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In response to the A-Z Challenge
For today’s prompt, I says _________, the first thing that struck me was Ice cream. It has two reasons behind, the first one being my mother’s birthday and she is too fond of ice creams. And ever since early childhood, it was on this day that we use to have our summer beginnings i.e. to say it was on this day that we used to have the first ice cream of the season, marking the end of winter season. So i had ice cream on my mind all day long.

And the latter being the fact that as kids while learning the basic english alphabets, we used to learn, ‘I for Ice cream’. Hence,  this post.

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P.S. – Mom, this day ‘You’ and ‘Ice cream’ with you have been both dearly missed.

Daily  Prompt – You get some incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully fantastic news. What’s the first thing you do?

Wooowwww… That’s a good news..!!
I stood startled and confused,
as to how and what should I react,
Coz I found something I did least expect.

A news that comes all of a sudden,
takes time to adapt and digest,
Then whether it be a sigh of relief or burden.
Once adjusted, I’ll celebrate the good and forget the rest.
Coz good things in life happen,
only when life is at it’s best.
Further, I would thank God,
Feel delighted having been blessed by Lord.
And be grateful to Mom and Dad,
For giving me whatever they had.
For making me who I am.
I’ll always owe it all to them.

Hand-Me-Downs

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Daily Prompt, MAA
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Though I am late, but still I don’t want to miss writing on this topic.

Thanks Daily Prompt for having given me a reasonably good heading for thoughts to write something like this were on my mind ever since the day I wore ‘Her Saree’.

It was the sixth day of the first month of this new year..It was my ‘Convocation’. A day big enough to be celebrated in every student’s life..So was it for me. Amidst the other things, I was too excited and concious about what was I going to wear? After a good hustle bustle and having cluttered everything in my room, I saw my Mum standing at the door with some three hangers in her hand. She asked me to cool down, be calm and relax. Then, he handed over those three hangers to me and asked me to choose from them. Amongst those, was the one she wore in her farewell and the one that was ‘her favourite silk saree’. All my doubts vanished and my mind as clear as a crystal. I was sure enough that I was wearing that. No attire could be better than your Mum’s saree for your Convocation Day.. It gave me a feeling of joy, contentment and pride. I felt ‘Lucky’… 🙂

And the day I wore it, I could feel Mumma’s presence around walking along with me to the dais to collect my degree and certificates. Though she was not accompanying me but she was around. That was a feeling incomparable. Moreover, I was being complemented hugely for that rare piece of saree which is now a days nearly impossible to find. I was honoured for having got a chance to be able to wear that. There could be no better ”Hands-Me-Down” article than this, at least for me. 🙂

Thanks a lot Mummaa..Love you loads… ❤

MAA, a self explanatory word that includes the ‘world’ in it…yes I use the word “MAA” and not Mother even while using english as the mode to communicate because the feelings and emotions the word Maa arouses in me, Mother doesn’t, though it means the same. Nevertheless, this is not a ‘Maa vs Mother’ kinda thing, it is just to write something about the one who is so divine and pure, as no one else can be, about the one who replaces ‘God on Earth’. She is the visible God. Respect Her. Value Her. Treasure Her.

She is the one who carries a baby in her womb for nine long months, goes through a hell lot of pain happily in order to let the civilizations flourish, so that life could exist. For the entire world, even for the child himself/herself, the age is counted from his/her birthday but for a Mother he/she is always nine months older than his/her age. For her, our existence comes into being a lot earlier. She has lived every moment of that period. From then on, her child becomes her priority.
She is the only one who feeds a child even when she is rewarded with a kick on her bosom. She is the one who does all our daily chores better than we ourselves can do, even though we sometimes reward her with harsh words, bitter tone and anger. Dare to do such similar acts with any damn person, how so ever close, you will only get hatred and hurt in return. On the contrary a Mother gives us all the happiness possible in this world, even her own share for that matter. She has to put in a lot of effort, hard work and concern for her child’s upbringing, good education, better health, proper hygiene, the tastiest food, best toys, the most beautiful dress, and everything else her child demands, needs, wants and desires.
She sacrifices the biggest part of her dreams, desires and happiness for the very small-small wishes of her children. She lets forego even the things or dreams which she would have cherished or longed for when she was a girl, or a young lady without expecting anything in return. How can she have such a big heart? A heart for which the smallest wish of her child is more important than the biggest of her dreams. Such sacrifice, immeasurable in any terms or units is highly ignored and taken for-granted. Even then she doesn’t regret or stop making such sacrifices rather continues to do so and makes even bigger ones, if required. HATS OFF to ‘Her’.
Her love knows no bounds. Her concern has no limits. Her unmatched care, the endless support she extends are our real strengths if one understands from that perspective. But ironically, we don’t and even if we do, we take it to be our right, which indeed is a blessing, for which we should be thankful, accept it with folded hands, touch her feet and say a “word of Thanks” instead what we do is put on her all our tensions, frustration and irritation. And, honestly, it will bring a smile to every mother and nothing can be more beautiful than that. No feeling is more wonderful than to see your mother smiling because of you. It not only gives her all happiness but also gives you the Strength…strength to fight against all the evils, stand against all odds, stand against and fight all the competition and emerge as a winner.  Just think for a moment, don’t we expect that our efforts should be noticed and acknowledged. Yes, of course we do. Then a Mother also rightfully deserves it. Think Over..!!!
She makes us what we are. She know us inside out, from likes to dislikes, whether it be food, clothes, gifts, everything. She makes our lives so very comfortable. We can only concentrate on  our core aspects whether studies or job because she is the one who takes care of all the other things. Be it cooking food, washing clothes getting them ironed and back to their place, polishing shoes. She does all  our work from every small bit to the biggest part. She plays a lot many roles in our lives –
  •  Teacher – She is the first teacher to every child. From the basic ABC to the biggest lessons of Life, she teaches us. She is the one who makes us familiar with the worldly people, formalities, customs, rituals and rites. She teaches us how to eat, sleep, walk, talk and for that matter any sort of behavioural attributes.
  • She is a perfect mentor, philosopher and guide. The only person on Earth who will always show you the right path without any selfish motives. So selfless is her Love towards us.
  • She’s a best friend, in whom the biggest of secrets can confide. One can share the deepest secrets with her being sure of no leak. She will crack jokes to make you smile. She forgot all her troubles and problems to make you smile in the early years of your life. So, isn’t it our duty now to put a smile on her face permanently. We say “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” No one can better come up to this proverb, other than a Mother. The youth of today can do anything for a friend but will not even think this way for a mother. But truly, in truest of the sense, a mother is a child’s best friend for all seasons and the best reasons.
 Though every letter and word written above truly describes her and I also admit that her nature and personality is beyond this or probably she is that one person for whom I fall short of words to describe, but still I feel lucky to being able to try my hand at that…and for this also a million ton thanks to her again.

After a general description of a Mother (as done above), would like to share some bits and parts of the kind of bond I share with my Maa. She is the architect of my life, my strength, my deepest source of inspiration, my storehouse of knowledge, the confidence I own, my reason in everything I do and even for that matter I do not do, the one on whom I always rely and depend, the best of my friends who lends me a patient ear and listens to everything I have to utter, how ever sensible or nonsense it might be. People say heaven lies in mother’s feet or laps. I don’t want to claim or comment on the truthfulness or applicability of this statement, all I want to say is that there cannot be a place more safe, secure, peaceful and heavenly than her lap. Once I put my head on her lap, I am out of this world..somewhere where there is no reason to worry, no tension and all stress relieved. She brings Smile when I have tears in my eyes, she provides me with clear vision when I have some obfuscated notion, she provides me with all the courage, spark and positivity when I am losing my strength or I am afraid or my thoughts turn to be that of a pessimist. She pulls me up every time I fall and gets me going. Albeit I depend on her to a great extent, but she is the one who has taught me to be independent and self – reliant. She lives and leads a life for the sake of others and that is what she has taught us. In her words, “Everyone lives for his own self but if you truly want to live life in its truest sense Live for others. The real happiness lies not in receiving but in giving…all the amount of love, care and concern one can give without expecting anything in return” She is a lady of her words and lives by this.She is someone who completes me and justifies my existence.

If Life is Jig Saw Puzzle, she is the best riddle solver..!

If Life is Problem, she has all the possible solutions…!

If Life is a Vicissitude, she provides Stability…!

If Life brings curses, she is a Blessing…!

If Life is displays Bad Fortune, she is a Boon…!

If Life is restless, she brings Peace…!
She gave me life and she is ‘my Life’. She made me what I am today and she is the reason I live. ‘Thanks’ is a word too small even to acknowledge what all I owe you, repaying all that is just next to impossible. All I can do is to make you proud and happy by whatever things and acts I do. But still this ‘Thank You, Maa’ is just to express my a gratitude for everything you do, you have done and you will  continue to do. This is just a token of love and Tribute to you. Love You Maa….!!!