How will you feel if you met your relatives after several years? Life has become so fast that no one has the time for social visits. We come across our cousins/other relatives only on special occassions. On fuctions we hardly speak to each other.We just exchange pleasantries. On such occassions we only say'hai's to each other.
|M]y grand daughter and DIL|
My father had four siblings, two brothers and two sisters. None of them is alive now. Most of the children of all the brothers/ sisters live in NCR(National Capital Region) We never have any casual meetings. A few months ago I and my brother thought why not get in touch with our cousins. We formed a cousins group on whatsapp.We exchanged pleasantries with each other. Last week one of the cousins suggested why not meet at some common place. Every body liked the idea.The hall of CSOI, newly constructed building at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi was booked. All the cousins, except one or two families, attended. It was a great get together. The ambiance and the food served was appreciated by one and all. We played Tambola and other games.
Life today has become so hectic that everyone is busy. Nobody has time for social visits. The saying,''There is no time to stand and stare'', is very correct. We decided that we would have such get togethers once in six months. We must spare time to build a happy relationship and bond with our close relatives.
We must maintain a healthy relationships with our families. If we maintain good and healthy contacts with our near and close ones, it will strengthen our bond with them and will arouse a feeling of mutual love and trust with each other.
pics taken by my phone.