Dr. Abdul Kalam Ji, a renowned Indian scientist and politician says:
When I was a kid, my mom only cooked food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, mom placed a plate of subzi (vegetables) and extremely burnt roti in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if anyone in my family besides me noticed the burnt roti. But dad just ate his roti and asked me, “So, son how was your day at school. I hope you had a great time.” I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to dad for the burnt roti when they were sitting on the sofa after dinner. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I loved burnt roti that you made.”
Later that night, I went to kiss daddy good night in his bedroom and asked him, “Dad, did you really like eating your roti that was burnt.” He tenderly wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your momma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides, a burnt roti never hurts anyone but harsh words do!” He further said, “You know beta, life is full of imperfect things, and imperfect people. I am not the best and am hardly good at anything! I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learnt over the years is: “To accept each other’s faults the way they are and choose to celebrate relationships.”
Life is too short to wake up with regrets! Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t. Enjoy life now. It has an expiry date and you never know when is yours.
A Saint was asked: “What is anger?” He gave a beautiful answer, “It is a punishment we give to ourselves for somebody else’s mistake.” Therefore, train your mind to see the good in everyone and everything and life will be beautiful.