Sunday, July 31, 2011

Simple and small

All of us have a responsibility to make our lives interesting. If not, who else will?
My personal observation has been that a lot of interesting things happen in our daily lives through conversations.

I remember a few anecdotes of the recent past and thought I will pen them down.

I was having a tele conversation with my son and told him that I visited the Brahma (The Creator) temple at Pushkar. His immediate reaction was “ Dad, did you thank him for creating a wonderful son like me?” Both of us had a hearty laugh.

My wife is very particular about the timings of the arrival and departure of the flights that I take, and many a time she has even informed me about the delayed timings of the flight that I am supposed to take. The moment I land at any destination – she would be on call with me because she would have found out the exact time that the flight had landed. Last week when she called me the moment I landed at Mumbai, I told her “ Knowing you, I am sure you must be aware of the name of the pilot and the crew too.” Both of us had a hearty laugh.

My daughter usually gets up late in the morning by which time both my son and I would have left the house for our daily chores. One such day I asked her a naughty question to pull her legs “ Do you know when both of us left this morning?” She was too smart for me and answered “ What a stupid question? I don’t dream about both of you.” Both of us had a hearty laugh.

One day morning I left my house in a huff for office, slightly angry with my wife. It is she who ensures on a daily basis that my pen, wallet, handkerchief and belt are all in place for me. After I reached office, she called me and told me ‘Ensure that your pants don’t come down.” I realized I had forgotten to wear my belt. Both of us had a hearty laugh.

Simple and small, but they say it all. Such conversations cheer us and life continues.

15 comments:

Neha Phanse said...

I too had a hearty laugh reading these instances!! It's essential that we find humor and learning from small interactions. It simply adds value to the relations and the day!!

me ra said...

sweet.....

Sylvia K said...

Particularly in our world today we do need to be on the look out for those moments of laughter! They're always there -- just harder to see sometimes! But what a difference they can make in our day -- our lives! Thank you for some delightful smiles and giggles to start my day! Hope you have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

nsiyer said...

I never knew you still come over to my blog. Thanks for your valuable comments. How's life, Neha?

Thanks me ra.

Kavi said...

Many years back, I was a regular reader of Readers Digest. "laughter is the best medicine' used to be a space that I would eagerly turn to!

It is indeed the best medicine. If only we stop, stare, and laugh will we be able to take life with dozes of humour and look forward to more !

Well written sir !

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sylvia. Have a great week ahead.

Kavi, I agree. That's we do every morning when we meet and start a great day everyday.

Brian Miller said...

nice...love these small touches in your family...it makes it special eh...and a laugh keeps you healthy...smiles.

Debra Lynn Lazar said...

You always put a smile on my face with your stories, and for that I can't thank you enough. ;-)

Babli said...

I always keep smiling face and feel good to read your each and every post. I love to watch comedy movies and also love to interact with people who are very jovial and by interacting with I feel more happy and go on laughing. A sweet smile on face and making other people laugh makes a huge difference in our life as our day goes on well without being upset or gloomy.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Brian for coming over and acknowledging the piece.

Debra, I am happy that I made you happy.

Babli, I totally agree. Life is all about spreading happiness.

Ganesh said...

Thanks for the post sir, thoroughly enjoyed it....reminders like these help realize that one doesn't have to look for things to make oneself happy and smile, but recognize that everyday interaction can bring a smile too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ganesh. I totally agree with you

Kalpana said...

Simple, Small and Sweet indeed Sir.
Thanks for sharing.

nsiyer said...

Hi Kalpana, long time. Nice to see your comments.

mavericksandip said...

Hello Sir.. recently came across this blog of yours.. really loved reading each & every piece. still remember your session back in 2006 in 'Just Leap'.... it was as interesting and thought provoking.. :)