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”This is beautiful,” said Ragini admiring the locket in her hands,” I would love to keep it but that wont be right. I shall give it to Ms. Manya.”
The sun was setting and the evening sky was bathed in the soft crimson colour of the sun rays. The blissful glow of the evening is a sign that reminds us all that even endings can be beautiful if we embrace them with love.
Ragini showed the locket to Ms. Manya at dinner that night.
”I have no idea how this piece of trash came into my house,” she said,” throw it away.”
Ragini looked at the pretty little locket in her hands. It was a nice heart shaped one that usually couples gifted each other and placed their pictures in it. She said,” I shall get a picture of the Goddess to place inside of it. It shall remind me that just as the heart of this locket contains the divine, when I keep my heart open I shall see the divine within me.”
Ragini was smiling while admiring the locket. She took it with her.
Vividha was serving dinner to her family when suddenly Palak said,” Will you read the book on Winnie the pooh to me at bedtime?”
”Only if you go to bed early,” said Vividha pouring her mother some water to drink.
”I promise,” said Palak,” but please lets read this together. I love it when you explain the deeper meanings of this book.”
”O my,” said their mother,” now what deeper meaning can this book possibly have?”
”There are no deeper meanings Maa. Palak feels this way. But if you ask me, the messages are simple and lovable.”
”Okay, so lets see this,” said Vividha as Palak and she settled into bed that night.
”Palak,” she said flipping through the pages of the book,” what if I simply tell you something about this beautiful line I just read. Its not related to the story.”
”Okay,” said Palak snuggling into her bed.
”It says,” began Vividha,” Sometimes its the smallest things which take up the most room in your heart. This is a brilliant line. You know Palak when mom yells at us or says bitter things to us, at that time we neglect them as small happenings. But these little experiences take up a huge space in our heart and lead us away from all the love.”
”Thats so sad,” said Palak,” I dont like it when Maa shouts at me.”
”Then remember my beloved sister,” said Vividha patting her to sleep,” bless each word she says and forgive her for saying it. You are a strong girl and strong people do not hold bitterness in their hearts. What she said wasnt okay but you are smart and brave. Learn to love yourself because you are perfect and beautiful. And when you start glowing due to this self-love, send her love too. She really needs it. Give her love so that you can end this cycle of bitterness and anger. And always remember to lean on the Goddess. She will always keep you safe.”
”How do I lean on the Goddess,” asked Palak feeling sleepy.
”Pray, believe, surrender and receive,” said Vividha softly,” follow this golden rule and see the magic unfold.”