What do you wish for??

We all have wishes.. Some weird ones, some sweet ones, some stupid, some impossible, some greedy, some needy.. But it was few days back that i realized that not only what i wish for is utterly baseless but also selfish. All my wishes have been so self centered and greedy that i hate myself for being that way. This self realisation was a result of my visit to an oldage home. I realised that just as shown in Bruce Almighty, God sure has many wishes to attend to and He knows what should be given to whom and when. So if your wish aint fulfilled yet, it may be because God helped someone more needy. And well sometimes he makes even the needy ones wait, may be because stupid wishes made by people like me are keeping him busy..
I never felt my wish to get the latest edition of iphone more useless until i got to know that a lady somewhere prays that even if just for a day but she can live without pain in her knees..
When one old lady told me that two of her grand children who are 12yrs and 9yrs of age work so that the family survives i felt it utter nonsense that i complain about the struggling life i have..
I will try and not crib about the food i get because there are people who dont even wish to eat, they have no appetite, no wish to live..
I fight with my mom on the pettiest of issues and there is someone who depends on others to get cash so that she can meet her children..
All the people there wanted was just someone to talk to them, listen to them, show them that they are important and needed, to tell them that everything will be okay.. The smile that we saw and the excitement with which they answered when asked about their favorite daily soaps is unmatched to any feeling.. The joy of giving was never so great.. And what did we give?? Just a little time which i would have wasted sleeping or watching tv.. I dont think there exists a more cruel act than deserting someone who has put the soul in you.. If not for our parents, we would not exist. Ofcourse all the parents i met there loved their children so much that they never thought about securing their future and happily used up all they have for their children who have now left them to get a life filled with lonliness, living on terms of the oldage home unable to do what they wish for.. And here i was thinking that bhagban is just another fictional movie.. Silly me!!
So next time you make a wish, wait. Think about such people and if your wish still seems worthwhile, go ahead.


4 thoughts on “What do you wish for??

  1. self realisation..hmmm…v surely gt 2 learn many thngs by visiting places lyk dis…i stil remem dat positive feelng n joy i felt comng bck frm orphanage..it jst left me wid a big smile on my face dat eveng..tho i cnt describe it much in words lyk u 🙂 🙂

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