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What was significant last week…? I was reading an article somewhere about the joy of doing… the joy of giving… though it was not relevant to what I experienced last week… my parents and I are very close as all of us are in our own ways… we do our best to give time to them… but we get entangled with our priorities… we spend time but we don’t go deeper than spending time… all the comforts are there… we love them, we respect them, we hold them very special in our lives… still…

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What I realised is we don’t stop to understand them deeper… as age changes a lot of things… when I struggle with every new gadget… new technology… new concept… they somewhere feel out of the place… fashion is changing… communication is changing… shopping is changing… eating out is changing… entertainment is changing…

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They have to run to catch the pace with us… we are too busy to realise… when I stopped and looked back at the situation… I understood that I have to change my path leading to my parents… I have to be calm and patient to re-connect with them differently… they will always be the one giving, smiling and loving unconditionally…

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What I did and what I am doing is re-organising their wardrobes… their room… as we don’t realise again is that their attachment to the material of their lives is more than 6-7 decades… its memories to them… they hold on to things…

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Even if they are perfectly healthy, happy and independent… they still need our time the way our partner, our kids, our friends and our work need us…

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I wish I am able to be there with them… in a meaningful way… let me keep on adding smiles on their faces…

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How can I forget I am what I am because of them…

Gratitude!