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A promise to my best friend.

                It's Friendship Day today, so what better occasion than this to make a promise to my best friend, to love her and cherish her for as long as I live!?  We - my bff and I - have been together since the moment I was born. It's some years now,  since I learnt about her significance to my life. To begin with,  I am my bff - my best friend forever. I do have friends, but, it's me, who is closest to me!
       We often fail to realise our own importance in our lives. We cherish our family and our close friends, but seldom do we cherish ourselves. Our contribution towards our development along this journey rarely gets the desired credit.  The people we meet during our journey, and our experiences with them, leave an indelible mark on our psyches. We evolve into better versions of ourselves thanks to those experiences, to those people, but, do we realise that it's  our own efforts due to which  we metamorphose into what we were destined to be?
      We always depend on others for our happiness, seldom realising that it's us on whom our happiness depends! We will be living with ourselves for the rest of our lives, not people, who never last throughout this journey!  Shouldn't we care for our own wellbeing than rely on others for the same?
       So today, I make a promise to myself to love and care for myself, be considerate towards myself, treat myself with kindness, the sort I deserve.  Be more forgiving, and  accepting,  of my shortcomings, knowing fully well that no one here is 'perfect'.  Of course, my dear ones will always hold a place of prominence in my life, but, I will position myself on top of my priority list. People will come into my life and move away, but I will always be here - with me, for me.  Taking care of myself is therefore a necessity, isn't it?



 *Today is the last day of  the Bar-a-thon at Blog-a-rhythm. It has been an exciting 7 days of blogging and blog-hopping. I hope you had as much fun as I did! 

*Today's prompt: Promise to (yourself /someone else).

*Team Orange Tango. 



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  1. Aww! Self love is of utmost importance and priority too, Shilpa. May you be able to keep your promise

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    1. Thanks Sid! Yes, I will see to it that I keep my promise to myself! ;)

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  2. That is the best promise to make, Shilpa. Truly! I hope you can keep it.

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    1. I will, Rachna! It's taken me so long to realise this fact.

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  3. Loving yourself is most important. How hard is it to put into practice in a country which teaches its woman to keep everyone else interests above self.

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    1. Oh yes, Ls. It's one thing our mothers have done it all these years and continue to do it even today. But, we ought to begin making some changes now; it's high time we thought about ourselves first!

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  4. Happy friendship day, Shilpa. Friends are our strength and makes us grow in life:)

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    1. Happy friendship day to you, too, Vishal! I wonder what we would do without our friends! :)

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  5. Happy friendship day to your friend and you Shilpa! I completely agree to the fact that we are our own best friends. The more we take care of ourselves, the more we give our best to others.

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  6. Well said Shilpa. We need to show more compassion to ourselves.

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    1. Yes, Tulika! And, if we don't, who will?

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  7. Very very true, Shilpa. Our happiness really only depends on us. No one else. Once we stop seeking happiness from external sources, I guess we will be happier all around.

    A very happy friendship's day to you, dearie. Knowing you (even virtually) has been enriching and wonderful. I hope to meet you in person, once I get to Mumbai.

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    1. Thank you Shantala! It has been wonderful knowing you! How I would love to meet you some day - in the real world! :)

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  8. We have to live with ourselves, fabulous way to put this crucial point across :) Nobody knows us better than us, so let us be our best friends for life. Love your thought process, happy friendship day and happy writing.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha! :)
      Happy friendship day and happy writing to you, too!

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  9. Beautiful promise post Shilpa :) So crucial to one's well-being and so often relegated to the lower end of our priorities.

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    1. We ought to make ourselves a priority, Sunila, before it's too late!

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  10. I am glad you've made this promise to yourself! Hope you'll keep it! Much love and hugs! Great series with thought-provoking, heartfelt posts!

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    1. Yes, Kala, I am definitely going to keep this promise! For myself!
      Thanks so much!
      Hugs!

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