Well a whole month has gone by and I know I have been far too occupied with everything from my son’s exams, my never-ending birthday celebrations followed by Eid indulgences and partying and the pre Diwali merriments.
The only way to feel grateful to all the people, that is my family and friends for all the thoughtfulness they have shown to me on my Birthday, before and after is to say a huge Thank You.
I would also like to thank everyone for the support and encouragement extended to me in my small endeavor this month.
Definitely if I go back and start reflecting on all the blessings I have been showered with, it will be a never ending tale… So for now.. Would like to once again, count my blessings and move ahead on a positive note.
And finally Diwali arrives today (also known as Festival of Lights and Fireworks) and time for some more fun and revelry…
Diwali is about decorating your houses with earthen diyas (lamps), making “rangoli” (a traditional pattern made from coloured powders), new clothes, most important the firecrackers, visiting family and friends, exchanging gifts and not to forget the scrumptious sweets galore..
Diwali indicates the victory of good over evil, of virtue over treachery, of reality over falsehood, and of light over darkness.
The main aspect of this holiday and festival called Diwali is to celebrate light.. We light our homes with diyas or lanterns, we explode fireworks and sparklers but Diwali is more than that. The candle will eventually burn out, the fireworks are momentary experiences however we should celebrate more enlighting of the mind and the fireworks that fill our heart with love and compassion for our loved ones.
Diwali also marks a new year, a day of “starting fresh”.. In whatever you choose to.