Are Celebrations Meaningful Today?

In olden days celebrations were considered sacred. It was the time when relatives met for the sole purpose of getting together. In some instances, it was the opportunity to meet all the cousins seen long ago and catch upon what is happening in their lives. They did not care about cooking a grand meal or wearing a grand dress. Whatever was there was shared. Everyone came happily and left all the more happily. There were lesser comparisons and greater satisfactions.

Forwarding to today. Celebrations are anticipated today not to share but to brag- A new house, a new car, a new job, it is seen as a platform to brag about one another's latest achievements. What starts as boasting ends up as comparison. My son earns this much . How much does yours earn? My sister is in America. Is your brother still in India? Today being part of a celebration is bracing oneself for the inevitable comparisons and gossips. In any gathering, the gossips and comparisons are always there. But that should not shadow the true meaning of getting together. Look around to see how many people you have got the opportunity to see and be with today. You get such opportunities rarely. Make the best use of it. Be a positive part of it. Today it might be the D- Day. But tomorrow all which are left are the happy memories of the day. Life is nothing but all such beautiful memories strung together. Let us revive the true meaning of celebrating. Moments are special only when we think they are special. So when the next time when you begin noticing the latest jewellery that others carry be sure to notice the happiness and pride of their owners as well as the hosts. After all they are your own relatives, a part of your own tribe.


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