The valuable things

“We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.” – Charles W. Chestnutt

We often forget to value the small things in life such as smile on other’s face, a can of coke passed to you as a token of friendship, getting complimentary popcorn in a theater, hugging someone close to you and so much more.

I believe these small moments or incidents are what make the life more valuable than the bigger dreams such as coming first in class, winning a race, getting a raise, buying a new car etc. Although, it is agreed that they provide you a momentary burst of happiness but that also fades away quickly.

However, what we remember are the moments that we did have with others, the small celebrations and acts of kindness.

So never forget those small things that people do for you, they are priceless, because these are often things that are done without a second thought or rather at instinct. That is to say, these are genuine emotions that connects people with each other.


The moment you were born,
You let out a shriek;
Wondering what kind of world,
Have you landed on your feet.

The moment you walked,
You fell down again;
And thought, “It’s all a trap”,
Letting out a shriek again.

The moment you said ‘mom’,
All eyes were filled with tears;
And here in your mind,
Was the question, “What have I done?”

The moment you went to school,
You were so puzzled;
As you hadn’t seen so many,
Of the kind just like yours.

The moment you hit puberty,
You imagined something and whispered, “ah”;
But you opened your eyes and found,
Your co-passenger saying “Naah”.

The moment you kissed a girl,
She asked you to brush your teeth;
And then you smelled your breath,
And realized it was the last night’s vodka reek.

The moment you went to college,
You found your roommate half naked;
Thinking it could have been worse,
You started collecting the napkins on your bed.

The moment you started your job,
You were astonished to find the world’s way;
Saying, “This is totally different from college”,
You started smoking cigarette in the day.

The moment you got married,
Your mind shouted, “What have you done?!”;
For there won’t be any late night parties,
And your heart will be caged within.

The moment you had a baby,
You thought if you were like that;
Ever stinking and smiling,
You didn’t know what emotion to feel within.

The moment you got retired,
You thought, “Finally I can travel”;
But looking at your bank account,
You decided to watch television.

The moments finally were over,
And there you lay peacefully;
Waiting to be taken to heaven or hell,
As after this life, I would choose any.