Friday, March 7, 2008
TO SOMEONE WHOM I ADORE- ON WOMENS DAY
I have been wanting to write this for long, but just as I was reading a forward that I received this morning for women's day I realized there is no better day and time to write this than today. I've always been proud to be a woman and proud to see women around me achieve so much. There have been several people in my life- in the 29 years that I lived on this earth. Many have walked in and walked out without making an impression, but there are others who are here to stay and have made the world a beautiful place to live in. Most of these wonderful women have become part of my extended family. One such person who came into my life about six years ago and has taught me the beauty of the simpler things in life is my doctor. i simply adore her.
Most people find it so strange that I love my doctor so much. Her picture on my mobile, in my room and my laptop are all a mystery to most of the people. I still remember the first time I met her at my neighbor's house it was like meeting just another person. Then came the day that I waited a good three hours to meet her at the hospital. To be very frank I thought she was kinda crazy- only talking about her US and Australia trips! I even told dad I don't want to meet her anymore. But then came the day when I heard her speak at the Duchess health meet. The way she spoke, she interacted with the public completely changed my impression of this wonderful wonderful lady. I dragged my friend to her and insisted on visiting her every time. She packed off to the US but the computer and emails kept me glued to her. I did consult her in between and was deeply touched when she refused to take money for her consultation. I think it was her love and affection that helped me more than her diagnosis or treatment. I remember the day when she adjusted the weighing scale just to make me feel I had lost half a kilo and keep me motivated. Accompanying her to WCC for her talk on the unique chemistry of women is another great memory. She now lives in the US and I can't stop myself from mailing her, calling her ( I've even woken her up at 5.45 in the morning!!) and of course bugging her for an appointment whenever she is in town- though it doesn't necessarily happen every time.
I have been very fortunate to know this lovely lady who has taught me
- that simple is beautiful
- never to fester bad feelings with anyone
- the importance of being patient
- to eat healthy- of course to drink 2 glasses of milk a day!
To this wonderful lady, who is not just my doctor, but also a mentor and a very very dear aunt- Happy women's day! It is people like you who make the world a more beautiful place to live. I have and always will love you for what you are - don't know what I would do without you! love you tonnes!
HAPPY WOMEN"S DAY
Your spirit is undaunted,
Your courage is unshakable,
Your Vision-extends beyond the horizon
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else