Lets come together and write about compassion, said Ms Spence,
I took it up, told you I would and kept you in suspense.
I decided to write my personal thoughts on compassion
Hope they make you think and you make it into an action.
I try not to yell at my sister when she does something wrong
Or talk back to my aunt when she still scolds me for long
My dad forgets to close the tap sometimes,
I listen to my mom complain about it and all his other crimes

I don’t get bothered over the angry drivers,
the long checkout lines or rude neighbours
Or over the baby who cries in the flight,
I go try to pacify it so her mom knows that its alright

I try to help my husband when he gets late for work
and also tolerate his antics and all other quirks.
I share my smile with all and pray for the people on the road
I sometimes help friends take down their load.

Here is how I try to practice compassion, everywhere I go
I try to be patient with every sister and bro.
Care and tenderness is all it will take
Imagine what a beautiful world it will make.

It would be a lie to tell you that in anger I don’t shout
or crib or cry or even pout
I understand that these are parts of me that need healing
but I don’t let it get in the way of  compassionate, me being

It is not always easy, and a saint I am not
I have learnt from my mistakes and thankful to the teachers who have taught.
I try to remember the most important person of all
Yours truly needs a little compassion too, she is a human who is still learning after every fall.

Though love is what everything boils down in the end
Try it, its not difficult, my friend.
Don’t give up when times look bad again
We are all learning together, share your experience to help me strengthen


We were generally talking about life and control on life. There is a celebration happening soon. When an uncle asked my mom to come for it, My Mom said “Agar Uparwala chahega, I will reach” (If the one staying above us is willing, I will come)

The uncle looked surprised and replied with a smile “Chaturvediji kuch nai bolenge, aap aaiye na”(Mr. Chaturvedi will not have an objection, Please come)

We all had a good laugh.


This got me thinking.

I was recently with my ngo kids. I shared this incident with them. We were laughing, At this time, one of the kids said “Didi, Humare toh upar bhi koi nai rehta” All other kids burst out laughing…except the kid who said it.

He missed the real joke I guess. or did he?

Isn’t it true, the reason they stay where they stay is because “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needbut not every man’s greed.” We are all on planet earth to learn whatever we are here to learn and get the H@!! out. Each one is struggling with something or the other or we wouldn’t be here. Right?

The ones without uparwala struggle lot more than we do na? Lets hope we can help the ones who are without uparwala. Pls