Saturday, June 18, 2016

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.. A UNIQUE RESPONSIBILITY WELL DISCHARGED!

I was 10 yrs old.. My mother said, “Go to the temple, Pray to God and come back.. The Almighty takes care of you!” Along with that she reminded me of the procedures to follow there..

I was too enthusiastic.. Went there and exactly did what my mother told but for the final ringing the bell as I had to jump since I couldn't reach that height, I was harshly told by the Authorities to go away and not to cause nuisance in the Premises leaving me totally confused and tensed up at that tender age..

  • My father instantly rose to the occasion.. He intervened and made it clear to the Authorities that children are the Incarnation of God and it was wrong to admonish me who was devotedly doing what others do with my own limitation
Thus restoring my confidence back to 100%!
Soon I had grown to a young adolescent of 18 and constant questioning / advices too started pouring into my ears from my father shaking my confidence a bit temporarily..
  • “What happened to the work I asked you to finish yesterday?”
  • “I told you to go and talk to that man and tell him……… Why did you not do that and wasted the whole day?”
  • “Go to the place, wait till the man turns out, talk to him and tell him…..”
  • “Dear! In your age, you know..I had taken up a big responsibility of..... These are also like that only!”
  • “OK! You might have done this now, but don’t relax.. Tomorrow, we are together going and getting the monthly needs for our house.. OK?”
And as planned we both went there, I was made to involve in buying and bringing all that stuff in a small open van along with him. On the way as the vehicle maneuvered a steep up, it suddenly swiveled and rested on the edge of the road tilting precariously towards the side slope.
  • My father instantly jumped out of the vehicle shouting, "Dear! Leave everything and get down first!" and as I just got off in a hurry letting off the items in my hand, he hugged me and comforted me with the tins of oil, few powders and some items thrown on to the road by the side standing as the true testimony of his ever available support if an exigency calls for
Thus boosting my confidence back to 100%!


Finally, when I being a grown up personality of mid thirties was in the process of changing over to another job, my father wished me all the best along with a caution..
  • "I may be none here to intervene as the present crucial decision may help you to come up further better in your life and a few times may not help you and instead may create a problem.. Discuss the matter in detail with your colleagues and other contemporary well wishers keeping my doubt fresh in the mind.. Best Wishes.. I'm sure you would be a success here
Thus finally ticking that same confidence almost a 100%!

12 comments:

  1. Father is always unseen wall of confidence, supporting morally, guiding whenever needed, cheering whenever spirits are down.

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    1. Exactly said, Madhu.. He is truly a symbol of confidence in our lives.. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. So well written....fathers are always our super hero :) Still remember the times when my dad used to teach me swimming by carrying me on his back and asked me to pedal my legs :)

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    1. Happy to hear such a good comment from you Prakriti.. You said it so rightly.. Thanks for the same!

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  3. This post made me to remember all the inspirational quotes my father was to tell me when I used get nervous.

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    1. That's nice to hear from you Ranjana.. Yes.. Fathers are truly our Pillars of strength in our difficulties.. Thanks for a good comment!

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  4. Wonderfully wirtten Sir..a great tribute to all the fathers ...a Father is a guiding force in our lives...even if the whole world tears apart, a father and mother will always be wit us..come what may!

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    1. Thanks Miss Jose.. That's very much right here.. It is said that parents act and parent in laws act carefully.. A nice observation!

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