Growing up! These two words together kind of give us a reminder to the most intense of our experiences. Don’t they? While the perception says it sucks to grow up, what we realize and yet don’t accept is that it makes us stronger.
Today, the world is talking about Children’s Day, how to retain the child within you or bring out in you. Did we actually though ever embraced the child in ourselves, admired and valued it enough? This day reminds me of how innocent we are as we take birth into this beautiful world and soon we are exposed to so much information which makes us only want to take more breaks from life. The most important role here is of our guardians who bring us up, who teach us values and protect us in every situation of life, who forgive us even when we don’t deserve it just because we learn that trait. Some people have an entire family, some have parents, both or single and some have no one to look up to. Life though blesses us with someone who actually takes our responsibility and makes sure we take the right lessons, grow up the right way, follow our ambitions passionately and stay ahead in life.
This day only reminds me of my beautiful family and the way they have brought me up, how they have protected me in every phase of my life and given me the right lessons. Like we say, having food to eat, shelter to stay and clothes to wear are the basic necessities, I think having the right people who bring us up is a big prerequisite in this generation because only then we will have the capability to choose the right paths, to differentiate between what’s right and wrong, what’s reasonable and unreasonable, what’s worth taking the risk and what’s meant to let go.
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To both my father and mother, I thank you from the bottom of my heart to teach me how to be supportive, kind, self aware, determined, strong and wise in every situation of life. And till date, they hold my hand, give me suggestions to what will only better my life. I don’t have enough words to be grateful to my family for all what they have blessed with me.
As my mother says, “Arey apne parivaar ke liye chamdi chheel ke bhi dede na toh koi badi baat nahi hai.” Roots, they are so important. As I write this, even at a distance I resonate with all what my family has done for me. Being their child gives me more reasons to celebrate compared to Children’s Day. I haven’t been a parent yet but all I know is when I will become one, I’d carry forward the learning from them to my kids.
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