Days slip into weeks, weeks turn into months and
months transform into years.
Calendars are changing and so am I.

Yes, I am changing.

In certain things age has mellowed me down,
in others I have become more aggressive .
Sometimes I find myself acting very wise and
sometimes I just go crazy.
Certain issues will have me speaking vociferously
whereas at others I just shrug and remain silent.
Yes, I am changing.

After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse,
my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself*.
Yes, I am changing.

I just realised that I am not “Atlas"
and the world does not rest on my shoulders*.
Yes, I am changing.

I now stopped bargaining with poor vegetables
and fruits vendors. After all, a few rupees more
is not going to burn a hole in my pocket
but it might help the poor fellow save
for his daughter’s school fees.
Yes, I am changing.

I pay the money to cab driver and walk away
without waiting for the change.The extra money
might bring a smile on his face.
After all he is toiling much harder for a living than me.
Yes, I am changing.

I stopped telling the elderly that they have already
narrated that story many times.After all, the story
makes them walk down the memory lane and relive the past.
Yes, I am changing.

I have learn not to correct people even when I know
they are wrong. After all ,the onus of making
everyone perfect is not on me.
Peace is more precious than perfection.
Yes, I am changing.

I give compliments freely and generously .
After all its a mood enhancer not only for
the recipient but also for me.
Yes, I am changing.

I have learnt not to bother about my creased shirt
or mismatched skirt.
After all, personality speaks louder than appearances.
Yes, I am changing.

Nowadays I don't bother if my eyebrows are not done
or fine lines are showing on my forehead.
After all beauty of my soul outshines the beauty of my face.
Yes, I am changing.

I am learning not to let others make me feel incompetent.
After all I am not only what they see in me.
I might not be good at certain things but I am excellent at others.
Yes, I am changing.

I walk away from people who don't value me.
After all, they might not know my worth, but I do.
Yes, I am changing.

I remain cool when someone plays dirty politics
to outrun me in the rat race.
After all I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.
Yes, I am changing.

I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions.
After all it's my emotions that make me human.
Yes, I am changing.

I now tell people if I like them.
After all ,there is nothing wrong in liking someone.
Yes, I am changing.

I have learnt that its better to drop the ego than
to break a relationship.
After all, my ego will keep me aloof whereas
with relationships I will never be alone.
Yes, I am changing.

I demand for whatever is due to me.
After all, accepting injustice is almost as bad as doing injustice.
Yes, I am changing.

I've learnt to live each day as if it were the last.
After all, it might be the last .
Yes, I am changing.

I am doing what makes me happy.
After all, I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to me.


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