Saturday, August 4, 2012

Raksha Bandhan

The greeting cover, personally made by Logu
I haven’t had much to cheer about in the past one year, struggling to overcome some serious health issues and various other setbacks. It’s been one hell of a struggle all the way. But there have been rare moments even in these dark times which made me truly happy. I had the privilege to experience one such rare happy moment on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

My best friend and my dear sister, Logu, whom I truly love and admire, sent me the most beautiful gift, a Rakhi, which symbolizes a sister’s love for her brother and his well-being. Being a doted brother to my beloved sister, I too have vowed to protect her for life. I was very pleasantly surprised when I received her beautiful gift in the mail; I was very touched to read the amazingly wonderful words she had to say about me.


(Click to enlarge the pics)

It is very difficult for me to describe in words what she means to me, she has been an integral part of my life since we became friends more than three years ago. Now, I can’t even imagine my life without her. Logu is the hardest working and the most dedicated person I have seen in my life and also the kindest and the most caring. She had to come up the hard way in life, overcoming each and every obstacle with grit and determination. She has also been my inspiration to fight my own obstacles, always encouraging me and giving me the strength to fight my battles.

Sometimes I feel like I have failed her as a friend and also as a brother. She has always been there for me when I needed it but I feel like I have not been there for her when she needed me. I know she would disagree to that but I sometimes do feel like I have failed her. 

Logu, I promise to be a better friend and a loving brother in future. I promise to take care of you and be there for you when you need the most. Thank you for this wonderful gift my dear sis, I am finally happy after a very long time. Your lovely gesture not only made my day but made my year.
Simple, yet beautiful. The Bond of Protection

56 comments:

  1. A very touching post. I am happy for you and Logu!

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  2. This is really sweet. I hope my brother and BIL feel the same way about me. I know I don't know you personally but I hope your health struggles get better. Laughter, love and family are precious and having these three can help improve your mood and ultimately keep you from getting sicker.

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    1. Thank you very much Kristy for your sweet comment and your well wishes, very kind of you. :) And welcome to my blog, please come back again. :)

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    2. :) I have nothing to say except smiling...
      I hope dis smile makes u understand hw much m hpy to have akshay as a bro

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  3. Very touching, Akshay. Simple and sweet gestures like these make life what it is. Some bonds are so difficult to explain in words.. I wish happiest times ahead of both of you. Take care. :)

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    1. Yes, Arti. The smaller things in life give us the most happiness, I am lucky to have such friends in my life. :) Thank you so much for your good wishes, means a lot to me. :)

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  4. Having a sister as your friend is great and vice versa is also true. This is one of the most beautiful relations in the world. A sacred thread which bonds us forever. The card is really sweet and the wording touched me beyond words. Good Akshay, hold it forever, a beautiful relationship is like a light house in times of stress. I can tell you that for sure...

    Take care, God Bless and be healthy.

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    1. Thank you so much dear for such a beautiful comment. Yes, a brother-sister love is one of the most beautiful relations in the world and I am so lucky to have a friend who is also my dear sister. I will never let go of this beautiful bond, will hold onto it forever. :)

      Thank you so much for your lovely wishes, once again. Means so much to me. :)

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    2. Congratulations on Blogadda's Pick! YAY!!! BTW, why haven't you added the code yet?

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    3. I have added it now. Thanks a lot dear once again for your good wishes. So lucky to have you as my blog reader. :-)

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  5. You are so lucky to have a friend and sister in logu and I am sure she is equally lucky to have you :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ghazala for your sweet comment. I am sure I am luckier to have a friend like Logu in my life. :)

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  6. Sweet Gesture from your sis Akshay! Wishing you both a lot of happiness in future :) Btw Logu has a very nice handwriting :D

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely wishes Jaish. :) Will let Logu know about your compliment. Thank you. :D

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  7. So sweet, Akshay! Wish you and Logu many more years of happiness and friendship. I love the festival of rakhi too. It is a great celebration of the brother-sister love.

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    1. Thank you Rachna for the beautiful comment and your well wishes. :)

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  8. that's really great buddy...I know how it feels so special when we get something from our dear ones...I can feel that we both are equally cloase to our sister...happy for u... :)

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    1. Thank you Sarab, it does really feel wonderful when your loved ones do something special for you. :) I am happy for you as well. :)

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  9. That was so sweet. Lucky you, to have such a wonderful friend. It's really difficult to come across people like your sister, and Happy that she is there for you, as a source of light and hope during this particular phase. God Bless you ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much Ash, nice to hear from you after a while. :) Yes, Logu is a wonderful friend and a dear sis, I am very lucky to have her in my life. :)

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  10. Aww! adorable letter. And what lovely things you have to say, Akshay! I'm touched too. You two seem to have a very beautiful relationship. May it always be like this. Loads of well-wishes to you both. :)

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    1. Thank you so much DN for your lovely words, very kind of you. :)

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    2. Akshay, when you're running out of topics to write about, this might help - http://dnambiar11.blogspot.com/2012/08/tagged.html. Have a great Friday and weekend, ok. Take care.

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    3. Ah! Thank you for the tag, Divya. :) Will certainly think about writing a tag post soon. :)

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  11. Hey that's really so sweet of Logu.. its really nice to see such a lovely relationship Akshay..:) Raksha Bandhan is one day when I really feel a void in my heart for having no siblings.. :( I always wish I had a little brother but hmmm :(

    Long live the love, care and such a lovely relationship of yours and Logus..Stay blessed both of you:)

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    1. Awww Sonia, that is so nice of you. Thank you once again for your wonderful words. :) I don't have a biological sister too but Logu is one such person who is more than a sis to me. I wish you also experience such a beautiful relationship in future. Thank you for all the wishes, once again. :)

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  12. You are lucky to have someone care for you and shower affection on you no matter what, same goes for your sister too.

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'm for your kind words. :)

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  13. I sincerely hope you are well now.Don't feel bad about not having been able to do all that you wanted to do for her;after all you have been struggling so long for to get well,i am sure you will more than make up for it when you are able to.

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    1. Thank you so much Indi ji for your concern, I am doing alright but not yet fully recovered from my condition. That maybe one of the reasons why I feel I have failed her as a friend, but yes will try to more than make up for it in future. :)

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  14. Congrats. This post has been chosen as Blogadda's Spicy Saturday Pick of the week.

    http://blog.blogadda.com/2012/08/11/indian-bloggers-god-life-raksha-bandhan-gokulasthami

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    1. Its an honor to be featured in BlogAdda for the very first time. Thank you so much. :)

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  15. Nicely written. The intent is important. I am sure actions will follow suit.

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  16. I am touched...I am missing my sisters who are hundreds of mile away from me now

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    1. Thank you, Ravindra. I hope that you get to meet your sisters very soon. :-)

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  17. What can I say? I was in tears at the end. That tells you how much this post touched and moved me. Such an adorable brother and sister. My heart swelled with happiness after reading that wonderful letter your sister wrote to you. So much affection and so much love both of you share. It is such a gift and I wish utmost love and happiness for the two of you.

    P.S: Your sister has a lovely handwriting. :)

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    1. Hey Raj, you know that your beautiful comments always make my day. :-) Yes, a brother-sister relationship is truly blessed and gifted and I am very lucky to experience such relationships in my life inspite of not having a biological sister. :-)

      Thank you for your appreciation of Logu's handwriting, will surely convey your message to her. :-)

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  18. Yes it is indeed a wonderful occasion to bond literally and figuratively!

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    1. Yes Sir, very true. Thank you so much. :-)

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  19. Awww...wonderful post, Akshay. May such beautiful relationships grow stronger and fonder...God bless!

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    1. Thank you so much Ma'm for your blessings and well wishes. :-)

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  20. This is truly wonderful function. Unfortunately I do not have a sister.

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    1. I don't have a biological sister too but I have my friends who fill that void. Thank you Rajesh, nice to hear from you as always. :-)

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  21. how sweet! Sadly we don't follow it even though we are Hindus for some weird twisted reason :D

    ❤Not Just My Allegories❤

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Anisha. Well, it depends on the individual to follow or not to follow. Anyways, for me feelings matter, more than anything else. :)

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  22. I have no words to express my feelings for all the above comments and I can never explain my relationship with my brother Akshay :).
    He is always a very good friend and a brother.
    Nd thanks a lot for such a beautiful comments which made me very very happy :) :).
    Nd thanks a lot Akshay for everything :).
    Our brother-sister relationship holds forever :) I promise

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    1. Love you my dear sis. Thank you for everything. :)

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  23. I like this handmade Rakhi ,Thanks so much

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    1. Thanks. If you are planning to use the pics, please do give proper credit. :)

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  24. I'm really glad that I found your wonderful post. I enjoy reading it and I learn a lot.

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