All You Need is Love and Flowers

All You Need is Love and Flowers

Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker
 
There are good days and then there are the bad days. How much ever we wish for life to follow a logical course, every day the sun rises with new challenges. Some that can be tackled, some that are pushed under the carpet and some that may really bring us down. 
 
This morning was one such morning when I woke up not feeling at ease. Believe me, when we are not at ease, nothing around us is at ease. Small issues appear far bigger than they are and everything is just more challenging and convoluted than it usually is. While on usual days multi-tasking is a breeze, on days like this, there cannot be a bigger burden. Handling home, hospital, surgeries, patients and kids at the same time can drive one to the verge of insanity. However, like most of us, today I also did not have much choice but to just grit my teeth and somehow get through the day.
 
Lost in my own thoughts, as I entered home this evening, there it was…. A beautiful red flower kept on the table. I was greeted with a big hug by my five years old son. He gifted the flower to me, said “I love you mumma” and ran off to play. This has been our secret ritual for as long as I can remember. Every evening, he brings a flower for me and tells me that he loves me the most.
 
I guess, today this was just what I needed. It helped me to bring back the much needed perspective in my life. It reminded me that love is of utmost importance in our lives. Love makes us stronger to deal with everything else that life has in store for us. Life is not easy and all of us are struggling in some way or the other. What we need to remember is that while each of us is served with our share of problems, we are also given blessings in the form of people who love us. They are the ones who make life worth living for. They are the ones who make it worth fighting for. They are also the ones who make us realize that there is more positive in this world than negative can ever be.
 
On some days, we just have to look a bit harder.



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