Just like your Friday, my Friday dawned with the Sun rising in the East. My daughter, the Junior Mayor had an event yesterday. Our city hosted "Appreciation Breakfast" for Parent Teacher Association Members, School Principals and Council Members. My daughter had to talk about Parental Involvement in the Schools". She prepared her speech(four sentences). But she didn't practice speaking at home. She was too busy playing with her friends. So when she was called to deliver her speech, she did have some hiccups. I was really mad. My eyes went blind. I didn't see that she was delivering her speech in front of some one hundred adults without any apprehension. My mom attitude got the best of me. I was all prepared with my lecture on responsibility for her. And then..... suddenly she turned the table on me with her presence of mind. While ending the speech, she said something coinciding with the mood of the attendees and the Mayor. She didn't prepare the sentence before. It was an impromptu line. The whole crowd cracked up with a big round of applause. The Mayor was all smiles and gave her a big hug. My eyes welled up. It was a feel good moment. The chief guest that spoke later, lauded her speech. Seems I only need a lecture how to be a good parent. My husband and I were too engrossed in her speech that we forgot to take pictures.
After dropping my daughter at school, I drove to DMV. You know the norm of DMV, right? You have to wait, wait,.......wait for your turn all your life. I was waiting and waiting and waiting and feeling bored. I started reading Ananda Vikatan(Leading Tamil Magazine) on my phone. I read the cover story about Dhanush and Raj Kiran. I read something else and I landed on 10-second story section. 10-second story is that you have to write a story that can be read in 10 seconds. It is kind of difficult to draw a story in few words. I have sent three 10-second stories before, unfortunately, but nothing got published. I started reading the first 10-second story. I felt it was kind of my story and someone has copied my story. Suddenly something flashed through my mind. I read the story again. And I saw my name underneath my story. I was totally taken aback. I didn't get any prior notice from Vikatan about publishing my story. I was there all alone not knowing how to express my euphoria. Right at that moment, my number was called. I have no idea what that DMV person asked, what I answered. I was in a trance. I had to tell the whole world to come out of the trance!
September 23, 2016 has made a great mark. I will remember this best day forever and ever and ever. Taking this opportunity to wish my readers Best Day today and everyday.