Walking towards home, which was about six miles away, he was
thinking about the things that had happened in his life. Sometimes
shaking his head for the thoughts going on in his mind, sometimes
He was getting tired, but these thoughts were somehow giving him
the energy to continue. Every time his foot hurt, he was missing
the shoulders of his father. Sitting on his father's shoulders used
to be so amazing, it used to make him feel like he was on top of
the world. He looked at the sky, and even though he was now taller
than his father he still couldn't feel the same thing. It made him
sad. Anyone could see that in his eyes. If he could, he would have
cried for sure. But the responsibility of being strong stopped him.
He took a deep breath and stopped for a while under a tree. It was
a big tree with many branches. For a moment he was jealous of that
tree. He felt that the tree and its branches were so lucky to be
together forever. Suddenly there was a smile on his face and
mischievousness in his eyes. He probably was looking for someone to
share the moments that he had spent as a kid with his parents and
brother and sisters, how they used to share things and being the
youngest, he always used to get more than the others.
He started walking again. Looking at the road, he saw an empty can
of cola. He kicked it hard and paused for a minute. He had done it
probably after many many years. He was kind of puzzled as to why he
used to do it when he was a kid and why it was so much fun.
Thinking about it he finally arrived at a conclusion which was
surely never applicable as a kid. According to his logical
thinking, kicking a stone or a can or anything like that was about
moving ahead in life and kicking away every hurdle on your way.
Shaking his head he agreed with himself that it is the reason
everybody is happy in childhood. Kids do not care about any hurdle
or problem. They just kick every hurdle that comes in their way.
As he was approaching home, he realized that he had learnt the most
important lesson of his life and a way to stay happy all the time.
He was smiling when his wife opened the door. He gave her a tight
hug and walked to his study room. She asked, "how was your walk?".
The best one I have ever had, he replied. His wife was surprised
and smiled as she saw him tearing down all the "TO-DO" lists he had
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