19 Sep 2010
Last week I couldn’t make it to the worship meeting as I was down with viral fever. So this week I was all the more revved up to go to the Lord’s presence. It was indeed a sweet hour of worship. After worship time, many friends and sisters in the assembly enquired my health and I was deeply touched by their care and affection! Especially when Marlene aunty hugged me I was bowled over. She has been messaging me the entire week and inquiring my recovery. She is one such lovely, sweet and bubbly person I’ve met.
At the youth meeting, there was one song that moved me and here it goes.
Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,
Trials fall across the way…
Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
See his footprints all the way…!!!
All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
Discord filled my heart with pain…
Jesus swept across these broken strings,
And stirred these chords again…!!!
Then there was this message on FAITH that was so apt for my situation. “Faith is the total leaning of the human personality, in total confidence of His perfect wisdom, immeasurable love and absolute power.”
After fellowship lunch, I went to Jemi aunt’s house, had a nice nap and woke up to the cool evening air. I then realized that my Activa needed a bath so desperately and hence I attended to it. I taught Sami how to draw pie charts from given data. How nice if I had math exams on these topics now! I can score century so easily. It seems like a phew those things that were mammoth sized problems then.
“Unknown we meet, well known we part”. The author is anonymous, but I ponder on how these words strike a similarity on many instances in our life. Quite recently, I have been bidding farewell to many of my colleagues whom I’ve hardly know for the past one year. But the proximity of workplaces, tit bit chatters at lunch, resolving issues together and the like have somehow created a bond that sketches beyond the professional scope!
Today, Sudhakar, one of the managers hosted a lunch treat at Kebab Court for our team in the event of his leaving the organization. He is a kind of person who knows how to blend the professional and personal flavors of life so well, that a taste of the two strikes a great recipe. His composure is cheerful and his vivid words steal the show. One can’t stop enjoying his company and its sheer fun to perk a petty comment at him, and watch how he carries that all day long and sometimes even the whole week.
But when it comes to work, he has his hard and fast rules, and expects we oblige by them. I began my development activities under him and since then I have matured so well professionally in his constant guidance and motivation. There have been times when Sudhakar offered his valuable words of counsel that had changed my whole attitude of how I perceived the work environment.
Bidding farewell is not an easy task. If there is a meeting, there is supposed to be a parting as well. Rightly said, “Unknown we meet, well known we part”.
I’m through with the book “Without Rainbows”. A happy ending as in the case of almost all of our fairy tales right from our childhood that says “… and they lived happily ever after!” How nice! If only …
Today I happened to commute by auto and was carried away with a humane gesture of the auto driver. A man was struggling to pull a cart loaded with huge pipes across the metro rail bridge and had almost come to a standstill unable to progress further. He was pestering with the vehicle and was perspiring vainly. The auto driver went closer to the cart and tucked one of his legs into the cart and drove the auto, indirectly saving the cart man an ordeal. The man was all praises for the driver. His benevolent act filled me with admiration and also made me ponder on how we can pick a lesson or two from these people around us too.
Fortunately, I was among the ten to be selected in my organization to join the celebrations of US Independence day hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in India! That will be on Sunday – July 4th and I’m taking Divya along with me. I hope to have an exceptional experience. Let’s wait.
After calling the day off on account of a dire physical condition, I snuggled into bed hoping that a nap would recuperate my health. May be I was right! When I woke up late in the afternoon, I was feeling much better. Oh! Wait a minute. I had that icky feeling right in my tummy. Only then did I realize that I hadn’t munched on a speck of food for the past 24 hours! I grabbed an apple and finished it within minutes. The long sleep had done a lot of cramps to my muscles and I strolled along the porch to recoup them and to breathe in the evening air as well.
Later, I settled down with “Without Rainbows” by Virginia Hart. Penny has an undying obsession for Stefan. But unfortunately, it is he who finances her father’s dangerous expeditions that would cost him almost his life. The girl is sandwiched between her affection for her father and love for her man. I’m yet to finish with that.
Then I suggested Divya, we’d watch a movie before sleep. It was almost midnight when we started watching the movie and so we decided that Divya would sleepover in my room. The movie, “3 idiots” was an absolute fun statement. But the best part was watching it along with Divya. Now, there is a lot to mention about this girl. Cool and calm as she is, she herself is an entertaining element. She keeps me always reminded of how cheerful it is to be a child. The lass is bubbly and bouncy all the time and keeps us wanting more of her childish babbles and steal-my-heart looks! For a while I can forget my own worries and drench myself in the comfort of her petty quarrels and messy chatters, which is, in a way, reassuring and cozy for the twosome.
She is more than what I could see!
A blossom amidst weed,
She is a gem indeed.
My anxieties and difficulties she understood,
And strives hard to make me good.
When my determinations are less strong,
She recognizes that something is wrong!
This friend guide of mine,
Could make my actions refine.
To this friend philosopher I do owe,
All my success that are in store.
My heart soul and mind,
Will always be grateful to this friend so kind!
I covet your presence ever near.
In your soothing words do I find,
All the peace and comfort for my mind.
I always find you humble,
And authority you do not fumble.
Your comely discourse whatsoever,
Makes my heart to hover.
Sweet memories of you I want to cherish,
And tend it without a blemish.
In you do I find a disposition meticulous,
Absolute and whole without jealous.
To treasure a friend like you,
Is the privilege of only few!!!
Encumber the ‘ENTICER’s
You need to be ardent and ‘FIER(y)O’
Let us not be splinters but ‘SP(L)ICE’
And enjoy the ‘SPLENDOR’ and grandeur of life
Sustain it with ‘PASSION’
And scrutinize the ‘VICTORY’ ‘DAWN’ in your life
You are then a personage of high ‘CALIBER’ and
The emissary of ‘JOY’
Then it’s the fair time to say ‘HOODIBABAA’!!! (Surprise)
Believe that you can be influential
Confined in this vociferous realm
Dare not to slumber and dream
Evade every reprove and hurry
Forget every distress and worry
Grow with knowledge every day
Hoist your talents, else you have to pay
Intensify them with courage
Jaded hopes are only a mirage
Kind words, positive vibrations spread
Laugh away the sorrows, when along life’s path you tread
Mourn not over your present state
Never blame situations and fate
Oppress not the meek and needy
Pray that you should never be greedy
Quench your thirst for wisdom
Reform your thoughts and expel boredom
Surpass every occurrence of strife
Taste the essence of life
Utilize every opportunity
Vanquish injustice, pride and diversity
Without enthusiasm the soul might turn weak
X-cellent you should be, and so advices you should seek
Yokes may come and go in this life
Zenith you should reach, so live worthwhile
I ponder why the moon ever wanes!!!
The wholesome witness of a blissful night,
Recklessly subside in my wary sight!
Causing a wreckage to my wistful night,
And thrusting me into a disheartening plight!!!
But as I kept gazing at the masterpiece abate,
It proposed a concept pertaining to my present state…
The tranquility of the new moon a million words convey,
The inability to commune with my love it portray…
Setting my heart in deep dismay,
Serenity, serenity all the way!!!
While on my bed I sadly lay,
My eyes are filled with tears,!, There are no more words to say,,,…
The celestial body promised that the curse it would throw,
By wiping the tears off my brow…
That within a fortnight it would grow,
To bridge the gap and discard all my sorrow…