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Aditya , Samyukta and I were best friend .Samyukta and Aditya used to live in the same building whereas I used to live far off from their place but lived in same vicinity .Daily we used to go school in the same bus and come back in same way .But one day the owners didn't allow me in as they found it difficult to handle me because I had slight problem in my leg. Alas! Our friendship broke. Time flew by ......I had a grudge against our Brahma the creator of entire cosmos world. That I could not make any good friends only before this defect which in fact cannot noticed .But one day as I wandering about the building, compound I saw my building friends Valkaya and Lasya running behind me to throw holi balloons on me .This thing I never expected to happen as none of building were truly my good friends .Everyone in my building were very upset and jealous as I become a near normal girl .This attitude they had developed because they were all gossip mongers who did not have any work to do at home like my parents did as they all had 2-4 servants each to do all the household chorus . But my parents never bother about it as they used to mind their own business and avoid these people company . In fact they all were 'kaanjoos ' and they never used to spend a single paisa for celebrating any public functions in the building . Slowly slowly all my South Indians left that building and settled down somewhere in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai. Later on we also left that building in which we living there for more 14 years and shifted ourselves in the heart of western suburbs of Mumbai .Coming over here indeed was a great decision by my parents as we are living close to market area. Initially it was very difficult for us to adjusted here because we not used the noise pollution. Steadily we got used this place which had several by lanes as our building is located in between four other building . My travel to college alone by Rickshaw started from here . I could now many good friends who by the way are not of my age .Phir bhi I made them as my dear friends...
They made me feel special, comfortable which none of my other friends would be able make feel like this. There are various festivals like Ganesh Chathurti, Navaratri and other functions like the Independence and Republic day are celebrated with lots enthusiasm and zeal and they all pull me out to enjoy the precious human life. Here during Navaratri all the women go to each other's house for Haldi Kum .To see the sight of all the women going out for Haldi Kum wearing vibrant cloths with a positive look on their face. My heart start jumping in joy and that made thank god for sending me to beautiful location. This building has a beautiful garden were all the kids come here and start chirping like the sparrows but by the evening their chirpiness is gone as the kids go back to their respective homes. This area has a lot of schools and it is pure bliss to see all school students flying together like flock of birds. The kids and oldies in my building have treated me equal and normal. They do not talk anything negative about me .This makes my parents feel happy and contended .They socialise with this crowd as the talk about 'Geeta -The Walk of Life'. Here many recreation activities take place for which my pepper -grey haired friends and I volunteer .It gives a joy to do this kind of work and to see some new talent. Life here is peaceful and contented .As I am able to so many things in life and befriend many kiddies here. They have been apple of my eyes and heart.
Today my situation is such without my friend's Good Morning wishes through SMS or Whatsapp my day does not began. They may be older to me but they always are there for me in my new endeavours. Some of them are quiet like children and some of them are motivating and encouraging sorts.
But those who motivated me I get along with them easily as they help me in my writings ,my blogs ,my short stories. As they have become my muse. Eventually things started to fall in its places and broken pieces of my heart were mended by their smiles and out wittedness. Now I feel complete with these people coming into my life to make my being more meaning fully.
Today I don't have worry about celebrating my birthday or my achievements as my friend are ever ready to join in my happiness without any excuses or attitude .Sometimes their advices becomes a bit too much as they try to infuse their thinking and their lifestyle on me so I keep quiet and ignore it .But they are nice at heart. Some of them have become grandparents and some have got their desires fulfilled by sending their sons or daughters aboard.
Thank you Mr. CSR, Mr. VR, Mr. Krishna, their families and others for making my world a better place. Now being with these people I understood the true meaning of Happiness. Happiness does not come from befriending your age group people but to make friends with pepper- grey haired people, kiddies and old wise hags. As they taught me "How to live life by ignoring small problems that god have given to me and the learning how to face new challenges that life throws at you with ease" .Which they do with a Zest.
Thank you for teaching me a great lesson .That there no age of Friendship and Happiness .As Happiness lies within us.
These happening in my life made me completely forget about the old building ,the attitude of the members residing in that old building and my broken friendship with Aditya and Samyukta .As I got a new lease of life here and also made me realize that never regret for whatever has happened in life or for what life gives you. 'Just be you ' is the mantra which universe has given me.
Special Thanks to Mamma for inspiring me to write an incident from my life to inspire many. As I have been very apprehensive about writing it.
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