( I had written this post nearly two years ago before I had met Kriti, Swati and Sukanya. Sharing this today on Friendship day.)
Friends make my day……..
“And we find at the end of a perfect day, the soul of a friend we’ve made.” Carrie Jacobs Bond
Friends make life worth living; hey don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that it’s an ordeal otherwise, but friends make the good, better and the better, best. What do I mean with this jumbled up explanation? Okay, imagine yo…u are eating a perfectly baked, delicious cake and someone walks up to you and hands you a bottle of home made heavenly, gooey, creamy chocolate sauce. Friends are the chocolate sauce on your yummy cake called, life.
There have been times in my life when, a smile from a stranger has made me forget my worries, for a little while and a hug has mended my achy breaky heart. Everyone goes through ups and downs in life and friends are the steadying factors. Friends can touch your heart even from a great distance, they can make you smile through your tears, make you feel better just by being there for you. If you are lucky, they may be within hugging distance, we need friends to make us believe in ourselves and to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to rest our weary heads on, when life is being a pain.
I am thankful to god for enriching my life by surrounding me with such loving and caring friends, I don’t think I could have survived all that life threw my way had it not been for the love and support of my friends. Some friends meet you everyday and help you cope with things while there are some friends that you meet once or twice a year but they play an equally important role in your tumultuous life. They bridge the distance with their thoughtful gestures and loving words of encouragement and what they lack in proximity, they make up with their intensity. I have all kinds of friends, close friends, near and dear ones and some long distance ones too.
My dear friend Rimly is the one who invited me to The Ladies Club and changed my life. I am indebted to her for life; she is my soul-sister and a number 8 like me. We had met in Kochi, Kerala more than a decade ago and I can still remember her unique style of introducing herself, She had said,” hi, I am Rimly, Imly with a R, and I never forgot her name and the impish smile on her sweet angelic face. We were part of a voluntary organization in Kochi, another Ladies Club, and shared a lot of laughs, tears and treats. I loved her Mekhala Chadars and borrowed one for an Onam celebration at one time. Celebrated Diwali at her place, attended Navy Ball and various other dances, got drunk on many occasions, laughed cried and celebrated life. We were in the editorial team of our in-house magazine and worked together, editing, proof reading and formatting the articles. She taught me a lot about computers and encouraged me to write as well. She is a genuine friend and a great soul-sister to have in your corner. She encourages, defends, loves with abandon, love you my outlier.
And now for my dear Virtual friends…..
I am thankful to god for giving me the opportunity to meet and bond with such a great group of talented young ladies. It’s online for now but I am sure we will meet some time in future, we were all meant to come into each others lives. I believe in destiny..
Kriti my Mitr, is awesome, there is no other word to describe her. I love our daily chats and look forward to reading her comments and posts. She goes to any lengths to help a friend and She is a rocking Diva….
Swati, is an imp, smart, funny and adorable, love her sense of humour and intelligence.I enjoy her tweets on twitter, she is funny, smart, sweet and sensational…
Chokher Bali, A hidden gem, super-sensitive,sweet, ridiculously intelligent, brave poetess. Multi-faceted to the core, she hides her creative side under the veneer of humour n flip remarks. She is a deep-thinker and a great friend to connect with. My day becomes brighter when I begin it by chatting with her.
Alpana, is out of this world, a great friend to have and a formidable opponent. She has a heart of gold and is as guileless as a child. She is passionate about her family and friends, she writes beautifully, love her posts on her blog. She has called me up to yell at me at times and to lend support at other times. Love her caring nature.
Have met so many lovely, super women here, Eva, Yoshay, Priyashmita, Sukanya, Gargi, Dichen,Reshmi, Rima, Mishtu, Denka to name a few….Please forgive me if I have missed out anyone.Love you all, sisters of my heart. You all Rock……
Lucks aka Sulekha