Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Best Things In Life?

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda


‘The Best Thing In Life Is’ is supposed to be the starting line of this post. As I sat in front of my pc pondering over this line, little bubbles popped out of my memory and floated all around.
My first day at my college! The day I stepped into engineering and the first day of my stay at a hostel away from home; Almost 2000 miles away from home. I was brimming with excitement and could hardly stand on the ground. My parents were about to start back after leaving me. As he stepped into the car, my father popped his Ray Bans on. I knew he was holding back tears. I had always been his little princess and it was extremely difficult for him to let go; to allow me to venture out on my own into the wilderness. But he knew that I had to find my way, he could not keep holding my hands. After an almost imperceptible ‘Take Care’ he got into the car and sped off.
A few weeks after my wedding, my husband and I visited my parents. I was wearing a new saree and matching jewellery and had decked up with care. I think I was depicting an exuberance of happiness. The moment my mother she saw me, she gave me a tight hug and tears welled up in her eyes but her lips were smiling; an overall expression of contentment and peace; a satisfaction of having made the right choice for me. Wherever I am, whatever I may be doing I know that a fraction of her heart beats purely for my well-being.
The day my C Section happened, my husband witnessed the whole surgery. A few hours later when he held my hand in the hospital room, there were very little words exchanged but his eyes were speaking a thousand words.
There are mornings when I wake up to see my little toddler lying down next to me in bed and wide awake. He would wrap his little hands around my neck and drag me close in a tight embrace and we would spend a few moments cuddled up together. He would land a peck on my cheek before proceeding to run off and start his day. Motherhood offers a new moment of bliss everyday.
There have been some extremely confusing and stressful moments when a few words of support from my brother have given me a renewed energy, a whole new faith and the feeling of a rejuvenated spirit.
When I was in my parents place during the last trimester of pregnancy, some of my closest friends kept aside all their schedules to visit me and spend a day with me. Just to cheer me up and make me feel loved. And blessed! A whole day we spent doing nothing but chatting, gossiping, laughing and feeling one. We are a close knit group of friends in different corners of the globe. Yet whenever we meet there is a feeling of jubilation. There is a bond we share that is unique and special and lifelong.
Life goes on due to relationships and love. It keeps us alive and keeps us going.
The love need not be necessarily from family or friends. Strangers with unknown faces can also bond with us. When my father was in the hospital for his heart ailment, there was a nurse who showered as much love on him as she would on her own father. Every day she would come to him, hold his face in her hands with an abundance of affection and wish him a speedy recovery.
Also, it need not be just from humans. The dog that rushes back to us when we get back home from work wagging its tail fervently and leaping on us to lick our faces speaks a million words of love.
Every step in life that we take opens up thousands of avenues for new relationships emitting tons and tons of love.
There are definitely a lot of unpleasant things on earth. But alongside there is a whole lot of love and warmth brightening up our days and making us feel good. We just need to open our hearts and be ready to receive all of it! From all directions!
Hence the Best Things in Life are the bonds and relationships we have and the love we share. They make life definitely worth living!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

65 comments:

  1. wow- a great post. candid. warm. heartfelt. Honestly, I feel love flowing through the vein of your every word you have written!! wow once again...

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    1. Wow! That comment made my day muthu! Thank you so much

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    1. ur welcm u hav such a awesm blog. feel gd aftr read ur all old post. plz if u have smday time plz readout my blog. I am ner blogger. and it is grt fr me if you read out it. thanks

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  3. I am lost in your words so much so that I have to scroll back to remember the title...
    lovely...

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  4. Good one Jaish.. I don't know what to comment, except that I agree to what you say and enjoyed reading it. Love is the positive energy that drives this life.

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    1. It definitely is FIF. Thanks for the comment dear :)

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  5. Beautiful depiction of the bonds of love Jaishree:)

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  6. Its love which makes life worth living ! great post Jaish ....

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  7. beautifully narrated...you write well..

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  8. Great post Jaishree...love and relationship are indeed the best things in life. Your post was a catalyst and it did bring out so many memories similar to what you have described that i never thought for a long time.

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    1. Thats nice to hear Engram. Glad that it brought back some nice memories!

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  9. "Life goes on due to relationships and love. It keeps us alive and keeps us going."

    So very well said. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for stepping in and leaving a comment Damayanti!

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  10. Such a cute post Jaish. Awesome. Now am gonna go and hug my son :D

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  11. Nicely written. We often forget to count your blessings and instead blame God. God Bless!

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  12. A warm, heart-felt post. Made me smile. :)

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  13. Ah! And the best things in life come free - you only have to give what you want to receive and the giving is as pleasurable as the receiving!

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  14. Ah ha .. indeed now this is so beautiful .. thank you jaish for sharing your experience with us all .. indeed its the relationships the love and care we share that makes life so lovely

    Bikram's

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  15. Very nice.. In fact we have similar thoughts just said with different set of words.

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  16. As we metamorphose in life we, experience different loves, different emotions, but the underlying factor is commom -- love and understanding and of course acceptance. loved the journey of love, Jaish. Hugs.

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    1. Hugs to you too Zephyr :) Thanks a ton :)

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  17. Very beautiful, Jaish. Love and relationships is something that we so often take for granted when that is indeed the best thing we have in our life that, as you said, make our life worth living. Wonderful writing :)

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    1. Hi arti

      We do take some things for granted ! Thanks for the comments :)

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  18. A really sweet and emotional post Jaish. A wrap up of life :)

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  19. awesomely narrated jaish -kudos -nice post :) :)

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    1. Thanks Vinisha. I loved that poem of yours but somehow could not post a comment from my mobile.

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  20. What a beautiful post Jaish! I felt so emotional as I also started remembering similar moments in my life. Awesome!!

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    1. Thank you Swapna. I am happy that it brought back some nice memories for you :D

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  21. Such a touching post Jaish... it is truly said some of the best moments in life are just felt and not expressed!!

    :)

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  22. Jaishree this is one hell of a post-so well written & so very very true.
    Love you !

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  23. Hi Jaish,something awaits you at my blog.

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  25. what a beautiful post, Jayshree...lovely n so well written!

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  26. It's the people who touch us and the network of relationships we have that are truly the best things in life!

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  27. Great writing once again Jayashree:)

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    1. Thanks Rahul. You know, every time I reply to you, I get reminded of Shahrukh Khan, Probably he is the only actor to have enacted a character called 'Rahul' umpteen no of times :)

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  28. Long time lady! So thought I should stop by.. and the incidents right from your first hostel stay, to your child birth, to your toddler cuddling you are priceless pearls that you have managed to string onto your life. Remember one thing, they didnt just happen to you, you have reaped them. :)

    Have a blessed life!

    Do stop by my blog! I'd love your comments & visits!!

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    1. Thanks Kappu for stopping by and leaving the comment :) These are definitely priceless pearls...:) Those were lovely words from you :) God bless you too!

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  29. very, very heartfelt!! Loved the post!

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