Saturday, 19 August 2017

Say What You Want to Say, Assert, and Do it Now

“If you have something to say, say it now; if you have something to give, give it now; if you have something to do, do it now; before it is too late for she already found the courage of hearing it from someone else.” ~ Unknown

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

There are so many things we want to say, but our inhibitions do not allow us to assert. Life is very short and we cannot keep postponing things forever. If you want to say something, say it now, in this moment or as soon as possible, well before it is too late.

We often linger, until a man or woman concerned is hanging between valuable life and final departure. We wait incessantly, before we let them know of our admiration and before we articulate our love and appreciation for them. Do it now, lest it is too late and you regret.

We may not get another chance to express our gratitude. Express thanks to the driver who drove you to your home safely, say thanks to the cook who has served you a nice meal, and bless the farmer who has supplied vegetables and fruits. When your friend makes you smile, thank her/him for being in your life. When your boss gives you a new task, say thanks. Express your feelings boldly, without postponing. Live in the moment by expressing your gratitude when you feel it.

The present moment is an appropriate time to do it. Do it now, without waiting further. Say now, what you feel, at the first opportunity. Our days on this earth are numbered. You know, we all will be gone soon. We must promptly say what we want to say, well before we are gone.

Taking care of friends, relatives and family members, and expressing appreciation and gratitude is a magnificent idea. Never wait, until it is too late, to tell the person how much you appreciate him or her. Life is short…too short to postpone what you have to say. Say it while they are still with you in this world, when they can listen to you, and sense the love you have for them. We also need to be aware and express gratitude of every moment given and shared.

Sometimes, while expressing those important words to a friend or special someone, the emotions overpower us, and we can’t convey our feelings, the way we want. The emotions and words get jumbled up. We feel something, but say something completely different. We should, therefore, be honest and say promptly, without delay, what we sincerely feel. There is a very good quote from Michael Landon, the Hollywood actor who passed away at the age of 55 from pancreatic cancer:

 “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we’re dying. Then we might live to the limit of every minute of every day.  ‘Do it,’ I say. There are only so many tomorrows.”

The present moment is the only moment, which is certain. Live compassionately and say thanks, as soon as possible, so that when you find yourself in the pre-departure area of life, you will be surrounded by all the persons you have touched. In case you depart suddenly, you will be remembered only with love and immense affection for the concern and kindness you shared, while you were still alive.

Ponder for a while and decide what you would do, if you have only 6 months to live. Prepare a list on a piece of paper or computer. This will be of enormous benefit to reset your priorities. Now, imagine that you have to live 100 years. In that eventuality, what changes will you like to make in the list? You will come to realize that there are so many things you will like to do and say in the present moment, but you unnecessarily keep postponing.

Now the past is over and today is a new day. Think and find out now, what you want to say. Do it now, today, and in this moment, lest you should miss the opportunity forever. Say thanks to your parents, friends and relatives for everything they have done. Thank your colleagues, subordinate and employees. Say it soon and when they least expect, and when it will make the maximum impact. Say thanks now to the worker who helped you by doing extra work, wife who served tasty food and child who served you with a glass of water. Bless the stranger who smiled at you in the way.

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