Small things of life……

It really amazes me when little things of life give us so much pleasure……however small it may be….

The other day , I just happened to surf the net & luckily  got the number of my friend whom I had not met for almost three decades…….I wanted to give her a surprise, so  immediately rang her up …I gave her little hints for her to recollect & was taken back when she recognized my voice …….Then we chatted away for hours together starting from where we left off……I was very very excited & my joy knew no bounds……

Making dishes that someone likes,  looking after aged parents & taking them for outings, helping small children get a proper education,  spending some hours educating the poor children from the slums, ……..Be it anything, however small it may be, but these give us absolute joy …….

The other day , I purchased a new TV set , a bigger one that is…….I was glued to it for a week , & then the addiction just waned off…….Now I hardly spend even an hour watching it…….

Material possessions give us temporary joy & is left back here on earth ,but things done straight out of the heart gives us satisfaction , lasts longer & are taken along with us………

 

TO MY BELOVED MOTHER…….

I love you so much
I want to express my love…..
Now that I’m married
You are far away 
Fulfilling your other responsibilities
Like a true devoted mother………

I love you so much 
I want you here with me
I want to prepare & serve you
All those lovely things
That you adore so much
I want to give 
All my happiness to you…………

I think of you every second
That I have decorated my home
Keeping your comforts in mind
Hoping that some day
Free from all responsibilities
You’ll be with me forever…………

I love you so much 
That I cannot bear 
To see you growing old
The wrinkles on your face
And the grey hair 
Keeps me worrying
Every passing day………

I care for you so much 
Your sorrows,your pains,your hardships,
The heaviness of your heart
Each tear that you shed
Moistens my eyes
My beloved Mother………

How can you part from me,
As I belong to you
My dear mother….
The day you go away from me
I ‘ll cease to exist
For I adore you too much
My loving Mother……

MT ABU…a BEAUTIFUL HILL STATION IN RAJASTHAN, INDIA…..

gaumukh01 delwara01 tod01 sunset02 nakki01Mt Abu is a beautiful hill station in Rajasthan.  In fact ,it is closer to Gujarat.

Mt Abu is well connected with New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur & Udaipur.

There are many places of tourist interest in Mt Abu.

  1. There is the Nakki Lake right in the centre. One can walk round or better cruise the cool, picturesque lake.
  2. Next is the artistic Jain Temple called the Delwada Temple ..The marvellous marble carvings & the architecture just keeps one mesmerized & wanting for more.
  3. Not only for the  spiritual seekers , but for one & all , there is the Om Shanti Bhawan of the Brahma Kumaris.  There is a very huge meditation hall, where one can sit peacefully for hours together..No wonder it is also called as the Universal Peace Hall of the World. One can practice the Raj Yoga ,too here.
  4. Next is the Adhar Devi Temple, where one can have the darshan of Goddess Durga after climbing 350 steps. When one reaches the top,one feels  it is worth all the effort.
  5. One can watch the  spectacular sight of the sun setting  at the Sunset Point..Those are the moments when one forgets everything & becomes one with nature.
  6. There are many more places which are tourist attractions like Crocodile Park, Peace Park, Honeymoon Point, Gaumukh Temple, Guru Shikhar, etc.

This is a hill station where one can relax in peace….When in India, a visit to this beautiful , cool, picturesque, enchanting place is a must .

 

Education—-can never go waste……

I ve always supported the cause of girl child’s education…..I feel that a girl shud be given the maximum education so that she can stand on her own at times of crisis…..& there should be no differentiation made between a male & female child in whatever sphere maybe…….

Many a times, the housework is considered the primary job of a woman…..I strongly feel about this…..When a woman can work & support the family financially, can’t the men give a helping hand in the kitchen…..

There is this lady who often drops in  to help me in my household work…. I just happened to ask her about her daughter, I mean her studies, & all other activities…..

“After high school studies, I’ll get her married off “…she said..

I asked her the reason & advised her to at least make her a graduate…..

“What’s the use …In our caste , a girl is not allowed to work, so, it’s better to teach her the household work……My son wishes to go in for some specialised course, so it is better to invest my money in him”………was her reply..

I feel ,in a way ,it is the parents themselves who are responsible for this demarcation………

This attitude has to change…..Education is very important & it can never go waste…..It is always good to be knowledgeable …….& a well educated woman can bring in a lot of difference in her family, within the society & environment , in general……...

To my dear friend…….

A happy go lucky type..that is how I described her……Full of life, always smiling, never ever complaining, helpful , loving, ..that is what she was………

“A friend in need is a friend indeed”….This phrase was absolutely applicable to her…….

It is very painful when one loses such a wonderful friend……It was during one of those phases ,I happened to pen this poem ……

TO MY DEAR FRIEND….

The heart aches and pines for you……

The restlessness within surfaces time & again……..

The beautiful memories haunt me continuosly……..

The world seems to move at a snail like pace, almost standstill……….

As the day slowly sets ,embracing twilight……….

As the birds quickly retreat into their cozy homes…..

As the sun wishes farewell,

& the graceful moon slowly ascends the diamond studded sky…………

The lonely night ahead is all set to torture me…….

The pensive mind,dreads the darkness ahead………

Now the separation appears too lengthy & painful………

The heart aches, pines for you………

How much I miss you, my dear friend………….

The good things of life……

Cooking, that was the last thing in the world that I would ever like to do….

If I was on my own, I just managed to munch on something & kept myself filled….I just wouldn’t bother or take proper care of myself…..

Last year, I was down with typhoid ….I ,too felt the tiredness & the pain . .The elders just got a golden opportunity & their fiery words burst like crackers…..I fell silent, & couldn’t defend myself….

It took a few months for me to recover fully…….And now, I ve my mom staying with me…..Though I detest cooking, I like to make lovely things for her……The juicer is out & making fresh juices has become a daily ritual……I hate green vegetables, but now it is a must in the daily menu….

Breakfast, lunch ,snacks & dinner on time…..& I thank my mom for this…..She has come as a blessing in disguise……

All things that happen are indication of some good things on the way……Everything that happens in life teaches us a lesson ,& the lesson I got made me healthy & fit….