Thought for the day
I have realised, that in most success stories, a doting mother’s blessings have done what The Secret or ‘the law of attraction’ and modern day mantras cannot do.Updated: Jun 06, 2010 15:54 IST
"Sunday morning up with the lark, I think I’ll take a walk in the park. Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s a beautiful day” I remember being taught this corny song in school. And I remember being given a ‘thought for the day’ by our principal at our school assembly.
So... it’s Sunday. If you are reading this, you probably are a follower of my column by now. Sunday mornings The ‘average Joe’s’ Sunday consists of leisurely waking up at 11 am, glancing through the papers and then onto the rest of the day; probably catching a movie, going to the mall or for a nice Sunday lunch.
Let me tell you what happens in my household on a Sunday. 8:00 am -I am woken up by an enthusiastic double doorbell. My newspaperwallah hands me my Sunday dumbbell. 10 copies of the Hindustan Times (which I shall explain shortly).
After locating my article, I do a quick scan to see if it’s intact and hasn’t been cut down to size or if the grammar is right; just how I look at CDs of my anchoring and performances.
On my visits to my hometown, I carry all my recent work on a disk to show my mum, along with copies of my column.
Most lawyers follow the ‘rule of three’ for all documents - one for each party and one duplicate in case of emergencies, right? I don’t quite know why, but my mum has always followed the rule of 10.
On the recent special occasion of me being featured in a lifestyle magazine and on the cover of the hottest tabloid, my paperwallah’s sales went through the roof. The usual suspect being mommy dearest.
In a nutshell: I have about 400 HT cafes stacked up at home besides other newspaper clippings and magazines. I wonder if Piggy Chops (Priyanka Chopra) or Genelia baby’s mothers are as excited about their weekly column, or the mileage they get.
I guess the law of marginal utility holds true in situations like ours. After a point, when it’s too much to keep up with, I’m sure even mums reach a saturation point.
It’s interesting to think of how a star’s family reacts to their performances or their gossip tit-bits or whether their mums follow their star son/daughter’s twitter feeds.
I love having a mum who’s proud of me. I have realised, that in most success stories, a doting mother’s blessings have done what The Secret or ‘the law of attraction’ and modern day mantras cannot do.
As a Sunday thing to do, along with analysing how happy you are with your progress, give some thought to how your relationship with your mother is. As corny as this sounds, a mother’s blessing has a major role to play. Think about it.
First Published: Jun 06, 2010 13:46 IST