A year older! A year wiser?

Yesterday, I turned a year older, or to say a year wiser?

Any which ways this specific day has always been overwhelming to me, not only in positive circumstances but otherwise too.

This day, I realise sometimes my importance in other’s life. I know how much they mean to me and I make it clear too, in some way or the other but I get to know my significance on this day. (There are a lot of other reasons other than wishing me for my birthday)

It’s not about wishing me a “happy birthday”, it is after all just my birthday. But it is about just remembering me. There were many people who did forget me, and did make me a little uncomfortable, made me wonder as to why was I losing people year after year.

I just realised yesterday that I always say that I am searching myself, but in that quest I am also losing people. That is the price I am paying.

Anyways, this post isn’t about them, it is about those lovely souls who made my day “magical”. 😉

And I could not believe my eyes when those warm wishes touched my heart. Yes, my friends and family did wish me, but there was an unexpected turn when wishes from the virtual world came pouring in.

First off, dear Elizabeth, thanks a lot for your warm wishes here, the messages and the tweets, it did mean a lot to me. You basically wished me at every possible virtual place, not to forget your virtual hug and that LOUD singing of the birthday song. Your voice isn’t that bad, you know.

Then there were unexpected tweets from fellow bloggers kalyan and shivam. Thank you both of you for those lovely wishes.

Had it been a year before now, I wouldn’t have believed that I’d have virtual friends, that too such lovely people.

Apart from this, you know what I loved? Bhavna, a special friend of mine, she made me feel so special, I just love her a lot. And yes, one more thing, Mr. Yadu, he wrote me such a wonderful poem, I couldn’t believe my eyes, staring at that message. Thanks a ton for that too! I mean, a poem? For me? Oh my god!!

There were a lot of things that I could go on thanking for, but I don’t want to make it a thank you note. So I’ll stop here.

But I need to say one more thing, the thing that has made me even happier, the best thing that happened to me last week apart from the poem of course! So all week long, I kept getting packets from a courier company; and you know what it revealed? What it had hidden beneath?

Books! Novels!

What could just make it any better? It counted to a total of 16 books!!!!! The last package delivered to me yesterday, containing 7 books.

And I am just so happy now, what other gift could have been better for me?

So may be a little wiser after all.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

80 thoughts on “A year older! A year wiser?

  1. A very Happy Bday dearest Moushmi! Wish you a blessed year ahead! And you are lucky indeed to be gifted with so many books in a go! Happy reading. I see Rumi..I love the great, inspiring writings and works of Rumi & Gibran. 😊

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  2. Well, I’m a bit late as well, but Happy happy birthday, dear Moushmi! I hope this next year brings you good health, wonderful happiness, and cozy comfort! 🙂

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  3. Wishes galore on the adventures of the new year ahead for you!
    On losing people – there is so much growing up that happened for me with this experience, How much I gained myself to myself …and then some were never lost, we always loop back with the right ones.

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  4. Happy belated birthday Moushmi!!!😍 You are a brave, ‘wise’ and a wonderful human being. The day I received a mail from.. You really made me feel special and that is because you are special to me as well! I really have obtained a beautiful friend and a true companion in you. Happiest birthday.

    Soooo much love

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  5. Hey…belated happy birthday. Hope you have a great year ahead. 🙂
    ( on another note, I don’t know why your posts don’t appear on my reader. I saw this post on twitter and came here)

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  6. Since it’s too late to wish you a Happy Birthday, let me wish you a Happy Birthmonth 😉 Have loads of fun reading all those books. That’s definitely going to make you wiser 🙂

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      1. Yeah..not like..on facebook or hoarding or advertising…it’s like someone who really recognized me ..and yeah..in this vast pool of blogging..it’s really nice feel..when someone identify you..or take time to. Mention about you..it’s really sweet..I really felt happy..actually I am reading the paragraph containing my name third time…

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      2. Reading my name is not point..it’s about some one giving you that importance and place in their heart..it’s good to be in someone’s heart..though how small the room may be

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  7. And about losing people..yeah…mAturity is realizing that losing people is common..because they may leave you one day or other..but I have read in a book that ” people who are matured will have less friends” soo you are one year wiser..only close ones will be with you…Why are you soo worried anyway?? do you think they also feel the same with you???? Already do they think about you???? First sit and think who are your real friends…dear ones are people who you share everything with..often we count them as friends like others. But they are real close soul mates..

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  8. What’s soo unclear….there is technique for it..imagine that you are in his mind..and then think.. then you will easily understand.it’s not about you treating all people as best buddies..but also it should reflect from them..you can’t give same place to all people..because what’s the point if you show equal love to close friend and friends..?? Close friends are something more right..may be I am wrong tooo..it’s not wrong showing equal love..but it’s like treating little bit special to closed ones

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      1. Ok..there is one guy who is good person of your brothers age, and one day he has birthday same of your brothers..you thought of buying one costly present..would you buy two costly presents?? Relate this to friends tooo

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  9. Hey girl, though its not a long time knowing you but I look forward to reading your posts and experiences at the end of each day. Wishing and praying for your happiness and wisdom. Belated happy birthday 🎉🌼


  10. Belated birthday wishes, Moushmi. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. So glad you had such a lovely time. I suppose you should work on treasuring what you have than worry about what you have lost, or you think you have lost for there could have been many who are in circumstances or too caught up or like me, having a short-term memory where remembering birthdays are concerned, that have caused them to forget your special day. Enjoy and have fun.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear for your heart warm wishes. 🙂
      And to be honest I am not worried about them not wishing me, all I care about is that if the person is important to me, he or she stays in my life.
      But them if it’s not meant to be i’ll lose them now or later.

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