I was going through my old files to look for some papers, and found a letter from my grandfather among them. He used to write to me regularly, and often shared some witty stories and anecdotes from his life.
The following is an excerpt of a letter he sent a couple of years ago.
When I was in Hamburg, Germany, a professor asked me in jest, “What is Life?” He expected me to give a long lecture on the subject. But, I said, also in jest, “Life is simple, only in four letters.”
The professor was taken aback, and said, “I don’t understand you!”
I laughingly said, “I knew you would not understand me!! But Life stands for:
L for LOVE
I for INTELLIGENCE
F for FELLOWSHIP
E for ENDURANCE (Tolerance)
He laughed and said, “What a way to explain Life!”
A wonderful way to reflect upon our lives, isn’t it? Here’s wishing you a wondrous and joy-filled year ahead!