“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
A Birthday to Remember
Birthdays are usually special, for all of us. But then, some birthdays turn out to be so unique, that we tend to hold them close to our hearts. Like my birthday last month.
The birthday began with surprises galore from mi familia. Some highlights being, the exclusive meals whipped up by them painstakingly. And their efforts to make every single moment of my day count.
I think I needed all the pampering. It had been a roller-coaster last few months. Even the days before my birthday, including the final one, were spent at the vet and tending to my very sick puppy. I insisted mi familia cancel the party plans to bring in my birthday, the previous evening.
Just the way life tends to throw unexpected curve balls our way, it also knows how to iron those creases out, and make things better.
My birthday proved to be a prelude to all things blessed. Flowers and good wishes galore from friends and family. A lovely time spent with mi familia bonding over good food, precious time; peppered with doses of laughter and bon homie. My Father dear Father was also around to make my birthday extra special.Life tends to throw unexpected curve balls our way, but it knows how to irons those creases out, and makes things better eventually. Click To Tweet
CELEBRATING WITH THE WILDERNESS
The morning after my birthday, I travelled out to the forests of Satpura, Central India, for a wildlife training course, PRONAT, organised by the organisation I curate content for, Pugdundee Safaris. The next twelve days proved to be the best birthday gift I’ve ever been given. Studying flora and fauna in the lap of the luxuriant forests, close encounters with the wild and extraordinary, minus any phone and internet connectivity – a truly enthralling experience.
Life was blessed and blissful. I was able to reclaim that part of myself that had gone amiss, in the last few months. I returned from the wilderness feeling like my good old self. My soul was nourished, and my heart overflowing with gratitude for the blessings that had flowed in with my birthday.
My forty-seventh had proved to be one of the most cherished birthdays of all times. One that I will always remember and hold close to my heart.
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