I picked up the folded paper from Tarun’s table and saw names of movies scribbled on it. I was about to trash it when he snatched the paper from my hand and thrust it in his pocket.
“What will you do with this stupid list”? I asked him, cleaning the mess on his table.
“It’s a list of those movies I wanna watch before I turn 25” replied Tarun seriously.
“Are you retiring post you turn 25?” I snapped back.
“There are so many things in life I wanna do. Its just a small wish list before 1/4th of my life, so that I don’t crib for things I missed”.
I wanted to tell him how I had also made a wish list couple of years back. The only difference was that my wish list consisted of books to read and places to visit. However I didn’t say anything and smiled back at him.
His simple words had depth and lot of meaning in them.
Preeti has always been cribbing about being overweight. God save me whenever she goes for a diet plan. Thanks to internet that she came to know about GMD, an easy way to lose weight without working out. More than her, it was tough for me… (to chop kilos of fruits and vegetables and cook a quantity meant for 5 people. Trust me, it’s horrible!).
“I want to lose weight through GMD because I don’t have time to hit the gym .I want a new job which would leave me with some time for myself”.
Few months later…………
New, better job..more time for self.. joined gym…but……….
“This is not a good gym. I want a better one”. I silently prayed she dosen’t resort to GMD again.
And her wish list continues till date.
Akash wished, God wouldn't have snatched his wife to leave their 5 year old son alone in his company.
Rohit wished, he could earn more and improve his family’s financial condition. He wished for a decent job.
I wanted to write more, but running short of time…may be I see this in a form of a book some day. (Ah, another wish !!)
Lord make everybody’s wish list come to an end, may be, some day.