B-U-S-Y
……haseena

The most distasteful and unpalatable word ever….

I have begun to resent this word in recent times and consider it the most “cruel” and “lame” excuse one can ever give….

Its an undebatable fact that people have become busier than ever…

The men have become , ” busy” in earning more and more….

The women have become , ” busy” in multi tasking…job-family-kids…

The children have become, “busy”and are struggling to keep up with their academics..

There was a time when fathers returned home to their families, spent time with their kids…helping with homework…shopping for veggies and groceries…sharing anecdotes from their workplace.

There was a time when the women of the house prepared a full fledged nutritious meal and enjoying it all.

There was a time when the kids returned home from school , put their bags away and rushed out to play outdoor games…
Alas but not anymore.

In addition to all these are the challenges of a technological world…mobiles,television, internet, and various other social media.

A friend once told me…Hey Haseena …the busiest person finds time for everything…and the words have remained with me ever since….

It hardly takes a few minutes to attend to a missed call from a friend…

It hardly takes a few seconds to reply to messages from friends…just a tap on the smiley is enough…

It hardly takes any time to talk to your kids on a day to day basis..

It hardly takes a few seconds to share a laugh with your spouse…

It hardly takes a few minutes to talk to your aged parents…

These few minutes make all the difference in making your ordinary life into an extraordinary one.

I can’t help but quote a poem by Henry William Davies….

LEISURE
……..William Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

………Never ever hurt your near and dear ones by saying you are B U S Y, believe me its not worth it…

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