Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lost & Found

It was as usual, a sunny day and it was going to set, well naturally in the West. But my destiny had just risen in the East – a changed destiny. I was not in a situation where I could boast of anything because I was literally thrown out of my own home and along with it, I had nothing to say, as my own or a person to lean on. It was a moment where only a big chasm was in front. I was literally dead inside. I had no thought of my own. I went to the chapel, where I usually go every morning – the adoration convent, to say bye to my best friend, don’t think it’s a nun. Or anybody in person, it was Jesus. You might want to know, what I spoke then, well its easy to comprehend, I only asked Him, “After all these years of friendship, how did it end like this?”  You know what the reply would be (smile) “No comments”. Before getting up, I squeezed my eyes shut, don’t think I was crying, no I hadn’t any tears (generally a dead person don’t have tears), I made a last request, “Please God, don’t bring me back here. I have had enough, please do hear this, for just this once. I kissed the floor, the very last time and bid adieu to my very best friend, His abode and slowly walked off with no destination in mind, in search of her – the long lost girl, me. Hoping against hope that miracles do happen. Well! It didn’t happen, not so fast, but by then, I knew the people whom I had thought were friends and foes, their mentality, the words they uttered. It was not that good, to be frank, they were gutter minded. But life had a special way to take care of us in these situations – The cocoon of God’s Grace. I really cannot believe, that, never had I a moment of fear. All were taken care of for me, the people, whom I was going to meet, the place to stay, the job I was going to do and above all my life which I was going to lead, In short a well mapped life, but I had no role to play other than sit in it, the rest was taken care of. There wasn’t any situation, where I had to shed a single drop of tear, only my thoughts were the only thief who brought tears. Then I decided, its high time, I rein my thoughts and leave my life solely in the hands of the ever loving God and say the prayer, “Thy Kingdom come according to Thy Will. Amen” By then I found who I was, the very best masterpiece of God - Meena. 

I told you this, so that when a worst situation arises in your life, never get worried. Life has its worst and the very best, do not fall for it, because we are not the drivers of our life, we are the passengers,  the best thing to do is, sit and feel the wind in your hair, you'd love the ride, the rest will be taken care of, that's a promise, which would be fulfilled, only if you let it.

Take care, Bye


Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Family

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” Says  Confucius, the Chinese philosopher.
Honorable Judges, respected teachers and my dear friends.

I’m here before you to speak about “My Family”.

 Grandpa,/ Granny, /papa, /amma, two sisters,/ a brother/ and myself is my family./ Grandpa a….lways plays with us children./ He has always time for me,/ answers all my questions./ Where as granny,/ smilingly sits beside grandpa peeling onions or cutting vegetables./ My dad  and my mom goes for job in the morning/ and returns by evening./  
My mother prepares yummy foods no matter how tired she might be /and helps me in my studies./ She gives me bath / washes my clothes/ and puts me in bed along with my siblings./
Though my father is firm,/ he is a loving man./ he has never punished me./ He always ensures, that I do not misuse my things. / He instilled in me to be honest./
My sisters are elder and my brother is younger to me. In short my family is a b…..ig family.
I’d like to say an incident which made me love my family more. /One day,/ I lost my science notebook./ I couldn’t find it in my class. / I searched it everywhere, /my bag, /my class neighbours’ bag,/ my shelf /and wherever possible./ But nowhere was it found. /
 I reached home and told my grandpa about it /and together we rummaged the whole house/ but to no avail. /I lost heart,/ I couldn’t play/ or eat /or sleep,/ that evening, my mother asked me to take my science book/  I couldn’t lie to her./ So I, /with brimming eyes and trembling lips,/ told the truth./ She was surprised at first, /but she just patted my shoulder and said,/”Don’t worry, we’ll do something for it/ adding, /you will have to say this to papa./
I shut my eyes tight,/ thinking of what lay in store for me/ and deathly worried,/  waiting for my papa to arrive./ At la….st,/ he arrived./ I waited for him to get relaxed /and the moment came for the judgment. /I looked at grandpa/ and he gave me a thumbs up sign and a wink./ I nodded,/ took a dee…eep breath/ and slowly went to my parents room./ My dad was reading the newspaper./ He looked at me./ my heart plummeted,/ I felt, he was not in a good mood,/ but since I had already planned to stand on the guillotine,/ I told my truth with a sinking heart./ He took a deep breath/  folded and placed the paper on the table beside him/ and got up with a serious face………/
and Lo Behold!! /He took me in his arms and embraced me tightly and said,/ “I’m really proud of you, my child./ You spoke the truth./That’s enough/ Not to worry/ we’ll buy a new book /and write the whole notes.” /I couldn’t believe my ears. /
My grief and the fear which was kept in check, burst out and flowed freely./  Hearing me howl, /all the family members came and patted my back and consoled me./ Then I knew, why I love my family, /because, /they love me. They are my strength. /
Family is one of nature's masterpieces, which is irreplaceable. I’ll cherish it till the very end of my life.


Take care and be happy.

With  Love