Friday, January 29, 2010

Something Special........29th January...

29th January is Special ....... Especially to me as it happens to be my Birthday......:)))










People generally say
Happy Birthday!!
And ask what's the special plan for the day?
Well, say, if I may,
Its the fact that today,
I am blessed the whole day
By Near and Dear Ones in Very Special Way!!!!!!

Its my first attempt at trying something that is remotely lyrical so please excuse me........
I thought that today is the perfect day to try out something...and also the fact that I know .... I will only be encouraged and motivated in this space.... :))

People generally ask me .......... so whats the special plan for the birthday..... I know normally the answer to that question is presents, new clothes, going out to movies, parties, lunches, dinners, restaurants and all ......

But personally the best part about birthdays for me has always been the countless good wishes and blessings that I get from near and dear ones who without fail, remember this day and wish me ..... Making it so special for me......

Each and every wish and blessing is truly treasured as it comes straight from heart...

Family and friends scattered in different parts of the globe make it a point to remember and call me on my each and every birthday.... Even people I felt had drifted apart, who I was not in contact with on regular basis also make it a point of wishing on birthdays....

I know that its important to connect and stay in touch with everyone...... But seriously, we lead such a fast paced life and are so caught up on our daily routines that at times its not possible to stay in contact........Its occasions like these when we get connected again and its actually because of occasions like these that we stay connected ..........

Just the fact that one has taken an effort to remember an important date/milestone is someone else's life makes one feel special.... After all isn't that what makes the day special.........

After all birthdays are not always special because of the restaurants , the cuisine , the party or the trip that one took on one's birthday....... Its about the people who were present or people who wished or people who called......

Sometimes, its a distant cousin or relative or an ex-colleague who suddenly remembers your birthday and calls and makes your day.......A good friend whom you haven't spoken in a really long time or a sister who stays continents apart but who you are sure will remember your birthday and call you and have a great conversation.........

Memories of my birthday are always the phone calls....... My phone is always ringing and always busy....... There is a standing joke in the family that even the President would not be getting as many calls......

So what are your favourite memories of your birthday..........are they about the dress that you wore or the food that you eat or the shopping that you did.......or was it the friend who called and made your day.....

24 comments:

Jagruti said...

Hey Rujuta

Happy Birthday !!! hope you had a lovely day..and lots of oressies and cakes...cake looks delectable and awesome..

Asha said...

Happy birthday to you. It's true that it's all about the people who wish you well wholeheartedly, nothing about the gifts and artificial smiles.
You have a lovely day now, look out to the World and feel blessed to be here and with someone you love and to love. Hugs! :))

Bong Mom said...

Happy Birthday. May you have all the phone calls and more :)

Vinaya said...

Happy bday Rujuta..you are so right..it is always about the good wishes and people, isnt it? OF course, I dont mind the goodies and gifts one bit :)

Preethi Rajeev said...

Rujuta Many Many Happy returns of the day. Thanks for visiting my blog, u too have a great blog. Do drop in when u have time.

Priya said...

Wishing u many more happy returns of the day..have a blast..

Nithu Bala said...

Many more Happy returns of the day Dear :-) very nice cake..

Rujuta said...

Jagruti, Asha, Sandeepa, Vinaya, Preethi, Priya and Nithu :

Thanks guys so much for those lovely wishes !!!!

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey Rujuta... wish you many many happy returns.. Happy Birthday :)!!.. lovely write up!

Sayantani said...

a belated Happy Birthday to you Rujuta. May God bless you with a lovely year ahead.

Priya said...

Rujuta, regarding ur q"n about cornmeal and corn flour..cornmeal is a flour grounded with dry corn and they looks like semolina while cornflour is the flour prepared with starch from corns..hope this helps..

Jaya said...

Rujuta,
wishing you belated happy birthday.
for me birthdays are just any normal day ,but my family makes it special somehow ..one good thing is that i got a day off from cooking lol..no jokes apart...enjoy the day with your near and dear ones as they are the most important people for you ..They will be always with you in every ups n downs of your life.
hugs and smiles

Rujuta said...

@ Devi Meyyappan, Sayantani, Priya and Jaya :

Thanks guys.....thank you so much for all those sweet words and lovely wishes

Pari said...

Belated wishes dear. It was indeed good to read that you enjoyed your day thoroughly.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi Rujuta...Bealted bday wishes,hope u had a great day with ur family & friends...and have a wonderful year ahead filled with lots of happiness...

Cham said...

Happy Birthday! May u always get flooded with wishes!

Siddhi S said...

Hey Rujuta....happy belated bday, hope u njoyed it a lot...this is my first visit here...u hv a nice blog with yummy recipes.I am following ur blog so that i can track all ur future recipes and comment on them.

http://siddhiscookingexperiences.blogspot.com/

PJ said...

Hi Rujuta, many belated birthday wishes! Loved your lyrics and your post. So true, best birthdays are made by your friends and family. No gifts and no parties can make up for some good quality time spent with laughter and warm talks with your near-n-dear ones.

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey wish you a belated happy birthday..love the write up. I am first time here, must say you have a great space.

ruchikacooks said...

Dear Rujutha,

Many more happy returns of the day. Hope you are still celebrating :)

Cake looks good!

Rujuta said...

@ Pari, Sushma, Cham, Siddhi, PJ, Deepa & Ruchika :

Thanks so much guys for your lovely wishes......
Still in celebration mood with so many lovely wishes coming in from all of you :)))

Raaga said...

belated happy birthday!

Rujuta said...

@ Raaga : Thanks for your wishes...

Birthday Wishes said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!