Friends are special guardian angels that God made to walk the path of life with us. They are with us through thick and thin. They laugh with us in our joy and are there to lend a shoulder for us to cry on when we are sad. They make certain situations tolerable and certain moments all the more beautiful just by being there. And, we almost always forget to say a little ‘thank you’ to these people. So, on this friendship day, here’s my note of thanks to those special people called friends who have been there in my life and have helped me survive! 🙂
My mom – One of my bestest of friends, with whom I can share anything. She has been there with me through trying situations and in my achievements. Thanks a lot mom, for the wonderful relationship that we share!
Family – A special note of thanks to Shuba Chitti, Priya Bhabhi and Vidhya Bhabhi for being great friends. Thanks a lot for all that you’ve done for me! 🙂 Also, thanks to all my arunda vaalu cousins! 🙂
School day friends – I have lost touch with most of these guys, except for Rushvi, Kunjan, Dolly and Honey.
Rushvi is my friend since kindergarten, who is soon getting married. We have shared some fun moments together and made our moms wild! 🙂
Kunjan, Dolly, and Honey, I met when I was in high school and we grew to be great friends. Though I am not much in contact with Kunjan and Dolly now, I can never forget the beautiful times we shared in school. Weren’t we quite a foursome in school? 🙂
As for Honey, she requires a special note of thanks here. Thanks dear, for all the times you dropped in just to cheer me up. Thanks for all the support and love you have given over the years. Thanks for all the times you were there for me just within reach of a message or a phone call when I needed you. It has been 10 years, can you believe it? 🙂 Ya, ya, I know you’ll get mad that I’ve mentioned your original name here and not your new name Srushti here. You know I’ll never call you that, don’t you, HONEY? 🙂
College friends (grad and postgrad) – Well, I’m not in touch with any of these guys now, but I still remember the great days we had together. These friends made sure that even boring lectures were fun! 🙂
Apartment friends – The only person I can mention here is Neha, who lives in the samd apartment as me. We have known each other for almost 20 years now. We know each other in and out. We started out as playmates and then grew to become the closest of friends. There have been days when we’ve practically lived together, terrorising our moms! 🙂 She has been a great support and source of confidence in my bad times. Thanks for being there, dear!
Office friends (Past and present) – Dear colleagues Khushi, Annu, Shefali, Indu, Uttara and Shyama, thanks for being there! 🙂 You guys made those boring medical files worth listening to. Thanks a lot for the great times we had! We had a great team of ladies! 🙂
Well, that was about my past job. In my current job, I would specially like to thank Manmeet and Shilpi. Thanks for being there with me through some trying situations. (You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?) Thanks for those daily dosages of IMs, mails and messages that make work life bearable. Thanks for reading and commenting on the inane blatherings that I put up on my blog. And most of all, thanks for acting as doctors and taking care of me! How can I ever forget the way you reminded me to take my medicines, the glasses of glucose that you brought for me and the bandages you helped me tie when I sprained my arm?
I would also like to mention the names of Pooja and Silviya, who used to work with me.
Blog buddies – Thanks to all you blog buddies who take the time to read my scribblings and comment. You guys keep me going. A special note of thanks to Niths and Sharan, who have been the siblings I never had. Thanks guys! 🙂
Thanks all of you for being a part of my life! 🙂