If I had to make a wish list of things that I would buy from Quendo - luxury gateway of western fashion and accessories. It would be a list of something for my entire family. Right from my Father in law to the kids and also for my maid. I love to share the previliges I get, no matter how big or small they are. So would have a gift picked for everyone and handed over to them on the eve of the new year. Everyone will welcome the New Year 2012 with the surprise.... I am sure it'll bring a smile on everyones' face. That hapiness is priceless to me!!
Thursday, 10 November 2011
“Time is free, but it’s priceless,
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you’ve lost it, you can’t get it back”
- Harvey Mackey.
If I got two extra hours in a day how would I spend them?
Well if you think of it we have 24 hours in a day, if I was given another 2 hours it would just be “Me” time.
I would sleep for half an hour more, as it’s supposed to be therapeutic, catch up on my beauty sleep! And the next half an hour that I have will be purely for exercising and meditation as the saying goes, “A healthy mind is in a healthy body”. The remaining hour will be for my kids. Of that half an hour will be the interaction time and half an hour will be ‘story time’.
The rest of the 24 hours are of course planned or taken for granted! They are well utilized both for personal and professional means. In fact life is more of clock work. It keeps ticking. With Modern technology and mechanization we do have a lot of time at our hands for doing what our heart desires. A lady doesn’t have to keep herself occupied with the household chores in her waking hours but she can use the modern gadgets like the Mixer grinder, pressure cooker, Microwave oven, Washing machine, dish washer and loads of others to do her work in a jiffy and with precision. Technology and inventions are used for better efficiency and more free time. She can think of having a career and leading a fulfilling personal life. Managing her roles well and not feeling guilty about not giving her 100%. Today’s woman is lucky in many ways. She is smart enough to understand that and make the most of it.
My generation has seen the transition in a big way. When I was a kid, my mom switched from a kerosene stove to the LPG stove, we got our scooter, the mixer grinder, refrigerator, electric oven. Then came the water filter, later replaced by Aqua guard. Life seemed to be so much easier already. Soon to join was the food processor, double door refrigerator, scooter was replaced by the family car, and the washing machine was fully automatic with even a 6th sense and the microwave entered the kitchen. I felt there could not have been better inventions; the mundane chores hardly required you to break your head at them. Instead you had so much more free time that you could use it for much more and get much more from your life! Voila!!
When I got married and moved into my own house, these gadgets got me going and I understood their importance in my life. I see myself as a successful home maker and a career woman. It would not have been possible without these modern gadgets.
A quote by Stacey Charter summarizes my ideas and beliefs about time.
“Life is all about timing, the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable … attainable. Have patience, wait it out… it’s all about timing.”