Thursday, October 1, 2009

TGIF...

I am not talking about the chain of restaurants called the T.G.I. Fridays. I am neither talking about the Hollywood movie made in 1978 nor am I talking about the Bollywood movie released in 2007. Okay. I admit. It is somewhere related. It is a phrase that came out of these two movies. TGIF. Thank God It's Friday. And then it popularized. And I really wanna repeat this phrase a hundred times 'coz it really is Friday today. Well Friday would have gone unnoticed for me since I work on Saturdays as well. But this time, it is different. Firstly, Gandhi Jayanti falls on a Friday this year, which means we have a national holiday in India. Secondly, The United Nations declared this day to be a celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence(Since it is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday). Thirdly and coincidently, World Smile Day will also be celebrated tomorrow. All the more reason to rejoice and spread happiness. 


Well, frankly speaking, I was never a fan of Gandhiji, or non-violence, or even a smile specially when somebody is forcing you to smile. But tomorrow is different. Because, the three reasons are inter-related to each other. I don't know why am I getting attracted to the day 2nd October 2009 which falls on a friday. And I again repeat that phrase to myself. Thank God It's Friday. Believe me or not, there is a sense of positivity that is building inside me. I don't know what it is. I am not the type of girl who would keep a track of all these days but this particularly had once caught my attention. World Smile Day.


Non-violence garnished with a smile is what we all need. If anybody would have said that few years back I would have just said, "Yuck". Fights are fun. I was always interested in fights since the time I was in school. Awright, I was never a part of any of these fights but I loved to watch people fight. I would watch closely and intently from a safe place but would never get involved and would never take sides. Ofcourse, at that time I was a kid. But not today. I am a true believer of non-violence (except the times when I had wanted to kill my enemies, which happened way too often). Okay. Again I admit that it is not entirely true. Everybody likes a little spice in life and not everybody around here is "dudh ka dhula" ( as pure as milk). And those who are genuinely this pure then excuse me, they are definitely not human beings. So, here I am, a biased believer of 'God knows what', telling everybody to stop all kinds of violence when I myself am not a true believer of this. 


Not that I demand too much, but somewhere deep inside I wish I could stop all kinds of violence for just one day and make everybody around me smile. I can't help but imagine this. And the immense pleasure I derive our of it just by mere imagination is too vast to express in words. I know, not many people would agree to this. Maybe 'coz our present times force us not to follow non-violence. 'Coz if we did, we would be called fools. But one single day out of 365 full days, it wouldn't hurt if the whole world makes peace. It could be any day. Any one day that is acceptable to the whole world, even the terrorists for that matter. It may not necessarily be a Friday. But still, since it is a Friday today and there are 3 reasons to celebrate I still want to repeat the phrase that says, Thank god it's Friday...






4 comments:

@ease said...

"we have a national holiday all over India..." chk that.

nikhilkumar said...

Following non-violence is a big step..You must start with "Non-violent communication" first.Non -violence doesn't only mean physical..Its emotional as well..I have been after it for about 20 days or so.And trust me the days that i managed with "non -violent communication" were great and peaceful.

Chandni.. said...

its easier said than done... we r human beings and we get angry even at the smallest of issues... it is quite sad.. even I cant control my anger let alone leading a "non-violent communication" life.. but deep in my heart I wish to achieve that.. I desire to be able to take this up in my life and live with it...

all small and big changes start from our own home...

Ankit said...

this one is a real gud stuff.. luking forward to read some more of such sort.. one of the most relevant nd practical blogs ever shared..