Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lessons From My Hero, My Father.

‘I am writing ‘10 life lessons I learnt from my father’ at Parentous.com

Dad and Me
    From rocking me till I fell into deep slumber to spinning me till I screamed my lungs out, happily… from scolding me with his deep masculine voice for not being a good girl to let me hit him for yelling at me; he has been there like a strong pillar in my life, since the time I came into this world, loving me, protecting me, caring for me, yelling at me, going crazy with me. He is the first man I fell in love with and with every passing day, my love for him only increases many folds… he is my hero, my Dad.


Whatever today I am, its because of my parents and when, Parentous.com gave an opportunity to write about 10 life lessons I learnt from my Father (celebrating Father’s day week), I knew it was time to let my thoughts flow. Though, 10 is too less a number, even, 100 would have been. However, this is how I was molded through 10 of his many teachings which he not only preached but practiced as well…
1)      Since my playgroup days, I remember how Dad kept telling me the importance of time. He always showed the importance of punctuality in every day life. To reach a venue half an hour ago to avoid traffic or any kind of delays, thus, respecting an appointment I made should be one of my priorities. 

2)      Never to forget a helping hand is one of the important lessons I have received from Dad. He always says, if someone helps you even with a one rupee always remember and be thankful to that, because, at that moment that one rupee was the most important thing for you and s/he helped you with it.

3)      My first lesson on secularism was from my Dad. Today, he likes to say that I am more secular than him; I beg to differ here.

4)      Compassion is the essence of humanity; this is something I have observed since childhood. He taught me to help others, understand people’s problem by being in their shoes and be kind even to strangers.

5)      Past is History, Future is Mystery and Today is a gift that is why we call it a Present.
I have seen Dad to live in the present and cherish every moment of it and I have treasured this lesson to the hilt.

6)      Whatever you do, give your 200% to it; another precious lesson Dad taught me through preaching and practicing. “Sincerity is the key to achieve 100% success”, he tells me often and its definitely my mantra for everything I do.
7)      Always Follow up. No matter what the task is, who the person is on the other end, never fail to follow up.

8)      A very important lesson I have learnt from Dad is to be Humble. He always tells me “no matter where you reach, keep your feet on the ground and remember your roots”; hence I am rooted and I know I will be all my life.
9)      I have learnt and inherited one lesson from my Dad and that is, Patience; so much so that I know I have left him behind in being patient, nevertheless, the truth remains- its because of him.

10)  One of the many talents I have inherited from my Dad is cooking, and one lesson he taught me to hone my culinary skills is to remember, cooking is an art that uses all our 5 senses and we need to please all of them. 

These and more have made me what I am today... thank you Dad for being there for me, I love you.













36 comments:

  1. you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. I am very impressed to see your emotions. I love my Dad as you and i want to follow you .

    Regards,
    Kopi Luwak

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    1. Thank you Finn...Dads are wonderful aren't they :)
      You are welcome to follow me :)

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  3. That's a very nice tribute to your Dad and your Dad has really teach you the lessons of life and will be proud of you.... :-)

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    1. Thank you... yes he often tells me that he is proud of me :)

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  4. Very beautifully written!

    www.numerounity.com

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  5. first of all .. the snap is cute .. and he looks like a hunk of his times .. the intellectual :) you resemble your childhood face !!
    Explains for itself who you are today is because you have been brought up under such guidelines .. Being humble and patient .. gives you contentment for sure Infact all the above points give us contentment in life and i think the last point was GOLDEN .. cooking is indeed an art !! Agree !! Agree!! Agree!! :)
    I suppose you are a good cook as well knowing that there are 5 judges to approve a dish we make :)

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    1. True that Jack..those qualities do give a lot of containment in our lives.
      I actually look different from what I used look as a toddler... but yeah dad was quite a looker and still is :D
      and Bingo.. I am a good cook .. yes ;)

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  6. Hey your dad looks like Amol Palekar or my eyes are fooling me

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    1. Hehe.. no he did get that a lot those days.. so your eyes are fine ;)

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  7. Every child should have a father with the values of yours.

    I write a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

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    1. I am sure every Father is just like mine :)

      And thank you for the follow.. I will definitely be following you :)

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  8. Your post touched my heart as i relate to it so much. just that i have both my mom and dad who have been my guiding force. got all values of life from my mom and dad gave me the strength to face the world without staggering. :)

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    1. True Sari...today what we are is only because of them and their unconditional love. :)

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  9. Beautiful! A little girl's first hero is her dad, and to be their teenage or older daughter's hero is the biggest challenge!
    You write really well, dear!

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    1. Thank you Chaitanya ... yes.. being a dad is hard task..and yet they do it so wonderfully :D

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    1. Bohot Bohot Dhyanyawad Rajneesh :)

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  11. Your Dad is a great person and he tried to imbibe in you all the beautiful qualities that can make you character strong as a good human being. Father's day has just passed and this post certainly is an ode to a father from a humble daughter. Loved every bit of the post.

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    1. Thank you very much Jiggyasa... yes my Dad is indeed great person. :)

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  12. This post flabbergasted me. I am so deeply touch .

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    1. Oh! well maybe its because our Dad's are alike :)

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  13. Very touching post Namrota. Your Father would be very proud of you :)We all have our parents to thank for the person we are today.

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    1. Absolutely Mukulika .. that we are :)

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  14. well, all the ten points were really fabulous...that pic is very good...a retro one....ur dad is surely a very principled one, and you are one idle daughter

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    1. Yes he is and I try to be one Ritesh... and thank you for those lovely words :)

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  15. I think point No 8 is the key to all. If one follows that, the rest falls in place.

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  16. Daddys!!!
    I tell you they are the bestest gift God has given us.
    Beautiful post...do show it to your Dad and I'm sure he'll have tears of joy, like my Dad had. :-)

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    1. His eyes did well up after reading this... and I got a tight hug from him :D
      Give my regards to your dad :)

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  17. Lovely. Nicely written. I am one who is sorely missing my dad, even though he passed away due to medicinal complications eight years back. No one can take the place of dad in our lives. It is nice of you that you have written down this piece. Not many people do that. They take their parents for granted. God bless!

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  18. I am sorry your dad had to leave for heavenly abode. Parents are our angels.. our guardians..our anchors.. everything. I thank you for your appreciation.

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