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Kisses From My Little Guru

by Barkha Dhar (writer), , August 03, 2010

Credit: Photo by Daizy B (Creative Commons)
A beautiful moment

My little guru and his kisses are invaluable lessons to appreciate the love that god bestows on us in the form of a family.

Every morning the sunrays through my bedside window try to wake me up. My eyelids still folded and my heart yearning for bliss in the early hours of morning keep me tossing and turning. The moment of awe strikes when my guru jumps on the bed, rubs his tiny nose with mine and says mommy kiss. His first gentle kiss is my journey to a blessed day beginning with purity of thoughts, enshrined feelings and a mind empty of yesterday. My day starts with brushing my guru’s pearly whites. This is when he gives me a dazzling gaze. His look often astonishes me and I end up losing my concentration from an angular brushing. The moment I am done he gives me another kiss indeed his way to say thank you.

As the daylight brightens, I wake up my husband to offer him a hot cup of morning tea. My little guru carefully watches our emotions as if his nascent mind could read between the lines. His catapulting grins and giggles are our priceless morning amusement. The little guru and his charming kisses are invaluable lessons to appreciate the love that god bestows on us in the form of a family.

Bathing him is certainly fun. My little guru leaves no stone unturned to splash water all over just to get me worked up. The moment I try to raise my voice to make him aware of his actions, he says mommy kiss. This sweet gentle kiss tells me that controlling excitement and forgetting the tidbits of life enables us to enjoy little precious moments.

As the time to say the Morning Prayer approaches, the little guru comes running to the room hearing the tinkling sounds of the bell just to copy and fold his tiny hands in reverence. Here comes another kiss that says, ‘a family that prays together stays together’.

On Sundays the slightest chirping of birds in the garden is his peep into nature. He rushes to get hold of the birds. Sometimes even tries to feed them. As I watch him carefully trying to comprehend his feelings, he gives me yet another peck. This time it’s an encouragement that sharing is a unique way of giving back to nature.

The afternoon turns to a pleasant evening when my little guru wants me to accompany him to watch his favorite cartoon. In spite of some evening errands still to run, I gladly accept his request and here I get another kiss. This inspires me to enjoy the moment of now with him as it may never be same again.

As hours, minutes and seconds pass by and the dusk appears, my guru aware of my each move abandons his toys and sits right next to me just to hug and kiss. His sweet fondling is a lesson that joy and sorrow are an inevitable cycle just as day and night.

The night settles in and the lights shut off and I tuck my little guru to bed. As I express my gratitude for all his invaluable lessons, I kiss him goodnight. With eyes folded to a contended sleep, I see God right next to me in the soul of my toddler who has a heart without malice and a mind with no deceit. So I happily wait for the next morning to shine so that I can feel this bliss all over again.



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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on August 03, 2010 at 01:49 am

Great inspiring article, Dhar. A kiss conveys lots of things. In this case it is a way you express your sympathy, gratitude and attachment. However, there are other kisses, like that Judas gave to Jesus. These ones must be shunned among people who love one onother. Giving this little Guru Kid a kiss before sleeping was good to make him spend an enjoyable and safe night, an appreciable sign of a good mother.

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By taking off the mask on August 03, 2010 at 08:46 am

wow what a beautiful piece. you sound like a great mother and you can tell he feels your love and adores you back.

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By PATRICK PETION on August 03, 2010 at 10:03 am

Rousseau french philosopher said: man is good by nature but society is the reason why man became bad.

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By Barkha Dhar on August 03, 2010 at 10:23 am

Thanks Mughisho.....i do agree as parents we need to show our gratitude to our children for being who they really are!

I respect the feelings you show as a father. May all parents be encouraging the spirit of their children as you do

Barkha Dhar

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By Barkha Dhar on August 03, 2010 at 10:26 am

@taking off the mask,

Thanks your comment is really a boost in trying to be better and best as a mother. However I feel its just the beginning and one has a long way to go in their lives. Admire and appreciate your feedback from the bottom of my heart!

Barkha Dhar

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By Barkha Dhar on August 03, 2010 at 10:27 am

Patrick, that quotation is amazing...an eye opener!. Its so true its the society and its set standards that sometimes cause man to act or react. Well said my friend!

Barkha Dhar

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By SZU on August 03, 2010 at 11:44 pm

many kisses to your tiny guru! :)

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By Barkha Dhar on August 04, 2010 at 06:35 pm

Aw! thanks SZU that's so nice of you

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