Oxygen For Soul

It was the revision time for us.. and it was the double digit numbered iteration this time! Before you start thinking about me as the nerd or geek, let me clear the air... it was the revision of the movie The Lion King! The movie never turns stale for a re-watch! Every time I watch the movie, a new dimension of the a profound lesson of life pops up, making the re-watch immensely worthwhile! This time the song, "Hakuna Matata" triggered the chain reaction. As a peaceful out come of this exploding reaction in my mind, I realized that the soul also needs a supply of rejuvenation, oxygen to be precise, from time to time at different stages of life path. It is none other than the friends, their company that does it for us! The medicines, the therapies may help you heal physically, but the soul at times needs a dose of tranquility, peace, which no 'pathy' on earth can prescribe. And friends need no formal degree to gauge the infection that your soul might have contacted! The solutions then galore and soon you find yourself back on track!

Humming Hakuna Matata, my mind started wandering in the lanes and by lanes of the memory. Here I was, jumping on the guava tree with my friends. The guava appeased our senses and satiated our between the meals hunger. Was guava more testier or it was the company of the friends that made it so, I wondered! Plucking that ripe guava on a far off and tender branch, never then remained the challenge, but just a matter of reaching out! One of the first lessons in the survival kit of life, "There is a trophy for those who dare to go ahead!", was authored by the company of friends. 

From not so far off memory, I could hear a call by the dear friend. Here, I was, lying on the road with a bruised knee and the elbow. The bicycle that I was riding has departed me and lay topsy-turvey, a little bit ahead. It was a miserable fall in the ditch that had got me on the threshold of crying out loud. A helping hand and big grin got me on my feet. " Humpty dumpty had a great fall...hahahaha. Get up and get riding Humpty Dumpty!" A hearty laughter that followed was the balm to the bruised body and the sunken soul! " Just go on with life. Don't stop" was the lesson that was added to my life's survival kit!

Zoom ahead in the time machine and here I was standing in front of the  notice board of my college. It was the result day of the first year of engineering. I was anxious to know how I had fared? My heart was pounding so heavily that I could not hear the hustle and bustle near the board. There were many like me, who were eager too! I was struggling to get near the board to find my roll number in the list. I got a pat on my back. As I turned around, here was a friend with a smile. "Why are you in such a great hurry... result sheets are not going to disappear from notice board so soon!" That made sense. And then here I was walking towards the canteen with my friend. Over the cutting chai (half cup of tea) and a smosa, the anxiety melted away. "Take a pause, don't fret over the future unnecessarily", was another lesson that was added to my survival kit, courtesy my friend! Such a breather after all! 

Little ahead in the life's journey, I could see abundance of the oxygen supply to my depressed soul, bored soul, puzzled soul, troubled soul and even the ecstatic soul. Every time the life's path took a turn and  I bounced back to life, I was fortunate to have a constant supply of oxygen for my soul... none other but my friends. Some strayed away, some stayed back, some joined me new and some got reunited again...giving me assurance that supply of oxygen for my soul will never stop! 

My oxygen cylinders are filled and ready to use... how about you?

----------------By MocktailMommy Anagha

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    1. Thank you Pallavi for words of appreciation.

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  2. "When you count your blessings, count your friends twice!" I like that :-) Good for you!

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    1. Thanks Tamara for pausing by reading the article.

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  3. The Hakuna Matata is what is happening in my mind also most of the days. My children just love it.
    Launching SIM Organics This April

    *Menaka Bharathi *

    *SimpleIndianMom*

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    1. Thats an evergreen song.. and pleases one and all! Thanks for visiting Maneka.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for appreciation!

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  5. Each experience in life teaches us something. Its up to us how receptive we are to it. Loved the way you wrote the post and I am glad that your oxygen tanks are full and brimming!

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    1. Yes, I am blessed...and now that I have friends like you...feeling all the more blessed!
      Thanks Rdhika for visiting.

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  6. One of these days I'm going to get to see Lion King on stage. But I did see most of the film at Christmas. :)
    Thanks for visiting!

    Jemima on Ornithology

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    1. Wow, so lucky!! Let me know once you watch it on stage as to which experience is better... on stage or in cinema?
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  7. Keep those oxygen cylinders always full! Friends do have the power of making you feel a lot lighter and take away all the heaviness inside!Nice

    http://jaishwrites.blogspot.sg/2017/04/atozchallenge-2017-o-for-orange.html

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    1. Agree you.
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  8. I am about to take a full social media break, and lock up my laptop for a few days. I feel like it will be good to calm my soul. :)

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    1. Side effects of the modern technology! But its good to have some sabbaticals in between!
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  9. Life is a big teacher. I suppose “life lessons” are called that for a reason. You need to experience life in order to learn the lessons. And those are some wonderful lessons you have shared which are indeed oxygen for the soul.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the topic. Keep visiting us as usual.
      Thank you.

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  10. Oxygen for the soul, I like the way it sounds. I can also appreciate the importance of it. Great post.

    Thanks for visiting my post: O for Occupation
    Shari

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    1. Yes, Shari, it really sounds fresh and light!
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  11. Wonderful post! It takes a few experiences to look back for life's lesson.
    Thanks for sharing
    PMS
    Best Wishes!

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    1. A hindsight is best only in such cases, I believe!
      Thanks Karnika for visiting.

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  12. Lovely read.
    The Despicable Me "happy" song is my oxygen song I guess :-)

    A Peice Of My Life

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    1. Ya that one is good number too.
      Thanks dear for visiting!

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  13. Friends are indeed a steady source of the oxygen of life! Nice post.

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    1. And with this A to Z challenge, we now have even new additions to our friend's list...so our oxygen cylinders are really growing in numbers.
      Thanks for visiting.

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    2. Nicely written about life....that teaches us so many lessons at the different stage ...friends are truly oxygen in everyones life

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    3. Thank you Nutan for kind words.

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