Women. Magical. Mysterious. Whacky. Quirky. All kinds.
There are Women who talk, then there are women who walk the talk. There are women who pray and then there are women who slay. Women who are submissive and women who are aggressive. Women who hurt and women who heal. Women who are ashamed to be born thus and women who celebrate being born one. It takes all kinds of women to make this work an interesting place, for other women.
Kindness – a generosity of spirit where you are considerate, warm and unselfish.
The one factor that never fails to endear one women to another is Kindness. A kindness shown in friendship, acquaintanceship a professional relationship or a personal one.
A mother in law who is kind to her new daughter in law gets talked of fondly. A colleague who shows kindness to another earns brownie points. In a relationship between a man and a woman, Kindness is as important as love is. Kindness is what each one of us can use, and not only as a #hashtag, to get by in this world even as we are fighting bigger battles on the side. A Kindness shown is like your bag on an airport carousel, you may miss it once but it always returns back to you.
When I think of the word Kindness my friend Jyotsna is the one who immediately comes to mind. We met on a writing forum a dozen years ago and from exchanging writing tips we were soon exchanging thoughts. Jyo, as I call Jyotsna, is the kindest person I know. Just being in her presence is calming and her whacky sense of humor is a special treat! Jyo has her mind, heart and home open, always. Thank you for being part of my life Jyo and reinstating my belief that there are good people in this world who give because they want to, and not because they want something in return.
Parul will be as surprised to find her name in this post as I am typing it! But when I thought of kind women, Parul’s name popped up first. I have met her twice, in a group, and I know her more through my online interaction and observation of her. Her beautiful writing, where she shares her life experiences, her gracious comments and her kind words have had such an impact in my mind that it would be sacrilege if I did not include Parul in this list. Thank you, Parul, for being you. And showing me that people can be the same online and offline, effortlessly and honestly.
I met one of my favorite authors, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at an event recently. She was on an all India tour that had her whizzing through so many cities and meeting a multitude of people, but the moment I went up to to her to have my book signed and mentioned my name she said, ’Mayuri! My facebook friend! So good to meet you’! I was overwhelmed that she remembered me from our online interactions and needless to say, my day was made! I am a fan of her writing, and her warm heartedness has made me a fan of her as well! Thank you Ma’am for confirming my belief that the higher you climb the ladder of success the more reachable you should be to people who helped you get there.
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