FAMILY – sometimes loving, sometimes annoying, but always together.
Even when your 1000 of miles away, you think of those evening tea sessions, those moments when you tease each other with funny nicknames or those futile attempts to listen to the adult’s discussion (honestly, they are dammed boring) and trying to make a valuable contribution to those *boring* discussions.
There is no substitute to those memories, they bring pure joy, laughter and happiness in our life.
There is always a person in every family who has the funniest /peculiar habits/jokes/whatever you want to name it! You don’t need to watch the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory to laugh, just think about those carefree old family days.
It’s not only the surname that binds a family together, but those pleasant childhood memories play a pivotal role.
My *awesome* sister (Disclaimer: I am not drunk) and I were discussing many of those pleasant memories.
Over the next few blogs, I would be discussing those memories. (iPromise: I would write frequently)
One of the topics is my dad’s *active* punchlines (he still uses them and make me smile every single time)
There are few things in our life which keeps us close to our root value. For me, it’s these punch lines. They are not just anecdotes, but provides the required motivational drive.
“Beta, concentrate karo, aur socho ki life mein kuch bana hai ki nahi” – Dad used to come home after the work and massage my head with his forefingers and uses those lines. Thinking about it brings smile to my face.
While I am writing this blog, my mind is constantly distracted by pings, feeds, and retweets. During my childhood, there wasn’t much distraction except cartoon network. I know time has changed but it’s important to concentrate on life and achieve success/goal/dream.
Dad is right – if you can concentrate on your goal and tame your will, you can achieve anything in the world.
“kade ho jao, aur majdoori karo” – whenever papa used to find me lying on the bed, he would say this line. It makes sense now, its dad’s polite way to say – get up on your ass and start working as there is no short cut to success. We have to be a mazdoor to build bridges of our dreams.
When you read them, they are just plain text as they are missing something important – “his expressions” (they bring power to these lines).
P.S: Just heard somebody saying “When you live outside your friends are your family”. Partially true, but when your ass is on fire, your family is the one that saves your burned ass!