03rd June, 2019
How does that saying go, again? ‘Don’t be sad it’s over, be glad it happened’, or something like that? A friend of mine mentioned on his social media about how much he missed his old apartment, having moved to a new one a few days back. It took me back to the happy days I’d spent at my old apartment in a different city. That house had seen a lot of fun and laughter and I’ll forever be grateful for the memories.”
It’s true. Our apartment was not a very big one, mind you. It was enough for the four of us. But a few times every year, all of my cousins would come over for festivals and we would have the craziest, noisiest times ever! Now that I’m in a different city and we’re all busy adulting, festivals have become kinda’ lonely and they’re not as fun as they used to be. But that doesn’t negate all the good times, now does it?
Now that I look back, some of the best memories of my life have been made in the apartment we once called our home. We’d spend the nights catching up with each other, pulling the craziest pranks, narrating horror stories, watching Disney classics or sci-fi movies and then we’d wake up really, really early in the AM to go to the beach to catch the sunrise. We didn’t realize how good we had it back then until one of my cousins got married and it all started feeling like an unreal haze. In a way, we all really did grow up together.
We don’t know when the tides of change can sweep us off-balance. All we can do, though, is be grateful for the good times, and graciously welcome anything and everything new that comes our way. Nobody is that comfortable with change because the very factor of unpredictability scares us, and yet, it has a certain allure to it. Who knows, maybe this change is exactly what we need!
So, as grateful as I’ll ever be for what could possibly be some of the happiest memories in my life, I can’t go back to them for comfort. If you’ve ever had to face a similar situation, I’m sure you’ll understand what this feels like. But otherwise, I’m so glad I could live it, blissfully unaware that it would ever end. It’ll always remain close to my heart.
Those were the days, huh?
Hey guys! For Day 4 of gratitude, I had to write about a happy memory and this happens to be one of the happiest. Let me know in the comments below about which memory makes you the happiest and most grateful. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.