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.