Friday, 12 July 2013

Shadi ka Happy Budday!!

I have met a lot of people till today. But I have not met with some one with such a spirit. Well, of course she is not a person at a high-held post neither does she holds any degree or awards, she just cooks at different houses. Yes, she is my cook.

One fine morning she came, all decked up. And she told me - "aaj mere shadi kaa happy budday hai."

She was all happy, blushing and was ready to rock her entire day. She had planned her day well and shared the same with me. She made special lunch for herself, planned to have a lot of her favorite vada pav and dinner plans with her friends with super spicy chicken at her house.

I was confused, silent and puzzled.

She lost her husband around 10 years back. She didn't remarry and was living with her children.

Amazing! I was just bowled over by the way she is living her life. No sorrows. No regrets. No pains. No strings attached. Just the happy memories around. Spirit to enjoy whatever it may be.

Art of living. Isn't it.

But she is correct to enjoy. May be her husband is not around but the life which she is leading started this very day. There was no looking back. Her children joined her happy times. Her husband parted from them but still they lived in the same house, somewhat harder but similar situations, their own lives.

I have seen people breaking apart with separation, but have not seen such a person. Hats off to her and her spirits.

She taught me whatever it may be, if your spirits are high, that's all you will need to lead a happy life.I have zillions of unfinished wishes for which i cry and crib about. Well, not any more. Her shadi kaa happy budday has changed my perspective of looking at things a lot. I enjoy my present, i work for my unfinished dreams but cry no more.

All i can say is that, in the end, all that matters is your spirit. If you want to cry, you will in all situations. If you want to smile, you will in all situations. What say!!

This post is written as a part of 'All that Matters' contest at in association with INK Talks 2013.


  1. Inspiring ... Well as they say - poverty is the best teacher you can afford :)

  2. Loved reading it.


  3. The lady may not be economically rich, but she is rich in spirit!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Very true! and pleasure is all mine :)

  4. wow....this lady's life serves a reminder for all of us that we need to count our blessings and rejoice in what we have rather than sulking over the "have nots"!! a truly positive perspective towards life! well written swarn :)