Letter to My Son on His 16th B-Day!
Today is your 16th B-Day. I know you had so many plans which just couldn’t fall in line. There are unpredictable developments which came up and we have to comply with that. But you know what that’s fine…That’s life also. Sometimes it happens that way only to give you a different dimension to look at life.
It seems as if the moments just went in jiffy. How can it be possible that sixteen years have passed since the first time I held you in my arms? I remember every detail about your birth, and often rerun that day in the silver screen of my mind. I still remember how the nurse handed me a tiny bundle of joy wearing an angelic beam on the face and wrapped up in white. I just felt like I got the world in my arms. You know what I always wished I could go back and relive it one more time. I swear!!
I always think that I must have done something heavenly good, in this life, last life, whatever they say that I am blessed with a son like you. You have created a love inside of me so fierce, so indestructible, so unrelenting, so unconditional and eternal.
Today you are 16 and I am proud that you are on the right way to grow up as an amazing young man. The shine on your face and the light on your character always affirm me that probably we have been rightly doing our parenting, at least. I am incredibly proud of you as you never disappointed me to be a nice boy. Honestly, I don’t have any set of high expectations in terms of material achievements from you. I know you have the strength and potency to carve out whatever you want from the nature and I believe everyone is destined to archive whatever destiny has stored for them.
I want you to keep that confidence and poise you have now. It often surprises me how people are drawn to you. How easily you make friends. I can send you to a camp half way across the country, knowing nobody, and you come home with a dozen new best friends. I admire your quiet strength in the way you accept the unfair things that happens to you. You keep moving forward, never letting them drag you down.
Keep on trying new things; Continue to meet new people, never be afraid of exploring the unknown; you never know what door opens if you just put your steps out there, And face the challenges head on, You will make mistakes, but its okay because that’s how you learn lessons and become a better person. I have certainly made my share of them, and still make them today. Those mistakes created the path to the amazing life I have today. Doing mistake is human and accepting it and correcting the same is the process of being a better human.
You know I am not here lecturing you anything on your special day. In fact I always feel you have taught me more that what I have taught you. You taught me that we don’t need a reason to smile and celebrate life. You taught me patience. I learnt from you that screaming at life does help you accomplish anything. Instead be calm and let things pass. You flamed the goodness in me, watered the innocence, purity and childlike composure in me to endure the hard waves t times. You taught me not to sweat the small things and better learn new things instead. You never really care what people think of you. You choose to see the good in people, and stand up for others even when you are standing alone. Trust me because of you my life has become much more gratifying
However I have been a lecturing mom at times just because that’s the way mom are supposed to be. I know you tag me as a #TooSanskari mom but moms by default are too Sanskari, always. I don’t want/expect anything from you in return because you have given me much more.
I pray your life is everything you dreamed it could be. Remember how loved you are. You are my sweet baby, mom’s little hero, dad’s best cool dude…We will all always be here for you – your biggest fans.
I want all of your cherished dreams to come true. I never want you to feel unworthy or undeserving of anything, because you deserve the absolute best that life has to offer.
My only wish is be a good human being because the world has a dearth of such species.
Your story is just beginning. I can’t wait to watch you write it…
Happy B-Day Once again.
With life what I observed that it’s more about how we look at life than the life itself…This poem is dedicated for on your 16th B-Day…
Life is a melody sweetest only when
We live it happily in the laughter lane
Life is a magic, strange one though
We believe in its miracles, every moment & so
Life is curse, when we hurt someone
Never feeling the ache, again & again
Life is tragic, when we allow ourselves to be hurt
Feeling frail & puny, which are simply we are not
Life is an adventure, if we dare to dream
Our destiny dances with glory, in the silver screen
Every day on earth is a Theater Day
And We are all actors of a DIVINE PLAY
Life is a Drama and We are here to Perform
Finding its Purpose and Act as per its Norm
Let’s Put on Those Make-ups and Masks
And Resolute To Perform Our Best
Life Is Full Of Typos and Errors
Some May Be Auto Corrected
Some Will Never….
Life is a misadventure, when we fear
Of losing those people whom we adore
Life is an institution, if we love to learn
The wisdom it offers, with its pros and cons
Life is a dream in the fantasy land
With the proverbial genie and its magic wand
Life is love, if we have a tender heart
The best thing on the Universe and on the planet Earth!!!
This is My Post for The Alphabet L #AToZChallenge 2020 by @blogchatter in the Month of April 2020
For My Theme CLICK HERE
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans — John Lennon
Life is a Gift, Life is Beautiful!!!
This is Tina and this is my Brand New blog. I have just made it live having 25% of the work done on it, only to participate in #BlogchatterAtoZ. Though I had been resolute to take up the challenge this year, but last few months had been quite taxing on me making any kind of writing works out of mind. Also couldn’t work on this website. Well, at least I could made it live. I am very bad word press, currently learning it to do it by myself. So I will appreciate all suggestions, criticisms and knowledge sharing from you all to improve the appearance and performance of this website.
Tina ki Duniya is a small world of mine. It’s actually a window through which I view the world and accordingly my thoughts and observations are shaped. Different aspects of life always fascinated me and I could never find a particular facet of it to reflect upon only. Life itself has always very much absorbing for me.
So my theme for the #BlogchatterAtoZChallenge will be Life itself…i.e @life.
There will be stories, real life anecdotes, pictures, quotes and many more things in it. Also will include some posts contributed to me as a promise to publish. I think at the end it will appear like a platter with different aspects of life served on it. Hope the write ups will be up to the expectation level of readers. I promise the time spend on this will be worth of it.
Looking forward to read a lot from you all.
My Theme is @Life
Happy Writing, Happy Reading
Known Vs Unknown
Ideally, with every moment of life one should grow and become mature. But with me, it’s just the opposite. Even if I know more what I knew till yesterday, I still feel like a neophyte at times. Often it Seems, as if “My Known Territory” is directly proportional to “The Unknown Territory” of life: the former grows, the later expands more and more. Every day, I step into the world with a tenderfoot having same set of queries, same amount of curiousness and intuitiveness. Seems, Life is always about being in “Probation eternally”.
Every day is a New Day…and we are just as armature as we were always.
It reminds me of a beautiful and profound saying of Rumi. “The closer I reach, the farther I know myself from you.” Once we start learning and growing, we became aware such a vast chunk of existence is unknown to us.
Known Vs Unknown
Wear Your Wings!!!
When at times
A question resonates in me
What it means to be a Woman is
I look out for some convenient answers I heard
Was born in a far fetching land
Surrounded by the ghoul of prejudices and pain
Often deprived of legitimate rights
Genuine wants and valid needs
Often in the name of Chauvinism…I was told
Girls don’t deserve to fulfill their dreams
But I dared to cast them away
To script my destiny and walk my way
To follow my heart and what it says
As my soul wanted me to fly up above the sky
For with life it dawned on me
What it means to be a Woman is
I’m the Queen of Universe
Created with an immeasurable power of love
If I can be tolerant & multitasking,
If I can be neglected often but still be doing things
Then what can stop me to conqueror the world & fly
If I Wear My Wings, Hidden within Me!!!
Check Few More Of My Poems HERE
Expectations are a strong belief system within us that makes us assume that something will come to us or something will happen…
It’s true that we can never find a world which is “absolutely expectation free”. We expect from our life, the people around us and our surrounding…..most of the time inadvertently though.
Sometimes, we feel as if we are living someone else’s life. Often we feel a sense of void swallow up us, like something-is-missing kind. That’s for the reason that we let other people to decide our choices. We try to fill up their expectations. Same way we also want others to fill up our expectations. Social pressure is deceiving — we can promptly lose control of our lives without noticing it. To triumph over expectations, we must uphold ownership of our options and preference.
I feel…with every layer of expectations, we lose something within us. I mean every expectation comes with a cost of making a small dent in us…a kind of void, a kind of hole. That’s why “The more we expect, the more we become poor and miserable”. However, it’s not easy to stop expecting but we can consciously reduce them especially the layers which are not necessary for our struggle for survival!! At least, we can shed the Unnecessary Expectations!!
Expectations are an illusion. By trying to please everyone, we end pleasing no one — ourselves included. That’s why most people don’t live the life they want. Everyone feels frustrated and disappointed.
Shedding few layers of expectations, sure a better way of feeling happier and wealthier!! 🙂
If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Gods & Makers Of Gods!
While passing by at Nerul, I noticed this make shift arrangements where the adorable idols of Bappa were in display. While watching the idols, my attention was caught by this moortikar who seemed to be deeply involved in polishing one of the idols. I tried to get his attention by calling him but in vein as he didn’t respond. Probably he didn’t want to break his concentration. The setting – three chairs put together with all those untidiness around – I was amused. I was amused thinking of the fact that even in that state he can bring the gorgeous Beauty and life on the faces of the lifeless idols. In reality, Its the inner beauty of the moortikar that reflects on the faces of our beloved God’s faces. Do we ever see that while we adore The idols of Our Adorable Gods.