They say, "Diwali is a festival of infinite lights & we celebrate it with gay abandon to commemorate the famous victory of good over evil (as it finds its maiden reference in the Hindu mythology when on the occasion of Lord Rama returning back to his constituency Ayodhya after a hiatus of 14 years and immediately after conquering the all mighty devil king Ravana his folks got jubilant and made merry while unleashing all their quota of fun which was suppressed for all these years).
To me it is an opportunity to purge our whole beings of all the impurities we have so (in)voluntarily stuffed in our systems in the year just gone by. It is also an opportunity we give to ourselves to let bygones be bygones and make wish for a fresh beginning. For some of us who have had a remarkable last year we celebrate our happiness by bursting fire crackers & by distributing sweets among our near & dear ones. For others who didn't exactly have a noteworthy outing out there it is another fresh dawn today full of promises for the next twelve months (or so) allowing us to get the monkey off our shoulders and make a resolution that we shall strive hard to set the record straight as we bow our heads with uncompromising faith in front of the elephant God Ganesha & Goddess of wealth Lakshmi.
This is also one such festival which helps bonding the loosen strings as all family members make it a point to rush to a common reunion joint, mostly their parental homes. No matter where they are across the globe they engineer their plans in such a way (months in advance) that on this day they get to greet each other.
To all those who couldn't find a reason to cherish today, "Go, find your happiness in the smallest pleasures of life. Just don't sulk or wander about with no purpose. Life is so full of surprises, and I am sure you can easily find at least few pleasant ones to bring a cheer to your sombre mood. If not anything else, read this post at least once again along with the never ending archives of the author on his blog but please...." and yes, make merry but do responsibly top it up by making it peacefully rocking!
Wish you and your family a very happy & blissful Diwali. I do hope the year ahead multiplies your happiness, contentment & accomplishments (not to forget your wealth) ‘N’ times (‘N’ is a variable and its value is equivalent to your biological age at the time of reading this message) of their already accumulated levels. I also pray to the great Almighty to nourish you with his/her choicest blessings and drench you with the sweetest, everlasting memories to cherish for life. Amen!
Today also happens to be the birth day of yours truly and I take this opportunity to thank you from the core of my heart for your ever pouring affection and amazing wishes. I do hope to keep floating in your good books in the years to come. Amen!
Festively yours(C) Rits Original