Children make the house more vibrant. They are the source of happiness and the joy that binds the family together. Their playful antics, the naughtiness and their innocence add beauty to any abode. However, when these children fall sick, a gloomy atmosphere haunts the entire household.
I recently visited a friend of mine while vacationing in Delhi. He is married, and has a five year old kid. Always a jovial person, Arpan, my classmate from school, was known to be a man of unparalleled humor, always being the life of any social gathering. However, when I met him after almost half a decade, his appearance narrated a sorry tale.
I found him aged beyond years. When asked about the reason, he said that things were all going well until the last few days, when high fever gripped hold of his son. Always an active boy, the five year old Kito was now confined to bed. The medicines were hardly doing any good, and the fever was accompanied with chills. A few medical tests, and it was evident that the little child was suffering from Malaria.
Immunity plays a key role in our lives. For a kid, that's of prime importance. A healthy kid leads to a healthy teenager, and eventually to a fit adult. On the contrary, a kid who is not taken care of properly turns out weak as he grows older. With proper supervision, Kito got well after a few days. The family doctor then suggested to give him proper food, reduce his junk intake and make sure that he gets a good dose of outdoor games and activities. Also, he suggested a spoon of Dabur Chyawanprash for the child, every morning and evening, as he said that would increase his inner immunity, providing resistance to germs and diseases of all forms.
Kito recovered, and the house was back to its brimming self. Arpan once again returned to his natural form, cracking jokes and entertaining me and others with his bagful of humor. Kito often invited me to play Cricket with him, along with his friends, and I didn't mind. After all, isn't it nice to relive your childhood? I was doing exactly that.
My vacation eventually came to a pleasant conclusion, and I bid farewell to my friend and his family. The last few days taught me how important a child and his/her health is to the entire family. Shouldn't a kid be provided with the best of care, so that not only he/she keeps smiling all the time, but his/her parents too live in a happy and peaceful ambiance?
That is the world we should all look forward to. That is the dream we should all turn into a reality.
There are moments when you just want to be at home, with
your family, spending the time with your loved ones over heaps of laughter and
tonnes of joy, the hustle and bustle of the busy streets sounding musical even
in its cacophony.
That’s the magic of Diwali, that invites you, embraces
you, and celebrates the occasion of togetherness, emphasizing the values and
the cultures we are all born with, signifying the warmth and affection that are
rooted deep within us.
As I look back at the tracks of time, the festive aroma
grips me, driving a smile on my face after a hectic day at work. Diwali had
always been one of the most awaited festivals of the years. As soon as the new
Calendar was hung on the walls, the first question that crept in my mind was – “When
is Diwali?” School days came bundled with a two days holiday, and a week - long
advance preparation of buying fireworks for the occasion. Initially, I insisted
on crackers, but then the high pitched sound caused by them, resulting in
discomfort of those residing in the nearby old age home, made me do away with
them. Diwali then turned into a peaceful procession of light, fire and fun and
After a week of preparation focused on cleaning the
house and buying new clothes for the occasion, as well as gifts for families
and friends, the D-Day finally arrived. Diyas and lamps were placed at various
positions in the house, resulting in an illumination so radiant that I felt all problems being swept away in the bright rays of hope.
Fireworks adorned the evenings. The grounds burst in
sparkling showers, while the skies rained in colorful extravaganza. Friends and
families came together, and a seemingly endless day of enjoyment began with
refreshments, lightings, chit- chats, games and delicious food. The celebration
lasted long into the nights, the sleep bugs disappearing for the day, and the
festive enthusiasm gripping hold of the vibrant energy in me.
Staying away from home, these moments revisit, bringing
those smiles and cheers that are somewhere hidden in the closet of my hearts. I
get out of my building, the lanes and by-lanes that have become my new abode in
the last one year, greet me with fervor anew. I, with my friends, munch on
Kurkure, and a few sips of Pepsi, sharing the memories that we have all relished
with our respective families on occasions of Diwali. New bonds are formed, and
friendships attain an all new meaning on this festive occasion. True, I miss
the beauty of #GharWaliDiwali, but then again, the festival never fails to
brighten me up. With communication today so fast paced with the advent of
internet, home is just a few clicks away, and though there are miles that separate me
and my family, the love we share on this occasion beats with every heartbeat.
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About the Author
Nishit Lal is a renowned speaker on self-development and high achievement. A former employee at Infosys, he has conducted several leadership and emotional intelligence workshops for a wide range of audiences using Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques. With a Bachelors degree in Technology and a Masters in Human Resource Management, he conducts interesting and powerful training programs to transform lives. Prior to this, Nishit has authored two widely acclaimed books. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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