Friday, December 13, 2013

My Personal Journey with People

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival Of Words 8th - 14th December 2013

Today's personal journey is with People

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
~ Author Unknown


Ever wondered why you were born into the family you did?  I wonder about it all the time. I don't know the answer to this question, but I can analyse the important people in my life. So here goes...

My paternal grandmother -
She was an amazing lady. Gentle but with great strength. Great achievements in life, yet so down to earth and humble. Dedicating her life in service to humanity for her was service to God, nothing more, nothing less. There was a divinity about her, she was the epitome of love. Somehow I think she was there to plant the seeds of my life's purpose. More about her here and here.

my grandmother

My dad -
Like my grandmother he was a humble, generous kind and gentle person. Achieved a lot in his life yet never bragged about it. He was also down to earth. His "religion" was compassion. He lived life simply but with great joy. He was so grounded and always at peace. He had a great love for all living things. There was an unexplainable goodness about him. I think he was here to show me how to live life here on Earth. More on my dad here.

my dad (at left) signing autographs during his cricketing days
at right is Hemu Adhikari who was a good friend of my dad


My mom -
Whereas dad was here to ground me, to teach me how to live life day to day, my mom I think brings to me the spiritual aspect of my life. Her faith in God is unshakeable and has seen her through many difficult times. A completely different personality from my dad, but I think a very good complement to him.

my mom in her younger days

My children -
They are my strength and joy. The love I feel for them cannot be explained in words. I feel blessed to have them in my life. No pics of them as I am banned from posting them.


Join me tomorrow on my last personal journey in this series with some Dreams

My Personal Journey so far:

Check out some Day 6 posts 

Have a day when wonderful connections take place

Warm Regards
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30 comments:

  1. The family we are born into shapes a lot of our characters, behaviour and even our outlook to life, I suppose.

    Loved reading the post on your family. :)

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    1. Thanks Iihahs. Our families certainly influence that. Glad you liked my post.

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  2. The question is now going to stay with me...why I wonder I was born in this family...introspection mood set in!
    Lovely post Suzy acknowledging the important people in your life...a part of you...people who shape you...

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    1. Thanks Aditi. It's a question I ask myself many times. Happy pondering!

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  3. Family is the greatest treasure one possess and your description of you family members justifies it. We connect with each other in the virtual world. but such posts feel that we are close to one another.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. Yep, they are very special to me.

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  4. Great post dedicated to the most important people in your life.. That's one more reason why I love blogging.. You can say with words as beautifully as you can.. Lovely

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    1. Thanks Nischala. Glad you liked it.

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  5. You look so much like your mom!! This is such a wonderful ode to the wonderful people in your life! :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. So I am told - that I look like my mom, but mannerisms like my dad.

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  6. loved ur post! ur mom looks so sweet and innocent! we are what our families make of us...and with such great people to inspire you at every step of life, no doubt ur must be a wonderful person yourself.... would love to meet u some day!

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    1. Thanks Little Princess. That's such a sweet comment. If God wills, we sure will meet someday.

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  7. lovely post... the love for them is evident... and I agree with Shilpa... both your pic (in sidebar) and your mom's pic comes almost beside each other and except for the haircut, the resemblance is very evident

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    1. Thanks Roshan. Yes, I'm very close to my family and very blessed to have such a wonderful one.

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  8. That's the best kind of post - to acknowledge the people who matter most to us. Very often we take them for granted.

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    1. Thanks Obsessivemom and so true that we should acknowledge our loved ones more often than we do.

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  9. This was just such a beautiful take on the prompt and a lovely heartfelt tribute to some of the most wonderful people in your life. Loved the post a lot.

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    1. Thanks Jairam. Glad you liked my post.

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  10. a delight to read about your family, suzy :)

    another opportunity to be blessed!

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. I feel very blessed to have been born into such a wonderful family.

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  11. It was a delight getting to know your family Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Geeta. Glad I could share them with everyone.

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  12. When I think of people I also think of my family. And you look sooo much like your mother. No?

    Richa

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    1. That's what everyone says Richa. We also sound similar on the phone.

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  13. Beautiful tribute to a wonderful family. Wow! Ur dad was a cricket player and no wonder he shaped the rules of the game in your life that makes for your outlook in life.

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Yes, I hear that my dad was an awesome cricketer. His rules were pretty simple - integrity, honesty, humility, kindness, compassion and love. No wonder we all loved him to bits.

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  14. Such wonderful role models in your life!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. They sure are / were.

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  15. You have a beautiful family Suzy. Such a rich heritage of love and light. Big blessings all around!

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    1. Thanks Leah. Yes, a wonderful heritage and I am truly blessed.

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