I was quite busy troubleshooting and attending meetings and finally when I came to my desk, this colleague of mine who always like to talk came by to my desk.
“The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand” ~ Spanish proverb
He is a good talker but sometimes people do change there route when they see him coming towards them…somehow I am not able to do so as he comes to my desk ;)
Well, I was amazed the way he was giving me some tips about relationship.
I respect him for his age and he often gives me advice just coz I listen to him: D
“A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.” ~ Katherine Whitehorn
I was not aware that ‘Rakshabandhan’ (bro -sis festival), is tomorrow until he mentioned it. He was telling about his sister who just lives a few miles away from him and how they don’t even see each other and talk once in a year. I was surprised at this. As for me family living near by is having more people to party – the more the merrier. But he was saying how his sister competes with him for everything even for there kids going to University they hide and try to extract information as what his kids are going to do etc.
One thing I was sure he felt very bad that’s why he came and shared this with me…which even gave me a provoking thought – Is blood really thicker than water?
“Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
He said tomorrow is Rakshabandhan and my sister she called my wife and said tell your husband when I come to tie rakhi, don’t give me any gifts.
The wife sincerely conveyed the message and I was thinking…why doesn’t she just leave certain things on him to decide??? Well, he said she didn’t call me and said this but she called my wife so that I don’t give any gifts to her and later she can make a big issue about not giving: D…! What a world…? Why the damn you have such relationships…why you celebrate that rakshabandhan if you don’t have that love and respect for eachother. The actual meaning of this tradition is that a brother will always love and protect his sister in all situations…! I guess it had only meaning in old days when one of the queen was in danger she asked for help through this rakhi with the neighboring king and since then the tradition is being carried out.
“Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt” ~ William Cowper
I have always been a black sheep in my family and I always felt we should only do things in which we believe and not to follow just because some bunch of masses are doing it.
“Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true”. Buddha
It is a point to think….how many of you when in trouble approaches your brother or sister and how many of you call your closest friend to discuss and ask for help.
“A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.” -- Fr. Jerome Cummings
I remember I had known a guy who always used to say keep away from relatives: D…now I wonder why?
I guess it’s very true and open whether its friends or your brother-sisters if you are not there in need then indeed you are not there real close ones.
“You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well” ~ Carrie Fisher
I would like to share this poetry here…:
“There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.~Ella Wheeler Wilcox”