A nice polka dot purse she received on her birthday from her daughter.
The purse looked nice and was appreciated by all – purse as a gift is generally given to ladies.
But what made it special was the – POLKA DOTS!!!
Mom had a fascination with polka dots and the daughter remembered.
Birthday dinner was ordered by the daughter, as she was the one doing the ordering till she went abroad to study.
It was normal dinner followed by chocolate mousse as dessert.
Nice dessert… which most of us like.
Again what made it special was the Dark Chocolate!!!
Dark Chocolate was her mom’s favourite.
No, it was not the polka dot or the dark chocolate that gave a lump in her throat; it was the fact that her daughter remembered such minute details about her mom and made it a point to send her those favourite things from thousand miles away.
And this made my sister’s birthday special – a birthday she will always remember.
Yes I am talking about my sister who just celebrated her birthday yesterday and her daughter who is in Dublin to pursue higher studies.
Life is all about such beautiful gestures and memories.
God bless my loving and affectionate niece.
Love needs demonstration – in whichever way you do.
My sister didn’t need the polka dot purse or the dark chocolate mousse to get reassured that her daughter loves her but this small thoughtfulness from her daughter did make her happy.
The same purse and dark chocolate, if bought on her own, would not have given my sister the happiness it gave her when it had added thoughtfulness of her daughter.
She was extremely delighted and kept smiling all day; her daughter managed to give her the best birthday gift; she made her happy.
I feel ‘being thoughtful’ is the key to happiness.
It makes both the parties happy – the person who thought about the other person and of course the person who is being thought of.
I remember our days in hostel when nothing was online…and we used to wait for phone calls in phone booth placed in our hostel; parents used to inform via postal letter giving us the call time.
That reminds me of my mom’s letters.
There was a coffee booth in our hostel which used to give coffee for 5 rupees and both my sister and I used to love that coffee. My mother knew it and she would keep a ten rupee note in the letter. And she would write …”run to the coffee booth and get two coffees”, and we would actually do that. We would run to the coffee booth and take coffee from the ten rupee sent by my mom.
It used to be such an amazing feeling…that coffee bought by that 10 rupee note definitely tasted different; the flavour of my mom’s thoughtfulness and love added to it.
And then when we would go home for vacations, my father would stuff the refrigerator with all the goodies we liked…from soft drinks to cakes to cheeses to whatever we liked.
We felt like princesses; again those goodies from refrigerator tasted different from what we ate on our own; those had added thoughtfulness and love of my dad.
If I look back, there have been so many thoughtful incidents in my life and even today when I think about them, they bring a smile.
My dad making sure I had yellow lights in my room when I went to stay with my parents.
My aunt making that special brinjal veg for me whenever I visit my hometown.
These are just little things that add to the bonding and love. You have to just be little alert to the choices of your loved ones …it could be food preference…colour choice…vacation destination choice…movie choice…how to spend a evening choice…anniversary celebration choice…birthday celebration choice…the list could be endless.
In fact my sister wanted a quiet drive on her birthday and her husband complied by driving down to Vrindavan; her wish was fulfilled and she was happy.
I guess these memories are should be treasured more than the pictures we keep sharing all the time on our FB and Instagrams; my personal opinion.
Life is all about these little little things…and these make a huge difference in your relations.
Little thoughtful acts add to the bonding and love between people.
Do thoughtful acts…do demonstrate love….don’t take relations for granted.
All relations, even the closet ones need nurturing
Wish my dear loving sister a very happy birthday and hope she keeps enjoying her polka dots and dark chocolate filled with the flavour of love and thoughtfulness by loved ones.