Maate Mantramu

A mantra is a set of sentences, which when recited inspires.

I always believe that is important to convey by words as sometimes it is not possible to show your support by actions.

Sometime back, I had a surprise awaiting me.

I received an sms text from my sister.

It read –

You have done good to others, only good will happen to you.

Sarada J. (My sister)

My sister and myself share a childhood filled with fun and happiness. After our respective marriages also we shared a very good life, amidst all difficulties. I always believed that having an hubby with a transferable job, life was much harder for her in some ways. She has been sportive to take it all in her stride.

My childhood was really fun. I never gave anyone nicknames, when young. But, the only time I gave one was to my sister.

The name – Bujji.

I do not know where I picked it from or, did I copy someone else?

Must have been the later as many relatives used to visit our place.

You see, my father worked in Bangalore, and in 1970-80’s it was the place. Everyone of our relatives wanted to visit Bangalore and if possible Mysore.

I am almost certain I started calling her by her nickname, by the time I was 7 or 8 yr old.

Now, as I reach 60 yrs of age, the body showing tell tale signs of aging, and the mind, looking for a refresh, this sms text from her is more valuable than anything else as it connects me with my parents and childhood and what I lived for at crucial times in our family lives.

Earlier it was Cards now it is SMS! How things have changed.

BTW:

It was my sister who introduced our family to the concept of Cards with beautiful quotes (maatulu). I must say, it made us all bond together better.

Maate Mantrumu.

THANK YOU

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