It’s already been a very very long time since Lockdown was announced due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Nobody would have even expected a situation like this to happen anytime before. I hope God gives us all enough health and strength to successfully get out of the Pandemic and return to old normal soon. I have discontinued writing for almost a month, but its always good to be back. Yesterday, when I logged into WordPress to write a poem – I realized that all my thinking have been influenced a lot by the ongoing tough situations in our planet. It seemed like the year 2020 has just now started, but we have already completed 10 months of the year. “What did I do this year?” is one of the most prevalent question that I had heard throughout this year from many of my friends. In fact, I guess this question has been put forth by my mind to me multiple times. However, sometimes we cannot calm our minds. The best choice is to take good care of ourselves and our mind whenever possible.
This year has taught us a lot of things. Initially, we were happy and excited while sending New Year wishes to people. Then came the Lockdown. Ever since Lockdown was announced, things have changed a lot for many of us. For me, I have never even thought of working from home before. There never came a situation when I had to opt for ‘Work From Home’ before. I was excited thinking of the ‘Work From Home’ concept. However, there are multiple turn of events during the execution of it. Even then, I am pretty glad & forever thankful to God that I could continue my work during these unexpected situations.
Quite a lot of events have taken place in our World. Cricket and Soccer matches are happening with no spectators. Movies are being released on OTT platforms. Work is performed from home. Virtual meetings and virtual award shows have become normal now. Online Teaching and Online Learning are being practiced in schools. There is no end to this list. There is a common saying which goes like this: “Whatever happens, the show must go on”. I hope everyone have heard this saying multiple times in our lifetime. Hence, be full of hope and pass on beautiful positive vibes wherever you are.
Remember…THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
I had a small conversation on phone with my friend yesterday when he suddenly asked me “What did you have for lunch?” I was not able to recollect what I had for lunch just 30 minutes ago. I thought I was so doomed. Later I recollected and told him what I ate. However, the lunch problem is solved. Then, I later started thinking why my brain did not respond to me properly while I was trying so hard to re-visit my memory to know what I had for lunch. The most surprising factor is that I had lunch just 30 minutes before having a call with him. I became a little more curious and I started to think about memories.
Memories are cool, isn’t it? I love memories. Our memories provide us happiness, sadness, anger and almost all the emotions of the world. Memories are very important. It’s been 2 years since my father had an acute stroke in his brain which made him lose all his memories. It’s been almost 3 to 4 months for him to recollect all his memories and identify me. Every day before leaving to work, I still remember me asking my name to him. However, I am happy now and forever grateful to God that he had recovered from the illness and he is leading a normal life like everyone now. One incident happened in the hospital which I wanted to share with all of you at this moment. It was the 5th day since my father got bed ridden in the hospital. I was allowed to visit my father only twice a day as he was getting medicated in the Critical Care Unit. The nurse came and called me in. On reaching the room, I saw my father with all the life supporting paraphernalia. It was difficult for him to recognize anyone meeting him other than my mother. Then, the doctor pointed his hand towards me and asked my father to recognize me. My father wasn’t able to recognize me initially. Hiding my tears, I smiled. A storm raged and hit my heart at that time, but somehow I managed to pretend before everyone showing them that I am completely fine. My father’s friends and my mother were standing beside me. I still remember standing still watching that moment. Someone told my name to the doctor. I know that my name is the hardest name on Earth and no one has ever spelled it right the first time. However, fortunately or unfortunately – I don’t know, the doctor did spell my name successfully in the first attempt. On hearing my name, my father started smiling and the sound of his mild laughter reached my ears. I have never seen anyone smile on hearing my name. It was the first time. All the hardships that I have ever faced in my life can never be matched to that one moment. I call it ‘The Moment of my Lifetime’.
Life is all about making memories. Make sure you create more and more happy moments in life. For now, picture the happiest moment of your life in your mind and spread beautiful positive vibes wherever you go. Good Luck !