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The 10th of October. I still remember this very day five years ago. Distinctly remember it for two reasons. One, this was the day my best friend got married and second, my mom called me that morning as I was at her wedding to tell me that a prospective groom and his family was coming home the next day (yes, A). Five years have gone by and that day still remains very close to my heart because of these. How fast has time gone by. The tension I had, the tension my mom had, because I was away at Tanjore for my bestie's wedding and she was worried if I will be back on time and in proper health. I had this tendency to lose my voice every time I traveled back and forth in India :). Now, looking back, I wonder if that worry did us any good. I was tensed because, I did not have any time to think or even comprehend that message. I was in between the wedding and once I was back, I was supposed to see the groom and his family in a couple of hours. I was tired after the wedding with all the work, joy, and travel. As I look back at these moments, it makes me wonder if those moments of worry did change anything. This reflective moment teaches me that every day and every moment that happens in our life is something to cherish. Probably not today, but when we turn back those pages, we usually tend to smile and be optimistic. Of course, there could be some pages that we don't want to turn. We might actually want to just tear them out. Even if we did, it would leave those scars. However, these happy and torn pages make us who we are. This is what makes us unique. Our experiences, our interactions with people, the thoughts that cross our mind, our awareness of that mind, our learnings, and of course, what we take from that. These make each one of us different and special. As it is my bestie's wedding day and the day that made me first think of my own life with A even before we met on Oct 11th makes it very eventful. That one day, one decision has changed me forever. I'm now in a different country and doing something that was only a dream which I hoped to achieve someday. That one decision and one day. It matters.