Who is man’s best friend?
Did I hear you say a dog? At least that is what half of the one billion population think of, thanks to the cliché dialogue etched in our hearts.Now who is really man’s best friend? I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Have you thought about it?
Its time you stop counting your friends. I am not talking about “Ramu, Shamu, Damu and all”. I am talking about the things with which we are spending more time with. Do we not spent more time with TV, iPod, laptop and internet in the forms of orkut, twitter, Facebook, sms, emails, pings than a friendly open chat with your best friend?
And in spite of all these connectivity and networking we are not able to sustain some relations.
You were a great gang, inseparable teams, best buddies!! You vowed to each other to be together no matter what happens! The last day of your school and college did you say “keep in touch”, because I have done that and all that is left of it for me is an inbox clogging with forwards, custom-made scraps and same dry messages on New Year, Christmas and Friendship day. At times all of my friends sent me the same message that I can’t but help smiling at the creator of the message and smile.
My happiness seeking mind finds relief now in the forwarded messages by thinking that whether it was forwarded or not, someone thought of wishing me and I feel special. I will think I have to do something special for them and find out excuse after excuse to postpone it.
Am I that busy? I would be lying if I say “Yes, I am busy”. The excuses that I find are not because I do not want to do something for friends. But because I want to avoid confronting the reality of spending some time alone trying to sort out emotions and feelings. Lately I spent some time picking cards, wrapping gifts and choosing books for friends. The happiness that flooded me is beyond words. I closed my eyes trying to visualize how happy the receiver would be and it made my day. No expectations and no returns.
The best day in life is when you see your loved ones happy. Aah!! Don’t blush girls and don’t puff up your muscles boys. I am not talking about love of your life. I am talking about all those who you love and who loves you. The pleasure of choosing a gift for a friend, taking all the time and poring your head about “will she like it or not?”, seeing your close friend falling in love, thinking about your best buddy taking cooking lessons for her married life, wondering about my best friends discovering life in their work places and to feel that special moment of connection which are beyond words, distance and the burgeoning technology.
Coming a full circle, my question echoes “Who is man’s best friend?”
I would say that “Google” is man’s best friend.You have any query you Google it: your needs, doubt and even to find out your love percentage. Strange is it not? Some things which you could simply ask, discuss and enjoy figuring out , you type it in Google like,
“How to make friends?”
“How to fall in love?”
“How to impress girlfriend?”,
when all you need to do is look into yourself, search within and it is there nestled within you. You know it. You know exactly how to go about things if you just open your heart and embrace life for all that it is worth of.
Let the sweetness of love fill your heart and the fragrance of life titillate your senses, because that is what I did and it makes a huge difference to our life worth a thousand smiles.