ક્રિસ્ટમસ અને નૂતન વર્ષની શુભેચ્છાઓ
December 24, 2009
આ રાત અહીંની છે રુપાળી,જાણે આપણી હોયે દિવાળી,
ઉજવે સૌ ક્રીસ્ટમસ મીજબાની,હૈયાનાં સૌ ગમોને ખાળી.
આવ્યુ ઉમંગો ભર્યુ નવ વર્ષ, ગત વર્ષનાં સરવૈયા ગાળી,
ટાળશે ગમ ને દેખાડશે સૌને, મનમાન્યા સુખોની થાળી.
When I was a little girl, I could remember, my mom making breakfast and dinner for us. And I remember one night in particular, when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of vegetables, salad and burned chapatti in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed’
Yet all my dad did was, to reach for his chapatti, smile at mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but, I do remember watching him smear chatani on that chapatti and eat every bite? When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad For burning the chapatti. And I’ll never forget what he said. Baby, I love burnt chapatti.
Later that night, I went to kiss daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his chapatti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms and said Dear , your momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired, And besides, a little burnt chapatti never hurt anyone . You know life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I am not the best housekeeper or cook. What I have learnt over the years Is that learning to accept each other’s faults. And choosing to celebrate each other’s difference Is one of the most important keys for creating a healthy growing And lasting relationship.
And that’s my prayer for you today, that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life And lay them at the feet of God Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able To give you a relationship Where burnt chapatti isn’t a deal-breaker” We could extend this to any relationship, in fact . As understanding is the base of any relationship , Be it a husband – wife or parent – child or even with friends. Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket, but, into your own.
Email From Shrenik R. Dalal