Women have it tough.
Our hormones make us impossible. That’s why we end up having fights with .Yes I squarely blame it on hormones.But all say and done ,aren’t women best friends too. Didn’t your gang of girls make school more fun?How would life be ,without the BFF to tell your secrets?Impossible!
The 5 women in my life I am thankful for is a golden prompt
My mom has always put one thought very firmly in my head.Read books .Books that teach,educate ,help motivate and inspire you to grow.The only way to do it all in one lifetime, is learn from other people’s experience us through reading.
Honestly that’s the single most important thing ,that has helped me in my life so far.Read till my eyeballs shut by themselves.Now I google till google sends me a stop message .
The ever thoughtful,and patient little sister who always listened to my rants ,my dreams and lent a shoulder for me to cry .Words are not enough to thank her.We may not agree on a lot ,but life would be a lot different without her.
My best friend from school,Rukmini
A ,generous warm-hearted friend who was always there to help me .Her nature had the fragrance of a jasmine.You will remember her even if you don’t see her.One of the few people who could actually make me see reason ,even when I was seeing red. We haven’t met for the last 17 years (She lives in Canada with her family now ).But I remember her kindness and compassion every day.
My friend Poonam from Medical college
We were very different in some,but very similar in what we wanted from life .We did the same thing in two different ways.Swapped notes and found both ways of living life ,finding love and happiness started from inside us.She is a friend who canbe trusted to always tell the truth.Not brutally, but honestly and kindly.To guide me when my reason failed.To stop me from making a bad situation worse (I tend to do that),by pulling me away from fights .Her role in me finding the love of my life is another story.
Last but not the least my elder Sister in law .Yes you can look sceptical .My husband would be shocked too!I have had borderline fights with her.I still tell her things which a more volatile person may take the wrong way.But living in a small town where you need emergency baby sitting ,plant sitting or someone to just chat about where to buy what ,she has been invaluable.
I have learnt one important lesson from almost getting along with my sister-in-law,people are rarely good or bad .They are all shades of grey .
How much darkness you see will depend a lot on who is casting the shadow and where you are standing.
The noon sun makes my shadow as tall as my six footer hubby!
So yes women make wonderful moms,friends and mentors .But we need to be careful who comes close to our light If their shadow puts you in darkness maybe it’s time to shift .
Writing this for the #Thankful Thursdays prompt
Also joining hands with Bushra and Zainab for #ClickAndBlogAstory #Women