Early one morning, before sunrise, a fisherman went to a river. On the bank, he felt something underfoot and found it to be a small sack of stones. He picked up the sack and putting his net aside, squatted on the bank to await the sunrise. He was waiting for dawn to break in order to start his day’s work. Lazily he picked a stone out of the bag and threw it into the water. Then he cast another stone and then another. In the absence of anything else to do, he kept tossing the stones into the water, one by one.
Slowly the sun rose and it became light. By that time he had thrown all the stones away except one; the last stone lay in his palm. His heart almost failed him when he saw, by daylight, what he held in his hand. It was a gem! In the darkness, he had thrown a whole sack of them away! What had he lost unknowingly! Full of remorse, he cursed himself. He sobbed and cried, almost out of his mind with grief.
Existence has given us this life full of precious days. But we fail to forget the beauty of every moment. Various frustrations, failures, setbacks, anxieties, stresses pull us down. Our mind is always being drifted away. Yes, we have a bigger goal to achieve. But we don’t have to spoil today’s Life for tomorrow’s success. We can try to live each and every day to the fullest by giving all we have. We can make every day memorable by improving our study methods or adopting new skills in MCQ solving or planning and tracking our progress with new strategic tools.
Let us not allow the Past and Future to control our Present. Every day is a new beginning. We can conquer all our shortcomings and personality weaknesses. When we live every day completely, we don’t have to remorse about the lost Gems, irrespective of the results. There would be this satisfaction of “Journey was exciting and beautiful’. Because Life is Nowhere. Life is Now-Here.