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I am changing
By:Muhammad Rafi Karachi
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019, 2:21 pm

*APPROACHING 60 & 65s*
*A friend of mine crossed 60 and is heading to 65.*
*I asked him what's changing...?*
*He sent me following lines:*

Yes, I am changing....
*After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I just realised that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I now stopped bargaining with vegetables & fruits vendors. After all, a few Rupees more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I pay the taxi driver without waiting for the change. The extra money might bring a smile on his face. After all he is toiling much harder for a living than me*

Yes, I am changing....
*I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. After all, the story makes them walk down the memory lane & relive the past.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I've learnt not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. After all, the onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I give compliments freely & generously. After all it's a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me*.

Yes, I am changing....
*I've learnt not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. After all, personality speaks louder than appearances*.

Yes, I am changing....
*I walk away from people who don't value me. After all, they might not know my worth, but I do*.

Yes, I am changing....
*I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics to outrun me in the rat race. After all, I am not a rat & neither am I in any race*.

Yes, I am changing....
*I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. After all, it's my emotions that make me human.*

Yes, I am changing....
*I have learnt that its better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. After all, my ego will keep me aloof whereas with relationships I will never be alone*.

Yes, I am changing....
*I've learnt to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last* .

Yes, I am changing....
*I am doing what makes me happy. After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.*
🌿☘🍀🥒

*I decided to send this along because we can all learn to treat others with more compassion and stop being judgemental. Peace be with you all...*