This is Why We Should Appreciate This Mom Who Appreciated Her Son, For Scoring 60% In Board Exams

We live in a society where most of the things have some standards already set. Nobody knows who did it, but most of us blindly just follow. As simple as a birth of a baby. “Raja beta hona chahiye” (It should be a darling prince). Be it beauty – where skin colour is the primary factor to be judged by, education – of course the marks decide whether you are ‘smart’ or dumb etc etc. This never ending list goes on. People who live for the society (read it as live to impress the society) try their best to fit in to these standards. May be because of this, these standards still exists. I am glad it is slowly getting changed. But we are a long way to go, to completely set new generation free from these standards.

Society never spares anyone. Even for parents they have some set of standards to meet when it comes to their kids. Kids should be well behaved, should score good marks since from preschool to graduation. Get a good job blah and blah. Parents struggle a lot to make these happen. They make sure their kids get good education and provide everything s/he needs. But unfortunately not all the parents see the world through their kids’ eyes.

‘Studies’ – definitely not a cake walk for everyone. Most of the kids struggle and put in their efforts to learn and score good marks to make their parents proud. Some are blessed with good intellect and some are not. Some love mathematics, some get fever before maths exam. Every kid is different. A kid might not be good at everything but every kid is good at something. Instead of recognising and supporting the skills he is good at, most of the parents end up making him fit in to the puzzle where he doesn’t belong.

At the end of the day, all parents want their child to live a secure life when s/he grows up. A secure job will definitely bring financial security but can’t assure the mental peace, satisfaction and happiness which one needs along the journey of life.

Every year during exam result announcements, especially for 10th and 12th boards, we always read or hear the sad news of students committing suicides for not getting good marks. Why do you think so??? What might have made the kid to feel ending life is more easier than continuing the life.

Like every year, this year as well I saw tweets, Facebook posts about people boasting about the percentages their kids scored (which are mostly 90 and above), I came across this post on Instagram which warmed my heart.

This post is by a mom who appreciated her son on social media (with both heart and brain), for scoring well in 10 CBSE. Nowadays children score 100/100 in most of the subjects. When I say children, there are literally bunch of students who score so well. Before I set your expectation high, let me tell you the mom I am talking about, her son for whom she is so proud of didn’t actually meet ‘good score’ as per the ‘education standards’. Yes, he has scored 60%.

Here is her post:

I can somehow listen to the judgemental aunties yelling “Is this a thing to appreciate your kid for?”.

Well Yes. Definitely Yes.

The thing I loved about this post or the thing made me happy for that kid is the fact that he has his supper supportive mom by his side. She saw him struggle. She saw him not giving up. Most importantly she appreciated him for that. She appreciated the efforts he put in. She understood that her kid is indeed like a fish who is meant to swim in the ocean. Asking him to climb a tree is not something fair for him. Isn’t it a beautiful feeling for getting appreciated for your efforts. Especially by your mom and dad???

A parent should support the hard work the child puts in. Look at the efforts more than the results. Because once you are out in the real world and you look back, you wonder where you are going to apply the algebra formulas, for which you had almost broke your head…!!!

This post by Vandana Sufia Katoch has went viral for all the right reasons. People like her are indeed pillars of progressive India. Let’s appreciate her for setting such a nice example of good parenting. We want more parents like this lady who loves her children more than society. Who is more keen to support her kid to pave his own path rather than making him to take part in the rat race. We want more parents like her who appreciate the good virtues in kid rather than the numbers they score on their score cards.

Instead of making kids run in the race, let them fly freely. Be the wind beneath their wings.

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 21

I know, I know, it’s been a long time you have heard from me on Mygirlypedia. I was just in my Panda mode – doing nothing, lost in my own world.

Well the most favorite day of the week is here. So I am back in the ‘form’.

Nowadays, most of us are addicted to one electronic gadget – cell phone. In fact, we don’t consider it as a separate gadget anymore. It has taken such a prominent place in our day to day life that, we have almost considered it as a part of our body. (Trust me for some. it is.)

Since most of us have social media accounts(as important as having an adhaar card). Let me just ask 5 random questions related to social media sites today.

Ready???

What is the last post on your Facebook?

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This is the petition I signed recently. This is one inhuman act done by some psycho, insane creatures(who are not fit to be called humans.) buried this innocent dog alive.

An innocent dog was sleeping on the side of the road of Agra(city where the world famous, ‘symbol of love’ Taj Mahal exists). People who were constructing the road, instead of waking the dog up, poured hot coal tar on it and crushed the dog with road roller….!!!! Humanity died pathetically, yet again.

In order to request for the maximum punishment for this psychopaths, I would urge you to sign it too.

When you are blessed with a voice, raise it to help a voiceless. 

 

What is the last picture you have uploaded on Instagram, that was clicked by you???

This picture is of the mannequins I came across while shopping in a mall here in Pune. I loved how creatively they were dressed and placed. ‘Flowers on their mind'(like literally…!!!)

What’s your last tweet is all about???

I am not much active on Twitter. But when I feel I should be a part of some important ‘twitter hashtags for a cause’, I do tweet. So, as you guys know I am from Karnataka. I had plans of shifting to Bengaluru. But this new law by BBMPCOMM, people are allowed to pet only one dog per home. Like seriously??? They are asking to choose one from many children. Abandon the rest. So I tweeted my views to support #NotWithoutMyDog

What’s the last what’s app message sent by you, right now???

I use smiles a lot. So this is the last message sent by me to my baby sissy.

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What’s your WhatsApp status??? Umm I am not talking about the one which lasts for 24 hours. The general status.

Its says – “I Believe in Karma”.

What about you???

I hope you have a great weekend ahead…!!!!

For A Pet Mom, From A Pet Mom

Hey,

Are you a mom of a pet??? Or do you love animals??? If you fall in either of the categories, you are gonna like this post of mine. If, you have a four legged kid, you will love this post.

As I told you in one of my fun Friday posts, I love Instagram. For the fact that I get to connect to so many awesome people over there who are so talented and positive. Out of my favorite pages or accounts on Instagram, this one should be my most favorite one – 157ofgemma.

Gemma Gene, an artist or a cartoonist and most importantly a beautiful mother of her cute little son. He is a pug and his name is Moochi. She draws the sketches of hers and her loving son. And needless to say I love them. Each and every one of them. Those sketches make me so happy.

As I can’t share all the sketches here, I’m just gonna share twelve most favorite of them all. Which I can relate to, being a mommy of my four legged Son. I am sure you will love them. Don’t blame me if you fall in love with moochi and his Mami.

Check out her account here and follow for such cuteness doses- @157ofgemma.

You know till the time I met my son, the quote – “you don’t have to be related by blood to be a mother” hadn’t made much sense. But now it does.

For every mother like us, our kids are precious.

Haha, all our outfits are furry ones. You know what I mean.

Even my kid doesn’t like me being on phone for long. He needs my attention all the time.

 Grooming??? No Mami….!!!

It hurts.

Yet times I do feel me and my kid both need to watch our diet, but we love our food.

Well, I have officially given my yoga mat to my kid.

All the time…!!!

That’s so me…!!!

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Every once in a while I am very concerned that Mochi might be sick. This literally happened…well, turns out he wasn't sick, or too skinny…😂 Btw, I have a giveaway planned to celebrate the 100k, I was going to post about it today but I will have to do postpone it to week, thank you for your patience! 😊❤🎁🎁🎁 #throwbackthursday ………………………… G: oh no! Mochi está enfermo! Mira que flaquito está! De vez en cuando me asusto pensando que Mochi está enfermo. Esto literalmente pasó el año pasado…al final resultó que no estaba enfermo (ni demasiado delgado)😂 Tengo un sorteo preparado para celebrar los 100.000. Íba a hacerlo hoy pero lo voy a tener que posponer para la semana que viene, gracias por vuestra paciencia! 😊❤🎁🎁🎁 Tienes la viñeta en español en el facebook 157ofgemma – en español

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Anytime anywhere… ‘Sleep’ comes first

This is how I wake up in the morning.

I hope you love them just the way I do.

Lots of love to Moochi and his Mami … 😘 Every pet deserves this kind of love and pampering. Because they are four legged angels.

Have a happy week ahead… 😊

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions – Part 15

Friday…!!!! Yeahhh…!!!!

You know how much I love Fridays… I am sure even you do… Because those two magical days are most precious… Magical, not only because they are relaxing but also for the fact that they pass tooooo soon…!!! Its like…

Moooonnnndddddaaaayyyyyyyyyy

Tueessssddddaaaayyyyyyyyy

Weeedddddneesssddaayy

Thhuurrrsssddaayyyyy

Friiiyydaaaayyyy

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If you want to see my Friday face, do check on Instagram See that ‘Friday Glow’ haha…!!

For the fun Friday questions… Here are the 5 random questions…

What’s on your nails today???

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I have no nail paint on my nails today. As I have mentioned in some of my posts about nail care, its good to keep your nails free from nail paint for some days before reapplying nail paint.

When was the last time you had been to spa session???

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I don’t even remember… May be an year and half ago…!!! I’m not really a spa person but I’m thinking of booking one soon. Just to relax. How about you???

Are you on Instagram??? Name one celebrity, whose Instagram feeds inspires you or makes you happy.
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For me, its should be Jacqueline Fernandes. She is extremely charming and she has this contagious smile and positive vibe. I get inspired to get fit by her posts related to fitness too.  Plus, she is a pet lover. 10/10…!!!

Do you go to the gym???

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Umm… Sometimes I get so inspired that I do hit the gym. But I am quite irregular. #bad. But this month’s to do list – “go to gym regularly.” Do you??

What is one thing you are kind of addicted to and you want to quit it???

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I guess it should be my cell phone. I wasn’t really addicted to mobile before. But nowadays,  in the middle of something I do realise that I am yet again starring at my mobile screen..!! So, I have planned to quit it soon. Umm, I can’t say quit since mobile has become an essential part of you especially when you are staying away from home. But yes definitely I am gonna reduce using it.

Now, it’s your turn to answer the questions… Come on start..!!!

 

What is True Love According to You???

Valentine’s day haan…?? A day of celebration of most precious feeling – love…

What is love according to you…???

Updating social media with love quotes, pictures with your partner and using hash tags like #sweetheart #loveher #lovehim na.. no…

Going to posh restaurants to dine, na.

The great lovers like Romeo-Juliet, Heer-Ranja , Salim-Anarkali etc didn’t even had a social media account to ‘publish’ their love. They didn’t had Instagram to use the hash tags for their #truelove. But till date they and their love still remains with us. why??? Because of the purity… because of loyalty… Because of the commitment… so much so that they died for the sake of that one pure feeling called love. Which our ‘Tinder’ generation hardly understands.

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For me,

Love is not only a beautiful feeling… It’s mutual admiration, care and respect…

Love is commitment… Commitment to be by each other’s side till death makes us apart…

Love is a promise… I’m not talking about promise to take care of each others hearts… Na… We are humans. We tend to make mistakes. Despite these mistakes and heart breaks, a promise that we will forgive each other’s mistakes and never leave each other alone.

A promise that we will bring smiles on each other’s faces when either of them needs one.

A respect… A respect to partner and the relationship. Respect by not hesitating to shout out loud to the world that he or she is yours. Giving them respect and making sure they are respected and treated well by others too.

Love is friendship. You can hurt your lover, you can get bored by them. But friendship, na you neither hurt them nor you get bored.

Love is growing old together….

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I really feel love is where my soul can be at peace. It’s a home for my soul. Where I can be what I am… Without having to be afraid of getting judged.

I know you must be thinking that I’m being unrealistic or impractical. Sometimes, even I laugh at myself. I laugh because of my Hopeless hope for that one true love. When I almost give up on my beliefs, I always end up reading or meeting some couples who  make me believe that love still exists.

I have seen old couple, who died with a time gap of a day or so. I mean can you imagine how much the thought of living without him or her was so strong. That passion is priceless. Passion to stay loyal.

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When we are talking about love, there are also people worth mentioning about. People who end their lives because of love failures, for rejections. Phewww… If the other person does not accepts your love, doesn’t admire you.. I don’t think there is any point in wasting time and definitely not wasting your life. I know rejection hurts. Cry. Even though tears are precious but it’s Ok to shed them once in a while to make our heart feel lighter. But don’t stop your heart because you felt that rejection pain. Never.

Technically, the one who rejected you lost someone who loved. You lost someone you loved and someone who didn’t love you back. So frankly, you didn’t lose much. Oh come on, we love celebrities. They don’t even know that we exist. Still we don’t kill ourselves right… Why to make someone feel like a celebrity that too when they reject you.

Always remember we can’t force someone to love us. When the time is right, right person will come to your life and stay. You will finally find happiness and feel loved. Wait for it. Because when it happens you will feel the wait was worth it.

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Love is giving. When you are truly in love, trust me at the end of the day only thing you want is the one you love to be safe and happy. Don’t agree??? Why the love of parents is considered as one of the purest forms of love??? Because they just love us… Make sure that we are safe and happy. They don’t really expect anything in return. That’s why.

Being an animal lover, I have to give you one more example by mentioning the most loyal animal, dog. You all know dog is the most loyal animal. He loves you more than he loves himself. A dog loves you. He ONLY knows to love and protect you. Even if you feed him or don’t, love him or not. Once he considers you as his master, he will never stops loving you. If he finds any danger, dog will always face it in order to protect you. Can anyone beat this kind of love..???

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Love is everywhere. Not just in the month of Feb, but all throughout the year. You just need to acknowledge that.

Celebrate love every moment… Be it love of parents, siblings, pets, friends, partners… Celebrate it… Enjoy it… Remember, everyone has this unlimited source of love to serve. Spread your love and kindness to the world. Because more than technology and money world needs love and peace.

This valentine, be a donor of love… Not a beggar…. Love without expectation… Trust me, universe will make sure much more love comes your way…

 

You Don’t Really Need A Valentine To Make The Day Special

Valentine’s day… Don’t you think it’s overrated??!

Even though couples who genuinely love each other makes me happy about this day of celebration, couples who ‘announce’ their love and share their ‘private’ pictures on social media with mushy mushy hash tags make me feel annoyed about this day.

I know how it feels to be single on this day. All thanks to couples who are ‘desperate’ to prove to the world that they are ‘madly’ in love. All I understand out of their effort is ‘madly’.

Even I used to feel bad few years ago that I don’t have one to make my day ‘special’, I’m sure most of the gals go through this phase. Especially those who stay away from home, whose roommates leave them alone as they have to be with their #sweetheart. Now that I’m out of it, thought sharing my views about this much hyped day.

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I bet – open your Facebook and Instagram page on valentine’s day. Most of the account’s display picture will have two members. I mean with their #soulmate. Guys, it’s your own social media account, not any joint account that it requires both of your pictures.

Then comes the flood of hash tags. #besthubby #bestwifey phewww I’m sure most of them must be silently crying inside for being with their #mineforever

So in one statement – Not everyone who is single is lonely… Not everyone who is taken is in love…

If you are a happy single like me… Cheers to that happiness and freedom…

So, happy singles, if you are still figuring out how to skip this day comfortably, here are some ideas to make ‘the day of love’ even more comfortable…

Gift Yourself…

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You know what’s the best part of gifting your own self??? You don’t have to spend time thinking what to gift… Whether they will like it or not… 🤔 what if they don’t… Blah and blah and blah..

You know what you want. Let me make it even more easier. Open online shopping sites. Open your wish list. Pick a random item and buy it. Because darling, you are totally worth it.

Have any single friend???

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Nothing more fun than two friends bit*hing and Making fun of those social media couples with tons of cozy pictures and cheesy quotes. Come on I’m not being mean here. They chose to post their pictures on public forums and we chose to ‘comment’.

PS: This one of my favorite scenes from my most favorite series F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Spend the day with the one who loves you

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Even if a person is a criminal, I’m sure there will be at least one person who loves him genuinely. His mom. Not everyone of us have these precious persons in our lives – parents and siblings. If you have one don’t forget to make them feel special. It’s time to admire the beauty of love they share.

Spend the day with furry friends

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I feel peaceful when I’m with animals. They are a great example for true love. Spend your time with them.

If you are not an animal lover, it’s time to interact with one.

Oh come on, I’m sick of listening to people giving excuses like – when I was a kid, a dog had bit me, a cat had scratched me. Hello, even when I’m an adult, people hurt me. Shouldn’t I be scared of people??? Well according to your logic yes but Im not.

Animals do those things as their self protection not because they want to hurt you. Spend time gaining their trust and love. Dude, once you earn it, the validity lasts till the lifetime. Unlike some humans.

Spread love to those who are in need

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There are so many people out there who need love and care.

Didn’t get it??? I’m talking about orphans who never got a chance to feel the love of a family.

I’m talking about old age home. Old parents who spent their lives loving their children. But unfortunately who abandoned them.

Go their. Spend some time. Your presence will be a biggest present for them. Most importantly you will feel proud for being a great human.

Dress up

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Most of the men think that we gals dress up for them. Sorry… We dress up because we like it. We don’t spend our time getting ready to impress a guy who can’t even differentiate between a baby pink and dark pink.

Dress up. Wear that favorite dress of yours. Experiment with makeup. Enjoy yourself.

Take yourself to a movie or a dinner date

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Who said only ‘happy’ couples can make singles jealous. Time to make them jealous.

Dress up (or don’t to make even more fun. Gals who spent ages to get dressed up should think ‘she is so careless. I miss those days of being single’. Haha) take yourself out for a movie or for a dinner. I’m sure there will lot of couples out their giggling. Be happy and confident. Show them what being a happy and independent singles is all about. Trust me, many of the gals will feel jealous of you. Haha

Eat, Sleep and Repeat

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Honey there are so many perks of being single. First and foremost – Freedom. Freedom to be your own self, freedom to eat what you want because you don’t have to look hot and perfect for your guy, freedom to sleep because you don’t have to be on call all the time. Ugh no matter how beautiful or boring the conversation might be, I can’t compromise with my sleep. Can you??! If you agree with me celebrate the freedom on this day. It’s worth celebrating.

 

Instead of waiting for that perfect someone to come and make you happy, do what makes YOU perfectly happy…!!! 

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Happy Valentine’s day gal…!!!