Heading towards my dream, I pursued my preparations for UPSC exam, with full passion and enthusiasm. One afternoon, I was preparing my notes in my room, I heard a call from my father ... My mother's condition was critical, she was unable to breathe. We took her to the hospital. She had a high blood pressure attack leading to pulmonary edema. After two days she got discharged from the hospital. Without a thought I gave up my UPSC preparation and engaged myself in taking care of my mother. It was my upbringing that I understood my duties and priorities well at that time. I tried to take good care of her.
A few months passed. Suddenly her health started deteriorating. She had a chronic renal failure due to 25 years of diabetic history
Not by chance but by choice I postponed my dreams and devoted myself to my mom's service because it's the duty and priority of every child to serve and take good care of their parents. I won't call it my decision but the course of action in accordance with the morals and values I inherited. The consequences are not to be thought about because consequences are results of options we choose from, not of volunteer choices we make. I am completely satisfied and contented with my present because I got the chance to stay with my parents, spend time with them, and serve them whereas in today's scenario, people are so busy building up their lives that they don't have time for their loved ones.
Accept with grace whatever life blesses us with. Life is too short to think about what we didn't get. Appreciate the thousands of blessings life is showering on us each moment.
About the Author
Vichitrika Sahota, an Interior Designer by profession. Gold Medallist, Bachelor of Interior Design and awarded Pidilite award for excellence in year 2012. An Artist ~ a Writer ~ a Poetess by passion. Interested in art and creative writing.