Last year this time on this day of new year 2020 I was at a party with my wife. There was some news about lockdown in a far off place in China . No one in their wildest dreams could have predicted what was to follow.
The world came to a halt , literally , everything stopped as the pandemic spread.
Lives were being lost , the was economic gloom , so many business suffered , people lost their jobs , there was panic across the world.
I had been postponing plans to travel the world and now there was no chance of travel.
During this period I lost my school friend and my mentor. So much changed .
The one big lesson of 2020 is don’t take life for granted. Life can change in a moment . It changed for many families who lost their loved ones in the pandemic and for the countless many who lost their jobs and incomes , who yet struggle every day.
Life changed for the family of my friend who died not out of COVID but due to sudden cardiac arrest. Till the night he passed away he was in touch and in good health then the next day he was gone.
Don’t postpone your dreams , don’t die with your song in your heart , you have but only one life , don’t take it for granted.
Living , loving and leaving a legacy behind is what life is about .
Life is not about playing safe , not living , postponing life to the future. It would be stupid , you cannot be sure of tomorrow.
The heavy baggage of what will happen in the future has stopped many from living now and playing safe . Yet the only certainty of the future is that it is uncertain.
2021 is another adventure that begins today , I do not know how this year will unfold but as I type these words I know this moment I am sharing my gift and that is all that matters .