Wednesday, September 09, 2009

And another year

has gone by. It has been quite fast and mostly eventful.
Perhaps if some events had not happened I would have been happier. But like they sometimes used to end those Tinkle or Panchatantra tales, it perhaps made me sadder but wiser.
I mostly do not look forward to a birthday. I do not associate anything great or happy. No great memories either. Yeah while in school it used to be the excitement of new clothes and the whole class to class chocolate distribution thingie we got done. And sometimes about shared birthdays. Three other girls in my class shared a birthday.

I read in someone's Facebook status yesterday "When life brings you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray" Going by the things the path ahead is not going to be easy. But all I wish for now that I do not come across any more bad people. I have seriously, honestly had enough of them. I wish that I do not meet people who will almost break my spirit. I wish that I do not come across instances that do the same either. Because when it comes to that I know it takes a while to rise. And I do not want to waste that time. I am asking for a lot of blessing. Most people perhaps think that I lead a charmed life. To the world my dreams are fulfilled and I am touted as 'succesful'. But I know the path that mom has brought me through. Bramble bush and thorns. Jagged stones and bruises. All that I have known is hold her hand just I had learned. And she has never let go of me. In her sole strength and determination I have found the will to keep going. I continue to hold her hand. For there is so much to be done and so less time.

I wish and pray that my mother be healthy and fine. I wish and pray that I will have her with me for several years to come.

The year so far has been one of great and careful planning that continues. And the year ahead will be that of execution.

And wish your wishes, your blessings and a humble, heartfelt request that you pray for me, that I stick to the path of righteousness, truth, wisdom and learning. I intend to use the popularity that I have earned for a greater good.

And I pray as I have never prayed before. And shall continue to.

For the fulfillment of a greater dream, a greater purpose. For true service that shall start soon.

God help me.

P.S.: I have found friends in my people who have liked and followed my work. I prefer to call them that than fans because I have met most of them and know them personally. They started a community in Orkut and as far as I can see, the discussions show that they are going to be organizing a meal at one of the less famous, truly needy orphanage perhaps this weekend. And I will be with them when the plan has become concrete.

65 comments:

Maha said...

Have a great birthday and i wish so many happy things on your way and i am absolutely sure that they're awaiting to be staying with you .. Have an awesome year ahead .. God bless akka :)

KeepingItSimple said...

Happy Birthday !!! May the Lord bless you with all the happiness and peace you wish !!!

A Man in NPK said...

sorry second guru for belated wishes to ur birthday...
I always said to my friend with birthdays wishes one sentence, I will continue with u by treating u as my friend

" Don't forget to thank ur parents in this special day, thank them for given a joyful and nice life to u"

I wish u all the best to get a gift for next birthday as national award winner.

keep going on..

shannu said...

Advance birthday wishes Akka............

Imagination said...

Happy Birthday :)
Have a great year ahead...

Maddy said...

Hi Chinmayi,

When I clicked your page,it showed 100,000 page views. May you be blessed so many times.May you lead a fulfilling life.

Many many many more happy returns of the day.

Almost its more than a year since I started reading your blog. More than a singer, I have seen a wonderful human being. Wishes once again Chinmayi.May God bless you always.

Nitya said...

Happy Birthday Chinmayi..Wish you all success this year and as the post says...May God shower all the blessings on you!

Sharanya said...

Happy birthday dear. :)

Digital Guy said...

Wish you a very Happy Birthday. May all your dreams & wishes come true. :)

Santosh hariharan said...

"All that I have known is hold her hand just I had learned. And she has never let go of me. In her sole strength and determination I have found the will to keep going" :)

This was a real sweet post! :) And I wish and pray tat u and aunty remain healthy and happy forever! :) Let god bless u with all happiness and peace... :) :) Happy B'day buddy! :)

Cheerz,

Santosh (Mr.Happy) Hehe.. :D

Balaji said...

Birthday wishes :)

And have u heard of the quote
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on" by Robert Frost
Just hold on to it :)

And one more to cheer u up

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Hold on to your dreams...you will succeed :)

Have a wonderful year ahead..

Arun Vaidyanathan said...

Today is a special one...
A day to chime...
For me to open up for the 100th time.
Haven't had the chance to meet her.
That rue aside however...
Lucky am I to read, see and hear her works.
Lucky are we to do it all.
She doesn't know she makes me learn.
She's small, tender, good, affable.
She's bold, straight, principled, knowledgeable.
She doesn't like being praised.
I can not stop doing it but.
She's A Great Ambassador of Integrity and Woman-kind.
And this is all in my mind.
My salutes and,
Hearty Wishes to her for Many Many More Happy Returns of The Day...

Happy Birthday!!!

My sincere admiration and regards to Mrs. Padmasani ma'am
for being a wonderful mother, a wonderful teacher and a wonderful citizen

Thank you...

Maheswari said...

Happy Happy Birthday Chinmayi...
May all your wishes come true...
Have a nice nice bday.
Godspeed good people.
Maheswari

makm said...

hi chinmayi ur bdy on 09sep is it, mine too ,haha i am abdul kader marican from singapore a student, awesome blog, gr8 work :D) tk

Deepa said...

Dear Chinmayi,
Wish you a very happy birthday! May you be blessed with everything that your heart desires. Loads of wishes for a healthy and a prosperous year ahead.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a happy and peaceful life dear. May you get all the things that you righteously wish for.

My share of life said...

Dear Chinmayi!
I wish you a Very Happy Birthday and a great great year ahead!! May the coming year see you achieve many more peaks of excellence!!!

R Saraswathan said...

Dear Chinmayi,
It appears you have really been through some unpleasant moments. Please remember that when you achieve some degree of Fame, for every good turn that you get there will be three irksome moments where you have to act tactfully and avoid getting hurt. Instead of feeling sad and humiliated pick a lesson or two from the experience and forget the episodes. This way you will be able to concentrate on your cherished Goals undeterred by these stumbling blocks. The world is having all kinds of people and you can't change everyone. Indulge in a favourite pasttime. I am sure a person with your talent and multifaceted personality should achieve a lot in Life. God Bless.

i am myself said...

Hi Chinmayi,
Am not sure as to what made you right words like these.But all that I can share with you is, "when you want something,all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
May your life be as you wish it to be.
Tons of heartfelt wishes along with a special,Happy birthday :)
Regards,
Archana.

Karthik said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a Great Day!! Today (10/09/09) is a special day as an angle was born on this day several years back, that is you. Past is past, don't worry about the past, look forward to the future. Live each day to the fullest and I hope that the upcoming days will be great for you and your loved ones.:) Once again Happy Birthday!!!

Sonia said...

happy birthday, god bless...;)

Sathiya said...

Happy Birthday Chinmayi! Good to see that many good things are happening because of you! Keep it up!

Vijay Narain said...

Oii Happy Birthday!!! :D :D
After Sunday comes the monday
Tuesday before wednesday
Then come Thursday friday saturday
and we're back at Sunday!


Like many others here, i tried to come up with a rhyme too( If you notice, the rhyme scheme AAAAA is strictly adhered to, hence the proof) :p
Ivalo kashtapattu effort pottu rhymes ellam ezhuthi office la secret a blog la comment panni wish pannathukku return la just one kostin.

Treat eppo???

Kalyan said...

Dear Akka,

Many more happy returns of the day.

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip

Prejosh said...

Hi,
Happy birthday chinmayi..
May God bestow all his richest blessings on you...
May all your wishes come true..

Have lots of birthday funs.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday chins:)
wish you all happiness in upcoming year..

Yogitharani said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHINMAYI...

Wishing you many more good and prosperous years.

God Bless..... Take Care....

Deepa said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Belated birthday wishes to you! Have a fun-filled year!!

Deepa

பிரியமுடன்... said...

வயதுக்கும் மாற்றம்
வந்துவிட்டது!
மனதுக்குள் புதுமலர்
மலர்ந்துவிட்டது!
புகழுக்கு ஒரு வயது
புதியாய் ஏறியிருக்கிறது!
உச்சத்தில் நீயிருக்க ஒருபடி
உயர்ந்திருக்கிறது!
இனிய குரலுக்கு என்றும்
இல்லவே இல்லை முதிர்வு!
இருநூறூ ஆண்டுகள் ஆனால்
இருக்குமோ உனக்கும் முதிர்வு!
இருக்காது என்றுதான் நான் நினைக்கிறேன்!

என்றும்
இனிய குரலுடனும்
இறைவன் அருளுடனும்
அம்மாவின் ஆசிர்வாதத்துடனும்
அவர்கள் என்றும் உன் அருகிலும்
வாழ்வாங்கு வாழ.....வாழ்த்தும்
அன்பு நெஞ்சங்களில் அடியேனும் ஒருவன். வாழ்க வளமுடன்!
நலம் வாழ என்நாளும் என் வாழ்த்துக்கள்! பிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்! சந்தோஷம்!

Priya said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Wish you a wonderful year ahead. May God give you more and more strength to soar higher and higher in all walks of your life.

Vaishnavh said...

Happy Birthday!

harish said...

Wishing you another wonderful year of happiness and joy….. Happy Birthday!

MADHAV said...

Happy Birthday Chinmayi and wish you many mnay more happy returns of the day!

As a (wo)man grows old, (s)he becomes wise. This comes from the experiences in life, some good and some not so good. I am sure you will take it all in your stride and chug along as a happy person.

Best wishes
Madhav

jishu said...

Hi akka,
Happy Birthday..! May ur wishes come true..Keep the gr8 work going..

Ramyah said...

Happy Birthday! God Bless you with more success

Karthikeyan said...

Hi Chinmayi many many many more happy returns of the day...All the best for your endeavors....Don't worry u will rock...Everybody's life has thorny paths....Please post if u sing any new songs...My life is now going through a tough period...Finished B.tech and still jobless....

Vijai said...

Pirandha naal Vaazhthukkal Chin....
My prayers to the Almighty to be with you always, guide you and bless you. Wishing you success to continue and prosper ahead.
luv
vijai

Tisai said...

Happy Birthday Sissy.

Nithi said...

Belated Happy bday Chinmayi :)

Anonymous said...

I bet your mom must be really proud of u. Keep up the good work. So when are you going to tie the knot?

gaayathri said...

hi chinmayi..
wishing you a wonderful birthday. your blog is very inspiring. For me it has become a routine to check ur blog updates along with my mails.

Gayathri said...

hey Chinmayi,
Belated birthday wishes! My sincere wishes for a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous year ahead! :)
Cheers,
Gayathri

Banu said...

Happy Happy Birthday Ms.Chinmayi. Wish you joyous and happiness for an another year of your life. God Bless you!!!!

Anonymous said...

பிறந்த நாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்... வாழ்க வளமுடன்!!!

Sahaana PC said...

Hi Chins,

Belated happy birthday wishes

Regards
Sahaana

Sundari said...

Happy Birthday!!

Deepa (#07420021555503028936) said...

Belated birthday wishes and wish you a great year ahead, Chinmayi!

wow! what a phenomenal day 09/09/09!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Always remember: failures are the pillars of life. Best wishes towards your bright future.

-Kas

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

thank you everyone!

sharanya said...

May you have a Wonderful Life ahead with loads of fun.....
All the best!!!

bala said...

அன்பு சகோதரிக்கு இனிய பிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!!!
----என்றும் அன்புடன்
----பாலா ....

AshWin said...

Belated Wishes..... Have a Nice year Ahead.. !!
Wishing ur
Truth ,Wisdom , Learning ...curve to continue..

Anonymous said...

"I intend to use the popularity that I have earned for a greater good."

OMG!!! Get over yourself. Look beyond the own little universe you have created for yourself. You are really not that big of a deal.

Naveen
P.S. I dont expect to see my comment published either. I'd actually rather it is not.

Vijai said...

Hi Chin...
shud a person like YOU be so concerned about such (navin's) comment? U r right that these are passing clouds Those who say like this dont trust themselves even and wherez the qn. of trusting anything else? they may feel by saying like this makes them so much humble but indeed show their lack of self-confidence. one who love their life only can show love to others!!
i say...LOVE YOURSELF...LOVE YOUR LIFE...LIFE LOVES YOU...AND BCOMES MORE AND MORE LOVEABLE...!!
keep moving ahead..

cheers
vijai

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

To Naveen: Our lives revolve around our goals, friends, family and also foes. I think all of us create our own universes that is made of all that which affects us directly and indirectly.
I am obsessed with becoming a better person and I will keep expanding my universe. I have not given you so much importance in seeking your opinion or permission on how to lead my life. Peace out.

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

Vijai: Perhaps not. You are pretty right.

Anitha D said...

Belated Happy Birthday Chinmayi! Hope you had a wonderful day! I pray that you have a fabulous year ahead & many more to come! Wishing you all the best in life, coz you DEFINITELY deserve it! Keep being the awesome person that you are! Rock on!

Kaarthik said...

Hi Chinmayee, Belated B'day Wishes. Have a gr8 year ahead...

VijayGanesh. S said...

Phew., looks like my sunday ritual of visiting blogs made the late person to this post !

Belated wishes, pray that some of your old, pending wishes come true this year. Ensoi, have fun.

Meenu said...

Dear Chinmayee...
Wishing u a belated birthday wishes ....
May God bless u always .:)

It's My Life said...

Dear Chinmayee, Belated B'day Wishes. Have a great year ahead...

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Chinmayi!
Wish you all the success
in your career.

Best,
SR

Shobana said...

Belated birthday wishes! Here's wishing you only the best of the best and may you be more successful than ever (without the bruises and pains of course) and may the Lord grant all you wish for.

பட்டாம்பூச்சி said...

Belated birthday wishes and wish you a great year ahead, Chinmayi!

Krithi said...

Hey Chin, first of all sorry I cudn't wish u on ur b'daycoz I was held up with wrok n had no time to visit ur blog for longtime. Nyway no excuses. Happy b'day! Nd I wish you and ur mom r blessed with all the good thinhs in this world!:)
No more bad ppl!