A magic happened last night! Yes Magic! A beautiful, magical, magnificent fairy came to me last night and with her fairy wand she taught me a life lesson which is very commonly heard these days but rarely applied: “Love yourself“. And the conversation goes as:
Me: (Sad, after returning back from my fitness class): Why me? Whats wrong with me? See my fellow has lost 3 Kgs weight in just 8 to 10 sessions. And look at me! Ghrrrr…. Not even an inch or half a pound deviated from what it was the very first day.
Fairy: hmmm….Now don’t be jealous.
Me: No, I am not jealous, I am just …..umm…..sad (it was actually heartbreaking for me )
Fairy: Did you hear that story of Rabbit?
Me: (Reluctant to listen to that age old Rabbit and Turtle story one more time), Yeahhh…I have heard that…turtle goes slow and wins it at the end. Yes I know that story.
Fairy: No Dear…That’s not the story, I am talking about..
Me: Then which one?
Fairy: It is a story of a Rabbit who was white in colour. He wandered around the forest and saw different birds and animals. He thought that all of them are so colorful and so different. But he was depressed as he only had one color and that is plain White. He tried to paint himself with Red, Blue, Green, Orange and what not in order to look like the other animals and birds…
At the end, an old fox came and told the Rabbit that you are very beautiful in your own way. Look at the pure white colour you have. You can mix different colours and get a new colour. But no one can make a white colour with mixing all the colours. So, white, in itself contains many colours in it. So, be happy that YOU are that colour. Rabbit understood the fact and stayed happy and content and beautiful as long as it lived.
Me: Who told you this story?
Fairy: It is there in my Hindi Text Book Mom and it was taught today in our class. So Mumma, you are beautiful as you are today and hugged me really tight…
Me: Tears roll down from my cheeks…no words to say…Absolutely speechless…
Now, do I need to tell you all, who is that Fairy? Yes…guessed it right…It is my 6 years old Daughter…
What astonished me, is that how the child analyzed my gloomy mood along with the disappointment of not losing weight, related the incident to one of the stories she has read in her school book and consoled me with all that she has like a Mother…..
Me, as a Mom, go through and witness many miracles every day with this little wonder…but this one, I will never be able to forget all my LIFE…could not stop myself from sharing it with you all….