January 24, 2020

Gift your time to the right people… | Day 26

Yesterday, as a part of my Friday ritual I jotted down my to-do-list for the weekend that extended to the third page of my diary. Today, at seven in the morning I was all set to strike all the tasks off the list.

But I got a ping from a friend of mine half an hour later who’s suppose to return to the US in a couple of days. He asked me whether I was free.

I gave it a thought and answered, “Yes I can make it”.

He asked me twice for he was sceptical of my availability on a weekend as he’s quite aware of my long to-do-lists.

I reassured him that I can come over.

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Another friend of ours joined us and it turned out to be a beautiful unplanned meet.

What we did :

We chatted on a wide range of topics – right from the lifestyle of the Americans there to why it’s difficult for women to conceive these days.

I was rather comfortable to give and receive all the knowledge we had. That’s the thing with having friends – we can talk to one another about anything and everything.

We also conversed about books and how to slip into conversations with anybody and everybody. The stressed-out life that we live in is slowly snatching away our basic skills like talking to people.

The four hours that I spent with them were all worth it. When I decided to sacrifice ( and then cover it up later ) on my to-do-list I knew I was making the right decision.

Time gifted to the right people is time invested and not wasted.

When you do this you’re respecting and valuing your time.

And sometimes it’s okay to have a cheat day and hang out with your friends. That helps you to press that refresh button and resume with a fresh mind.

Don’t hang out with those who leave you drained out, emotionally. Choose the right people who help you feel motivated and relaxed.

Where we ate :

The foodie friend of mine took us to hotel Badshah at Crawford market. Apparently, it’s a famous restaurant in Mumbai and is an easygoing joint for ice cream, milkshakes and fresh fruit juices.

We decided to go with his recommendations and ordered the most famous dishes there – pav bhaji, masala dosa ( they serve an authentic and delicious sambar ), Dahi puri ( which was repeated as it was too scrumptious to resist the yearning for a second plate ) and we concluded our snacks with a Royal Falooda and Strawberry Melba ( the strawberries were fresh and juicy as though hand-picked ).

So that was all about a well-spent Saturday. Thank You for stopping and reading this blog when you could be doing anything else.

See you tomorrow 🙂

Love
Shradz

P.S. Will miss you, my dear friend, until our next meet.

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Shraddha Rane is a blogger from Mumbai, India. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and enjoys writing and spending time with her friends.

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