After a very very long blogging vacation, today I decided to shed off my laziness and pen down the thoughts whirling in my mind since all these days, which seemed to me like forever. Something struck me today. It hit me, literally; even though I knew it long since. There are encounters so simple, which stir the emotions deep and make your soul so calm that you see the reflections of your own soul in the tranquility of the waters.
Yesterday evening (well, I should call it night since it was 11:30 pm :p ) I was busy working on my laptop and reading random stuff side by side on Facebook (FB links of some articles are so amazing, I NEED to have some cheat time in between 😀 ). And then suddenly, my phone started crashing. My mobile memory was giving an error saying it was full and I could hardly access my phone memory. Grief and panic struck me. I am a person so dependent on technology that when such disasters happen, I’d begin to sob (sounds silly, I know !). I tried my best to restart my phone at least 5 times and tried to back up some data from my phone memory. I could back up 70% stuff, but the MOST IMPORTANT thing which kept me worried was my contact list. I had a 4-month-old back up, but it didn’t have the updates I had made in the interim duration. I tried over a dozen times but could by no means back up them. It was 12:30 am, my messenger app was working; so I asked my cousin who is a techno geek to call me (since I didn’t have this number !!). But even he couldn’t help me fix the issue. A similar thing had happened some months back, and I knew I had no alternative other than to format my phone memory.
Well, then the story goes on. I made a new beginning downloading all apps in my phone, logging into all accounts, retrieving contacts, etc etc. Half of my morning was spent in all this and I was in such a bad temper cursing that breakdown.
Also, in my newsfeed on FB today, I came across 2 articles; 1 about a young 22 year old employee who suddenly breathed his last on earth after being bogged down by long work hours and the second in which almost after a month, Facebook’s COO expressed her grief on the sudden demise of her husband.
All these things together put me into thinking deep. These are the few things I have realised with both technology and human lives:
1. Things can break down suddenly, yes, ALL OF A SUDDEN
2. There would be no warnings
3. You would always be too lazy to regularly take backup of most important stuff when such disasters happen (In case of life, we are too busy “Living” to actually live and enjoy).
4. Such breakdowns can either be a jolt (temporary & can be recovered with some efforts) or an irreversible change. (Jolts can be in the form of a short-term sickness, external changes, etc.)
5. Always be thankful to the “JOLTS”. Jolts like these make us realise the beauty and simplicity of “old & routine” which we often take for granted. Jolts make us start from the scratch & give us a whole new perspective – a process in which we again re discover things we overlooked and forgot long back.
6. They teach us how important it is to take regular backups as something’s can happen in the blink of an eye
7. They make us cherish memories and at the same time, embrace the change with a smile
8. When you begin afresh after a stumbling block, you begin to value things so consciously and with so much of love.
9. There are at times, irreversible changes. Like a file once deleted from recycle bin, and has no scope to be recovered. We cannot run away from them, no matter how hard we try. Accept this.
10. Life is utmost fragile. Live in the present, savour every moment, make memories, never hold back anything, forgive unconditionally, hold no regrets and wishes unfulfilled.
11. Most importantly, never fail to express gratitude and love. Setbacks do happen. But that should no matter hold you back from loving a thing/ person. Always write the good times on a stone and the bad ones on sand…
What are your thoughts on this ??? Do let me know in the comments below.