If there is on thing that the last couple of months and this past year has shown me, it is this- there are Little Packets Of Care all around us. Even in places we don’t usually expect to find.
These Little Packets are tricky. Tricky, because on the surface they could seem like a whole different emotion. Just like sometimes hurt is covered by anger or insecurity by aggression.
It has taken time, patience and willingness among a few other things to become a work in progress to begin noticing these Little Packets Of Care.
I’ve found them in the most misconstrued and badly communicated places.
I’ve found them in my parents’ and now my partner’s persistence on making sure I begin my days early. They just want me to not waste away the beginning.
I’ve found it in my partner’s need of me to join office while being a hands-on homemaker. He just sees my potential doesn’t want me it to go unused.
I’ve found it in my partner’s dependence on me. It is his way of showing that he trusts me.
I’ve found it in my friends’ complaints of me not making the time. It is their way of being their for me on ordinary as well as extra ordinary (sometimes over whelming) days.
I’ve found it in my sibling’s constant banter of how I’m not the best. It’s their way of letting me know that I’m yet to be the best version of myself.
I’ve found it in my family’s indirect words and acts. It is their way of letting my know that while they do not always say it, they see me.
I’ve found it in my family’s expectation of perfection. It is their way of letting me know that they look up to me.
I am saying this at the cost of coming across as delusional or just excessively optimistic, but that’s what I’ve learnt in the recent past and I plan on continuing to find these Little Packets Of Care all around me in the upcoming year as well!
because I truly believe that each of us is a beacon, and can only share and spread what we fill ourselves with
…to be continued