Birthday cake 2

It was a hot afternoon of April 2015. Priya and her 7 years old daughter, Rini, was climbing the staircase of an apartment in Noida. Rini was super excited as it was her mom’s birthday. Rini had just come back from school and was enquiring about the evening plan. Her face fell off when Priya told her that there is no plan in the evening. As they were new to this place they didn’t have many friends there. Priya told her she has a lot of work as she needs to unpack everything today and start her work from tomorrow. Rini was very disappointed but she chose to remain quiet. They reached their flat on the 5th floor of the building. Priya was tired and quite irritable now. This weather was playing a toll on her. After lunch, she started unpacking and arranging house again.

Around 5 pm when Priya was still busy with unpacking her stuff, the door bell rang. She peeped out of the hole of a door. She saw an elderly lady in her 60’s holding something in her hand and a dog who is accompanying the lady. She opened the door and greeted her. Rini came running and hugged the lady addressing her Nani. Priya was quite surprised to see their affection.

The lady told Priya that she lives in the flat just below her apartment and have met Rini couple of time as stops by to play with Robby, her dog. She said she love the way Rini call her Naani as she had no daughter.

“Priya”, call the old lady.

“Yes aunty”, said Priya.

“I have baked a cake for you as I overheard your conversation with Rini, while you were climbing the staircase.” Priya was overwhelmed and didn’t know what to say.

“Thank you, Aunty. You reminded me of my mother who used to bake me a cake always on my birthday. I lost her three years back and since then I and Rini are living alone,” tears rolled down Priya’s cheeks.

“You have found another mother now Priya and I am glad I found a daughter,” said aunty.

Priya smiled,”Yes Aunty.” The sweet gesture of an elderly lady melted Priya’s heart and in no time they four (including Robby) were like a team.

It was only on second and fourth Saturday that Auntie used to be busy. Her son used to visit auntie along with his family every alternate weekend.

Priya asked auntie that why she doesn’t go and stay with her son.

“Priya, I really don’t think I can adjust anywhere else. Even though they are so nice to me but I am more comfortable in this house where I still can feel the presence of your uncle,” said aunty with a graceful and confident smile.

Priya was amazed to see her confidence and once again aunty reminded of her mother, who was as confident and graceful as Aunty was. She remembered how her mother took care of her and 3 years old Rini when she lost Akash, her husband in a car accident. It was her mother only who helped her survive those days otherwise she would have lost everything and herself too.

Respect for Auntie grew many times in Priya’s heart. She thought when half of the world complains that how their children don’t support them, there is this lady who is happy to live independently.

Months passed by and it was August. It was raining heavily and Priya saw Aunty walking hurriedly down the stairs. She ran to offer help in case if she wants anything from outside. She smiled and said,”No dear, I am going to my son’s place as it’s my grandson’s birthday and I have baked him a cake.”

She went to a waiting taxi and signalled the driver to drive. Priya also returned back to her normal work, she was working from home that day.

Again the next week Priya met aunty downstairs. She was going to his son’s place for her daughter-in-law’s birthday and have baked a cake for her too. Priya smiled at her and hugged her for being so sweet.

Next month, she repeated her visit to son’s place for his wedding anniversary and also stayed there for two days taking care of her grandkids while her son and his wife went out of the station to celebrate. Aunty did all this with her heart.

The coming month, it was Aunty’s birthday and Priya has taken an off so that she could spend the first half with her as she thought her family will come to celebrate it in the evening. She took Aunty out on lunch and also bought her a gift.

As Priya bid bye to her and wished her happy evening with family, she told her that as it is a weekday so it won’t be possible for her son to visit her today. But she said, with a twinkle in her eye, that they will be coming on the weekend.

Priya felt bad and came up with a plan to call her son and his family by a trick. Though she knew it wasn’t right to do but she still went ahead with her plan.

Priya called her son and informed him that she needs immediate medical attention. Her son assured Priya that he and his wife will be reaching soon.

Priya arranged everything, birthday cake, snacks and food. She also invited 2-3 friends from the society and informed them to reach by 6:30 pm.

At 6 pm, Priya went to Aunty’s home and asked her to get ready. She initially showed some resistance to change as she was unaware of the party, Priya had planned but when Rini requested her to dress up to cut the cake she finally went to wear the clothes which Rini has chosen for her.

Around 6:30 pm Aunty’s son rushed into the room. Both Aunty and her son was surprised to see each other and couldn’t understand what’s happening. Priya interrupted and apologised too for calling him like this. Auntie felt bad as her son had to rush leaving all his work and also that they have to travel so far to celebrate her birthday. But Priya said,”Aunty, it’s your special day and all your loved ones should be there to celebrate it.” Her son and daughter-in -law agreed to Priya and apologised to her for not been able to take a day off for her bday. Auntie hugged them tightly.

The door bell rang again. She was more surprised to see her friends coming in. A cheek-to-cheek smile ran over her face and she welcomed all of them. She looked at Priya and gestured a heartfelt thanks. Priya smiled to her and got busy with serving and hosting her party. Rini and Robby were happy and playing with Aunty’s grandkids.

For those three and half hours, her house came to life as it used to be once when uncle was there.

After everything was over and all guests left, aunty went inside to change. Her son agreed to stay at her place that night as they all were too tired to go back all the way.

Priya said to her son,” Nishant, if you could come for the emergencies then please try to come on special occasion too.”

She further said,” You must have regretted if something would have happened to her today. So it’s better to celebrate the special moments and feel happy rather than regretting for the moments lost later.”

He admitted and they smiled at each other.

A birthday cake made Priya found family and a home in the lost world.

Aunty too got a daughter which she yearns for from a very long time. Rini and Robby got friends for company.

And it was a happily ever after…

In real life too I wish it was this simple to follow that gratitude is better than regret.

I wish we could tell our friends and family how much we love them before it’s too late.

Sometimes, we keep waiting and pushing everything for later, only to realize that later never comes. What is there today, tomorrow may or may not be there.

Be grateful and have little gratitude in your to-do list. Don’t forget to shower and express love to your loved ones from time to time and tell them how lucky you are to have them.


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4 Biggest Turn-Offs for Women !!! 30

Are you looking for a long-term relationship? or Are you presently dating someone? then it’s important for you to know certain things about women which can act as the biggest turn offs. However, this puts women on the sensitive side. It’s necessary for you to understand that women are guided by emotions more than a man in the context to any situation or event, be it related to their personal or professional lives.

Any negligence in your speaking style or attitude can instantly act as the biggest turn-off for women. These turn offs can be both sexual related as well related to your general lifestyle. To ensure the success of your relationship, it is necessary for you to learn them thoroughly so that you can avoid them. Have a look at some of the biggest turn-off for women.

Have a look at some of the biggest turn-off for women.

  1. Self-praise

It’s not good to be over confident, despite knowing this fact if you continue this attitude, it can turn off the mood of your lady love. This doesn’t mean that women don’t appreciate a man who is poised. But they definitely, dislike guys who overdo this. Usually, overconfidence is seen as an act of adoring your image. This makes a woman feel humiliated and considered less important. Hence, don’t show too much of confidence in anything you do when you are with your lady. Or else, be ready to welcome the void in your relationship.

  1. Talking about your Ex

This is something you should avoid at any cost no matter how much you feel like discussing your ex in a given situation, you should never do this, it’s one of the biggest turn-offs for women. Doing so will develop an image of you not being able to get over your past relationship in your lady. Remember your Ex is your past. So why not leave that behind and move forward? Well, if you can’t get over this, then better stay away from heading with any new relationship. Or else at the end of the day, your talks about your Ex will keep both you and the lady frustrated with the development of a communication and emotional gap in the relation.

  1. Being over instructional

You may have good experience and skills in the bedroom, but don’t instruct your lady in the bedroom, especially at the initial stage of intimacy. It is necessary to understand that there are several rights and wrong ways of encouraging a woman to do stuff the way you like, first let her do what she feels comfortable with. It is natural to make love as it strengthens a relationship. Instructing a woman about how to do and what not to do will end up seizing the true natural experience you both will have from love making and will also hurt her feelings.

  1. Sex obsession

As a man, you enjoy sex because of the fun and relaxation you feel. Though this is natural, if you are sex obsessed, then this will depict you as a creepy guy in front of your girl. Again, if you don’t express any sexual interest, that will create a childlike image of you to the girl. At the same time, remember that women consider the emotional bond to be the fuel kindles intimacy. So, don’t be sex-obsessed and let the emotions you both share, do its work.

It is true that with the growing span of the relationship, your lady will gain interest and will be ready to hear about your past life, your likes/dislikes and so but it is also important to reach that stage and let her initiate these type of conversations.

Most Annoying Habits of a Husband!! 3577

Talking about the husband and in-laws is one of the common topics for most women because, hey! In a way they are part of our world, aren’t they? But seriously, when the talk is about the husband, after the sweet things like how romantic he is or what all the good things he does to make us smile or feel lovely, there comes the annoying things they do, which is actually on a daily basis that constantly keeps us irritated.

Trying to change them is certainly an impossible task. We women are not perfect either and probably we too got some things that might be irritating to the husband, but here is a wife perspective.

Habit 1- chewing food with mouth open and making sounds

I am sure no women raises her son to become a cow when he grows up, although I wonder why some men just cannot get rid of the habit of making those annoying sounds of chewing while eating their food. Do they really do not realize that how annoying it can be for others who are also trying to eat the same food sitting next to them or is it simply the husband do not care?

Habit 2 – Mixing up the order of arrangement

Asking your husband to help around the house is like asking a kid to help. My husband helps a lot around the house, but what I dislike is the mixing of the order. Not that I am suffering from OCD however, I still like to keep certain things in its place which makes it easier to reach out the next time. For example, different clothes in different shelves, kids clothes another wardrobe, orderly arrangement of spice boxes in the kitchen etc. The other day I kept looking for a dress of mine for more than half an hour in my shelf and realized it was my husband who folded the washed and dried clothes. So knowing him, I looked for it in my kid shelf and found it. Things like this can be really annoying when you do not have the time and the patience.

Habit 3- Pretending listening to you while he watches the TV

Most husbands think their wife cannot differentiate when they animatedly shake their head to something she might be speaking while their eyes and mind both are on the TV. Here’s some news for all married men! Your wife knows when you are being inattentive and if you want to avoid problems and arguments later on, better you listen to her while she is really trying to make a conversation.

Habit 4 – Forgetting important things

I believe most husbands have a temporary Alzheimer. Because at least more than once they tell their wife that they forgot to inform something important and can remember only when asked about it. Why I wonder? Or is it something deliberately done? What do you think ladies?

Habit 5 – Sleeping in unmade bed

It drives me nuts when I see anyone, not only my husband but anyone sleep before making the bed. My husband argument is, why waste so much of energy in making the bed neat just so you can spoil all of it again? It’s simply impossible for me to get some sleep even if the bedspread is crumpled.

Habit 6 – Not bathing in the weekends

It’s a ritual for most men. If it is a weekend, all they think of is watching TV, sleeping entire day and then they do not shower. I just do not get it why do you have to skip shower though?

Habit 7 – Keys and wallets are in wrong place

In our house, I am the one who can find all the things that everyone misplaces. Though we have a key stand to put all the keys as soon as one enter and each of them have a separate shelf to keep their daily belongings like ID’s, wallets etc. Yet, they go on keeping them all around the house except not where it needs to be kept.

Habit 8 – Using laptops, mobile or newspaper while sitting on the commode

My husband carries his laptop even when he uses the bathroom. Nothing is more annoying when you are actually waiting to talk about something and the husband is busy using the bathroom for more than 20 minutes. If not a laptop, some have a habit of playing games on mobile or checking out the minute news app or even read a news paper. Talk about not wasting even a minute!!!

Do these habits seem familiar? It’s not only women who do odd things, but also men. Women and men are different species who are born to annoy each other and hence they are perfectly paired. Though the husband may irritate us in so many ways, the love and care always stands up, isn’t it?

Comment if your husband got any other habits that are not listed in the list and share the article to have a good laugh with family and friends.