Monday, October 28, 2013

There's a great big beautiful tomorrow...

October 2013. Our first trip to Disney world. My favorite attraction - "Carousel of Progress"

A ride where the audience revolves around a stage to see the Progress we made over the years starting from the turn of century... It is hard to believe that there was a time when there was no electricity, cell phones, planes, TV and even water supply at homes.

People back then never thought that they could fly one day, or there would be moving pictures on a box or they could talk to someone far far away...and the daily chores can be done by just pressing a button. 

But this is all a reality today. Just because someone had a dream. And they worked on the dream to make it true. 

I came out of the ride with a lovely song to hum...With a hope that tomorrow is going to be beautiful...And knowing that nothing is impossible. It is just a dream away!!! All we need to do is dream and work to make our dreams come true.

As much as I loved the concept, I loved the song that was played as we revolved around the stage. And I have been humming this ever since...:) 

There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow’s just a dream away
Man has a dream and that’s the start
He follows his dream with mind and heart
And when it becomes a reality
It’s a dream come true for you and me
So there’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Just a dream away
PS. I went to this show/ ride thrice. Try to find this on youtube. I am sure you will end up humming this song all day long...

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Being Thankful...


I was driving my kids to school this morning. At a red light, I looked back at my older one to say something and I felt some discomfort in my eye. I had never felt that before. The light turned green and we kept going. 

When I felt it again while in front of my computer later during the day, I resorted to our best (or not so best) friend google to see what it could be. Biggest mistake right? Ignorance is sometimes bliss. 

After reading all the scary stories and looking at horrific pictures, I was scared that I might loose my eyesight. Too quick to conclude? Probably the mind is programmed to believe bad over good. 

All of a sudden all these thoughts started coming to my mind as to how life would be if that happens. I wont be able to see my kids? No TV, No computer, No reading, No colors, No life? 

Within an hour and half after pleading with the scheduler, I was at the Ophthalmologist. With every letter I read on the board I felt I topped the class. With every test being cleared, gave me a sense of satisfaction that everything is alright. The doctor concluded that everything is fine and the pain is due to the inflammation and should go away. I breathe a sigh of relief. 

But wait, doctor, you dialated my pupil, I cannot see anything. How would I drive back home? 
You are fine driving it is just in the room that you cannot see for a couple of hours.

I came out with blurry vision. Saw 2 missed calls on my phone, but could not read who was the caller. Sent voice message to Sachin and he replied with a text. Could not read it. Came back home and tried to work on computer, could not. Thought of catching up with my DVRed shows. Could not. Finally I resorted to bed and closed my eyes. 

While I closed my eyes and got a moment to think, I thought about people who actually do not have eye sight or for some reason lost it. My heart was heavy, and I could feel their pain. I could feel a tear coming out of my dilated eyes.

As after a point, those thoughts started making me uncomfortable so I called some friends. By the time my phone calls ended I could see better. I thanked God for my vision and for everything I have. I realized that sometimes, being thankful is the most comforting thing you can do for yourself.