Friday, September 09, 2005

dear coach

i have just started reading "tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, thanks to my pal dhi, who gave me this book as my bday gift. I think this is a great book and that I will like it a lot. Some of Morrie's words sound very simple and at the same time, very much reasonable.

he talks about the tension of opposites where in he says "Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shoudn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of oppsites, like a pull on a rubber band and most of us live somewhere in the middle." and when the author asked as to which side wins, Morrie's answer is "Love wins. Love always wins."

also he says "The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning".

i haven't read the book fully but i have a reason to write this post before i do so, the reason is the word "coach"! The author addresses his teacher as "coach" and the moment i read it, i could think of just one person, vinay a.k.a. boda. he is been a "coach" for quite a few people... some of whom i know and a lot of them that i don't know. i just wanted to let him know that i was all glad to realise that i have someone like him to guide/support/assure me when i need it.
thank you very much pal :-) you have always stood by my side, seen me through the hurdles, inspired me to take up a lot of activities, assured me of my decisions.

as i look forward to read more of Morrie's lessions (which I am sure will make me think more and will be happy to do so), i would like to tell my coach that he is one amazing dude who has made a big difference to my life. dear vinay a.k.a. boda a.k.a bods a.k.a. bored da, you simply rock!!