Thursday, July 28, 2016

Maid turned Tailor

Few months back, my maid came to me and said, "I have been working as a house maid all these years. I am having a feeling to work from home. If I need to work from home, I could think of Tailoring as the best option. I want to go and get trained as a Tailor ". Immediately I said, "That is a good choice. You have been a wonderful maid for me. As you said, I can understand you can't do this for long. So go and get some training in Tailoring". Hearing that she was very happy. She was going training for few months doing part time house maid work as well.

After one of those days, she came and said, "Ma, I feel like buying a Tailoring Machine to learn and equip myself as a Tailor. If you can lend me some amount, I can buy the machine". I said OK and handed over the money. Within couple of days she bought the machine and started to do stitching at home. Even I started giving my clothes to do any alteration and she was doing good. 

Few days back, she came and said, "My training period is over and they are planning to send me to a big factory little far away to understand more nuances in Tailoring apart the basics. Can I quit the job and go for a month?". I said, "Fine, find out someone in place of you and leave". She felt excited and she is leaving soon. 

I realized, if I wouldn't have said "Yes" and if I didn't assist her with the money, eventually her interest would have withered and she would continue working as a maid. I am happy and glad that I could make a difference in someone's life. 

When you make someone happy and achieve their dream, eventually you will also be in the path of chasing your dream. Be the source of happiness for others wherever possible. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bicycle Story

It was one of the Beautiful Sunday. My little critter who just turned 5 yrs was very keen in riding his cycle. He was very adamant to remove the training wheels and to ride on his own. Much to my discomfort, I asked my husband to accomplish the same for me. When the cycle returned with no training wheels, his joy was in no bounds. He was very interested to ride the cycle with no training wheels.

My Husband helped him to ride thru' the cycle exactly for 2 days. After that the cycle was left to rest. We left to vacation for a week. After coming back, my husband didn't have time to give practice and fear engulfed the little one's heart. He was very reluctant to ride and practice on his own. He said, " I think I may fall. I am not so confident in driving by myself. Fix back the training wheels". These sentences were kept on going in routine every day whenever I asked him to ride. 

One day he came and asked me, "Mama, can you buy me a new cycle. I think I am bored with the older one". I said, "If you are not riding this one without training wheels, I don't think I will buy one for you". I don't know what he thought. After few minutes, he was gone outside. He didn't come back for a long time. In the mood of searching him, I peeked through the balcony. I saw him trying to practice the cycle with no help. 

It took few days to get used to the tactics. He fell down for couple of times. There was no complaint from him. Only his elder brother came and announced the news. He took very light of all those incidences and kept on driving every day. 

Yesterday he called me and said, "Mama, come down and I will show you my skills". I was totally surprised by the way he could do cycling like a pro. While thinking on the same, I was totally taken aback for the determination he had to practice and perfect the same. I realized anything which looks impossible and challenging in the beginning will eventually fall in place, if we have a strong determination to go further and achieve the same. 

Friday, July 15, 2016


In the absence of Loudness
Grandma is remembered;
In the absence of Laughter
A child is remembered;
In the absence of Wisdom
Grandpa is remembered;
In the absence of Peace
Peace is remembered;
In the absence of Happiness
Happiness is remembered;
In the absence of Will Power
Heroes are remembered;
In the absence of Good Virtues
Goodness is remembered;

Poets United - Midweek Motif

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Current Moment

There are few moments in life, when we feel like listening to soul soothing music for long.  After dropping my son in school, I was completely involved in listening to one of the 80's song coming relentlessly from the car. Even though I had sequence of activities planned for the day, sitting there closing my eyes and completely merging with the rhythm gave all the freshness. I was completely dissolved with the lyrics. Few lyrics are cherished forever for the meaning and they bring back our past memories and childhood. 

Yesterday instead of doing the homework lessons, my son was studying something very interestingly from other lessons. Even though I stressed him to complete the home work that moment, my mind wandered and expressed guilty of myself for not letting him free in his own zone. The moment of interest for a particular thing may last only for that moment and may not come again. By asking him to pursue his interest later may cut down the current flow of interest in him and he may not continue later. I realized later and felt the need to change my thought process.

When you are involved with something at the current moment, even though there are other priorities in life indulge in the present, cherish it and live the freshness at the moment. This moment can relive, kindle and recreate other priorities in life. 

Ramadan Realizations

Sometimes being away from social media gives a lot of time for other priorities in life. I completely enjoyed the month of fasting and Ramadan.  Fasting, if we adhere properly brings out the best for all of us. Patience and Perseverance has been restored during the final days of fasting. The best thing is that my elder son got the hang of it and his fasting rate has improved drastically from the last year. 

When we follow the rituals as like the way it has to be followed, there will be a sense of completeness after the finish. When we value and nurture the same aroma of childhood like ours, we can expect the same from our children. As a whole I am completely satisfied with the way fasting started and ended. I feel a complete finish. I wish and pray the Almighty to give us all the same feelings and goodness to follow year after year for us as well as the future generation.