Lucky seven — as some would call it! Today happens to be my seventh re-birthday. As a survivor of a near fatal heart attack, I think every day is a lucky day, a miracle of science and a lot of luck. The best part of last seven years — they have been smoke & tobacco free. Each day has been a struggle, but worth it. My doctors say that my cholesterol is in the right place, my heart is healthy. I could be a few pounds lighter and for year number eight, I have a modest goal to lose eight pounds!
There isn’t much to say, except to feel grateful for these bonus years. I have learnt a lot during the past seven years. It is easy to lose sight and forget to live your life. I have at times done that. At times, I have postponed a lot of important things, but over past 12 months, I decided to not defer my dreams. I have once again rearranged my life to learn, learn and learn. Like Mahatma Gandhi said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”