“It’s Not Fair!”

This was perhaps what my bag…Yes! You read it right…my bag, silently screamed.

For years, every single day, that I drive to work, my favorite bag that I bring to work finds its comfortable and rightful place – in the front passenger side of my car.

Yesterday, a friend rode with me, and I let her sit in the front passenger side of my car. Naturally, and without second thought, I tossed my bag in the backseat to give that space to my friend to sit. After dropping her off, I headed to my work. As soon as I parked, I instinctively reached for my bag beside me…it was not there! It took me a while to remember…I tossed it at the back seat of my car, earlier. You may laugh at me, but the first feeling that caught me was…I was being insensitive. Yes, you may think I’m nuts, but that’s exactly what I felt. I was not over-reacting.

While I was walking out of the parking lot towards my office building, I was still feeling bad. I thought to myself I need to apologize. Oh, boy! Apologize? To who? To a bag? But then, realization finally dawned on me…it was not just about the bag. It was more of how we treat everything, and how we empathize with everybody’s feeling for that matter.

I believe you and I will agree on one thing: Never, ever take things, and most especially…People, for granted.



Comments on: "“It’s Not Fair!”" (5)

  1. Your writings are so very insightful, and each one usually holds a life lesson for the reader. I always enjoy your posts.

  2. The thought and the lesson of the story is so touching. Yes never take anything and anyone for granted especially your loved ones. I’ve read this before but I got time now to comment. I feel guilty at times after yelling at my kids when they don’t seem to listen what I want them to do and to behave the way I want them to be. I realized that after such action, that’s their nature, they challenge you, they have their own level of thinking and they don’t need to be yelled at. When I had no kids yet, I always prayed to God to be gifted with a child, and when they came, it’s not like I asked for somebody to yell at. Kids are to be nurtured and loved. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • Very true sentiment of a mother. Yes, you are right…kids are so precious and each one of them is different in their own unique way. Whatever they do, parents should never take for granted of their existence in our lives.

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