Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DIWALI -A TIME FOR FAMILY


                         



Diwali always comes with a bag load of smiles and good memories.Our greatest strength is our family and the time we spend with our family.Our activities during a festival is always engraved in our memory .When young our Diwali was full of colors and crackers and sweets. As we grew older Diwali became very dear to us because it was an oasis we got in between our hectic routines of studies  and grades.After going to far off universities coming home for Diwali was of course always precious.

Marriages twined us with a whole new galore of new faces but we relished our Diwali experiences because always there was some good thing about every Diwali.As years flew children became our world and Diwali meant getting things for them -clothes ,crackers ,sweets and what not.Our days were spend planning for our kid's Diwali,their joys always made our day .As kids grew up their tastes also changed and a traditional Diwali took a back seat and it was replaced by a late rising ,TV and movie watching Diwali.Still it was fun because our pride in our kid's growing up was always within us.

Years flew by ,well into our fifth decade of life our children were no longer with us .They were in far off lands carving their own future.Many of us are adamant and hardly want to let go.We pine for what we do not have with us .It is the rule of today's world that we are forced to satisfy ourselves in a virtual world of technology.Life is short and learning to let go is an important tool that can bring happiness to us on a Diwali day or any other day.Just as we learned to bind with our children we must also lean to let go and happiness is when all are happy .

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Let us live a life of gladness and impart the same to others as Khalil Gibran said to us. 
Let us learn the art of letting go and celebrate Diwali with joy and content.

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