Thank You

The theme today will be Friendship again.

Why? Because it is just that important, life changing and character forming as those other experiences in life :)!

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Around 11 years ago, I met two very precious people to me. Thinking back, right before meeting these two girls, I was readying myself to be on my own, after having bravely broken away from a group of friends where things were not going well.  In the mind of a 12 year old, that’s a scary place to be!

I had already met one of them on the second day of high school. I lived an hour away from home, with no knowledge of how to take the bus to get home, let alone get to the bus station, and I was stranded as nobody was there to pick me up. I was there on the steps of the building when, remembering that this girl lived in roughly the same area as me (give or take a 30 minute bus journey :P) , I decided to ask her if I could get a lift from her as her father worked in the school opposite ours. She thankfully said yes and I got dropped off fairly close to home and got home around 3 hours later than I was supposed to, in tears no less!

Our first reunion when we were crazy 17 year olds

Little would I know that this slightly aloof girl would become such a pillar of support and an amazing best friend! When I first joined the group with her and Anjalee, it is safe to say we were not bosom buddies but rather she was slightly wary of me! But life works in mysterious ways and today I can honestly say that life would not be the same without her advice, support, love and constant loyalty! We just go crazy when we are all together, and even freer to be ourselves without a care for the world or what anybody else thinks!

Still just as zany at 20

Still just as zany at 20!

Despite a distance of miles, our friendship is just as it was, if not stronger, whenever we have met again over the years. I have also seen her grow into a stronger, self assured and more beautiful person.  She is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. It is not an easy path but she is going through all the ups and downs with admirable courage and strength of spirit!  Today we are all three growing up so quickly but when we are all three together, it is like no time has elapsed and we are still mischievous 13 year olds 🙂 ! The bond between us is still strong and it is true that we are all three soul mates! ^_^ I also know that we will always be there for each other, no matter what and that is an amazing thing in itself because it is so rare to find best friends like these two 🙂 .

Happy Birthday Bestie, you with your crazy quirks, extremely talented dancing, compassion, support, comfort and courage! Love you loads! 🙂 Most of all, Thank you for being you and I am always grateful for knowing that I have you out there in the Universe!

This post is dedicated to  Sheekha; best friend of 11 years 🙂  and is also her birthday present! ^_^

2011 and still going strong 🙂

Fate and Friendship

Nearly two years ago, I was embarking on a fresh start in life. After harsh failure, depression and a very difficult two years…
But the difference was myself; I was a changed person, a better and stronger one. Armed with a new, positive, “I am all right” and the “Universe conspires to act for my own good” attitude and wise advice from my best friends in Mauritius, I went to university on a sunny autumn day in September. Despite all of this, one cannot help but be scared and anxious, and I trudged along on my first day, with it ending by having made one friend from the library tour.
The second day dawned, and I told myself this countless times, “It is ok to be on my own. If I don’t make friends now, it is not the end of the world. It takes time.”

Then the Universe stepped in.

I do believe it is true, when you surrender to the fact that there is a master plan out there and that the contribution we make is decision making, that Life, Fate, the Universe or God, conspires to show us the way. On that second day I met by chance, a group of wonderful people, by stepping up and talking to someone during a lunch gathering. From then this group of people I met just naturally gravitated towards each other and today we are still a tight knit group. For that I am always grateful, because friendship like that is very rare.

Amongst all these people, was an oldie like myself (even though only a year younger ;P). She had the same fears as mine; “I am older than these children, what do I do if I have to be alone?” Within the space of probably 6 months, through an argument, shared train journeys and probably experiences that were more than what we thought we had in common, we became good friends. At present, I can call her my best friend, because truly and honestly, on a level that I have only ever connected with my two other best friends before, I connect with her. As we both say, we are soul mate sisters ^_^!

Through common experiences, shared understanding of them, our love of food, music( not always the same 😉 ) and shared values, I found another treasure of a friend who is an amazing person!


Why am I sharing this today? Simply because it is her birthday! ^_^ I am unwell and was not able to meet her to give her her presents, and wish her a very Happy Birthday!
So this post is dedicated to her! And also to my two other very precious best friends, and soul sisters of 11 years (Theirs is a story that will take a longer post 😉 )!

Thank You Pie! For being the great person and friend you are! No matter what happens, I believe in you and I love you child! Even though I have only known you for two years, it feels like much longer! Be strong always and I know you have the potential to become an even better and bigger person ( spiritually not physically lol) and Happpyy Birthday sister!! ^_^

Ju and Sheek, Thank you my soul sisters! For always having stuck by me, no matter how much the distance! I know I don’t say it often, but I am always very thankful and grateful for always having you two in my life! I will always be there for you (haha Friends!) It doesn’t matter how long I am away, because whenever I am back it always feels like we are back in F3 when I left but with an even stronger bond. Love you both! (P.S: Look what I found ^_^)

Finally, I am very proud of all of you. The growth I have seen and I see in you (and me ) is amazing and you are awesome human beings! ❤ To many more years of craziness and wonderful times!

Happy Birthday Pie! Love you sister! ^_^