Beginning today, it would be a new Life

It was Mayuri’s 45th birthday. She was busy in the kitchen packing tiffin’s for her daughter and husband. As the morning rush hour subsided and everybody had left for work, she turned to tidying up the house. They would go out for dinner in the evening and her husband would wish her while handing her some cash. It wasn’t that her husband didn’t consider her birthday important, it was just that he was always awkward when it came to coming up with genius celebration ideas or gifts. “Buy what you wish for and if the money is less do tell me, but don’t miss out on buying what you desire.” He would say. Mayuri smiled as she thought about it and kept a book in its place.

Just then her cell phone rang. She quickly answered “All okay right? You reached safely? How come you have called now, you must be just stating with your meeting correct? She volleyed questions as she hit answer. Her daughter laughed and said “Chill Mom! When it comes to worrying, you put Mother India to shame.” Mayuri waited for her daughter’s giggles to subside. “Okay Mom, I have something for you. Just go to my room and turn on my Diva” Mayuri rolled her eyes she never understood the reasons for having a pet name for a laptop! She went into the room and turned it on and informed her daughter. “Okay now go to the browser and open it,” instructed her daughter.

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As she did what she was instructed, a lovely website sprung to life. The website name “Mayuri’s Chrochet fashion” took Mayuri’s breath away. All she could say was “How did you… when did this… Oh my God it is lovely!” Mayuri had tears in her eyes. She just stood there in front of the laptop, with phone clutched in another hand. The doorbell rang. She answered the door and streams of joy started flowing through her eyes as her daughter and husband wished her.

Her daughter rushed in and hugged her. “I knew you would cry, so I took a leave from office. Couldn’t miss your reaction when you opened the site!” Her husband came over and said “This time it was Divya’s idea that we should do something special for you and I loved her idea. You have always pushed your interests and choices on the backburner for family, our interests, our dreams, but now it is high time that you chase your dream and Divya, our daughter showed it to me and convinced me.”

Mayuri started protesting, but her husband stopped her. “Right from before we married, I knew you were interested in crochet and art. I had seen the many paintings and crochet items that you had made. I believed it was your hobby. After marriage you left your job to focus on your new family, then with Divya on the way, you even stopped making time for your hobbies. It was always family first and sub-consciously you stated putting your interests at the bottom of the list.”

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Divya added “Mom, I realized your love for crochet only after I saw the various ideas that you came up with for the society funfair. Your lovely earrings, hairbands and clips were completely sold out!” Mayuri interrupted, “That was within society and the proceeds were to go to a charity. I am sure people just brought it to support the charity.” Divya added impatiently, “Mom you always sell yourself short. The crochet poncho that you made for my birthday was a hit in my office. People were asking if they could place an order! That’s when I hit upon this idea. We already have the site up and also the pictures of the many things you have already done. Take a leap of faith mom. I know you will succeed. Beginning today I want you to put yourself first. We all have seen the many instances, where you stopped working, or following you passion for the sake of family commitments. Now it is our turn to show you that commitment.”

Mayuri was overjoyed! This was the best birthday ever. She had been making crochet items as gifts for family or friends and had been greatly appreciated, but never really believed that it could be turned into a business. Looking at the determined looks of her daughter and husband, Mayuri promised herself that beginning today she would put herself first. A new beginning.

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31 thoughts on “Beginning today, it would be a new Life

    MusafirHunYaaron

    (December 13, 2016 - 10:30 am)

    Loved reading this Neha

      Neha

      (December 13, 2016 - 10:41 am)

      Thank you for taking the time to read

    deepagandhi

    (December 13, 2016 - 2:33 pm)

    Loved the way you used the prompt Neha. Too good and I strongly believe – if you follow your passion, success follows and make its your profession, you will never regret. I feel I am lucky to be able to follow my passions of dancing and writing.

      Neha

      (December 14, 2016 - 1:47 am)

      Thank you for taking the time to read. Absolutely I am still finding my feet when it.comes to doing what I love, but with motivation
      like you I am sure I will get there.

    Rashi Mital

    (September 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm)

    It’s a beautiful read Neha. I could imagine so many moms out there who have great skills and can be showcased with the help of the internet. I hope talent everywhere in the world finds some ground and exposure. Cheers!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 17, 2017 - 7:43 pm)

      Very true Rashi.

    Priyanka

    (September 20, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

    An award well deserved, i must say. And yes, best message put forth…follow your dreams!!
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    Glow Origin

    (September 20, 2017 - 6:35 pm)

    It was a pleasure reading the post, life does change & become more beautiful wen we start doing Wat we love to do..

    Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    (September 20, 2017 - 7:01 pm)

    What a lovely story Neha.Crochet is a beautiful work and I believe its never too late to do what you love.Congratulations on the win.
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    Aritra

    (September 20, 2017 - 7:02 pm)

    A delightful read indeed. Highly motivating 🙂

    Snehal

    (September 20, 2017 - 10:09 pm)

    This is such a sweet story! Mothers do so much for us all! ☺
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    Pooja Mahimkar

    (September 20, 2017 - 10:44 pm)

    Following your dreams is something that one should never give up
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      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 21, 2017 - 9:51 am)

      Yes Pooja, true that

    Snehalata jain

    (September 21, 2017 - 12:04 am)

    Enjoyed reading this

    Ruchi Verma

    (September 21, 2017 - 12:14 am)

    This is really interesting..I loved reading this

      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 21, 2017 - 9:52 am)

      Thanks Ruchi

    Anubhuti

    (September 21, 2017 - 12:24 am)

    Lovely work of fiction…truly we at red tend to count ourselves too small…but we are not!!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 21, 2017 - 9:52 am)

      Thanks Anubhuti

    Shaila

    (September 21, 2017 - 9:30 am)

    I love the way you are written the entire blog, found it super cool
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      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 21, 2017 - 9:50 am)

      Thanks Shaila

    Snehalata jain

    (September 21, 2017 - 10:22 am)

    The story took me to deep connection between mom n daughter
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    Ar. Shivali Singla

    (September 21, 2017 - 10:31 am)

    Beautifulllllll. Love the way you have narrated the whole. Keep it up.

    Dr Bushra

    (September 21, 2017 - 5:12 pm)

    Indeed best birthday gift for Maturity her dream to purse her hobby come true that so optimistic story.

    Minakshi bajpai

    (September 21, 2017 - 5:32 pm)

    Very beautifully penned down. Loved reading this post. Everyone has a hidden talent inside. But we have to brush it well and gives it’s right platform. You are an inspiration for others too.

    Mrinal

    (September 21, 2017 - 7:40 pm)

    I wish every husband was so supportive in real life too! Really touching story.. lovely

    Menaka Bharathi

    (September 21, 2017 - 8:53 pm)

    You are always very good at giving such accounts very interestingly. Loved the story

      nehagpatwardhan

      (September 21, 2017 - 9:27 pm)

      Thanks Meenakshi

    Nisha Malik

    (September 21, 2017 - 9:58 pm)

    Wow that was a fresh and nice read😍 another beautiful story to guide you towards your passion and dreams.
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    amrit kaur

    (September 22, 2017 - 11:34 am)

    You have put up a strong message forward. Loved the write up.

    JAYSHREE BHAGAT

    (September 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm)

    Passion is must to be successful… Well written post

    Papri Ganguly

    (September 22, 2017 - 3:28 pm)

    A beautiful read definitely. Very motivating.

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