May 31, 2010

Garbage Collection

Award winning post! Cherry on top award!

How long should we hang on to the past? My answer would be, "Forever the good; Never the other" Without much efforts we can all do the first part, however putting the second part in action takes some determination.

I have had very good memories growing up and hardly any bad. People always loved us, respected my parents, laughed together, cried with us, and so life was good. People I met later in life were different; they didn't love us as much, didn't care for my parents much, no laughing or crying together and life was a little rough.

They said this; did that; didn't do this; didn't say that. I am also at fault of similar "crimes" I said this, did that; didn't do this; didn't say that. In my mind, there is a reason for everything I said or did; but who cares for the reasons - their focus is on the action. Similarly they may have a reason too; but do I care; hardly.

From time to time pride comes in between demanding self dignity; or worse yet self pity comes in between suggesting aloofness and indifference. Lately I feel there needs to be an end to such "dangling references" and so I have started the process of "garbage collection" to clear out the system. What good is it to hold on to the past that brings fresh tears and a broken spirit? It will only reprieve the joy of present, and the peace of future. Also, if we truly believe God is in control, why do we carry it all?

Imagine how it will be if we don't empty our garbage bins regularly. Now imagine keeping the garbage for years and years to come... Can we stand the smell of it? Will people care to stop by? Will it keep us all hale and healthy? Will it help improve the quality of life? Will it help make a happy family?

As you would agree, it is not worth renting space in our minds for such garbages of the past... It is time to let loose the garbage of life and travel light. To keep the air fresh and to build a happy home.

As I try to "walk the talk"... here's wishing you the best with your garbage collection too.


Amrit said...

One of the best post you wrote.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you A! Your comments are such an encouragement.... Appreciate it much.

~ NRIGirl

Y L said...

pinnanavaihalai maranthu, munnanavaihalai naadi, parama azhaippin panthaya porulukkaha ilakkai nokki thodaruhiren......Holy Bible

NRIGirl said...

That's a perfect verse Amma!

Here's the translation, "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Anonymous said...

Good one NRI Girl

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Anonymous!

Bikram said...

Wow.. I came to ur post via "A" , and now i know why he gave ur article the award.. very well writen exceptional...

yeah thanks for wishes when we WALK THE TALK... hope i do too someday :)

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Bikramjit! Appreciate your comments.

~ NRIGirl

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