Rosy Smiles!

Life is meant to live in the moments! Little incidents in our busy daily lives sometimes bring in a massive impact and our priorities start shuffling from their respectives places. a short episode happened near my house which made me change my thoughts massively.

I have a narrow strip of garden in front of my house in UK. Amongst the few ornamental plants, there is a pink rose plant growing right in front of my bedroom window. During summer this plant miraculously turns beautiful with delicate pink roses playing hide and seek in between the soft green leaves. Being a plant lover, I cherish this cute friend of mine and try to keep away the weeds and plastic bits from the plant’s area. By the way, this plant is easily accessible to passers by as the house faces the busy high street. My love and reverence to this plant is so much that I stricty forbid myself from plucking even a single rose to decorate the Gods. On a Friday evening around 5pm or so, I was watching outside my window, enjoying the fully bloomed rose along with couple of tiny buds. They gave me immense joy and I was planning to plant another rose shrub of the same colour.

A mother and her little daughter enjoying her lollypop were walking in front of my house. The girl simply put her hand inside the iron grills and plucked a rose bud. I was shocked at the turn of the events and almost sprang to my feet to go out and teach the little girl a lesson. But, what happened in the next few mins changed my ways of thinking.

The girl’s mother started talking in a serious way with the little one and by the expressions, I could make out that she was trying to teach her daughter not to pluck flowers before asking the owner’s permission. The little girl’s face drooped down for few mins, but in the next minute she asked her mother for something and I saw the mother giving her 2 chocolates. The little girl kept those chocolates in the inner part of the compound wall with a brilliant smile as if she had found a solution for a big problem. She then looked around probably waiting to spot someone in the house. The window glass being tinted in quality, did not allow her to see inside. They calmly went away. I was smiling with joy even when my pretty rose was harshly plucked by the girl! I went out and collected the chocolates she had left as her token of apologies. Children grow up following the footsteps of their parents. It was nice to see the girl’s mother made her understand the mistake. But, what was thrilling to note is the fact that the child came up with her own sweet little way of saying sorry! πŸ™‚

This little incident inspired me to stop holding onto things, instead I look for positive side of every happenings. Let go is a wonderful magic which keeps the mind calm in today’s materialistic world!

I received this tag from Anamika at The Besepctacled Mother and it’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Shalini at Shalzmojo. There are 47 of us on this Blog Hop posting our stories and thoughts over 3 days – 2, 3, 4 August. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! Join the fun club for the second edition of #WordsMatter.


39 thoughts on “Rosy Smiles!

  1. Aw! That was one really wonderful story that warmed my heart. You are right about how quick we are to jump to conclusions and it is really heartening to know that there are parents who do teach their children to be concerned about others.


    1. Thank you Unishta. I read your post describing the Mumbai lifestyle. I must admit Mumbai is one city I have never visited so far and is on my list. Your post made me feel as if I was watching the scenes right from your window.


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  3. The incident you have shared is heart touching. My heart blesses the mother of that little girl who taught her girl the lesson of not plucking flowers unasked from others’ gardens and more for the girl who acted with such wisdom. How lovely is this!
    Oh, I didn’t know you are based in the UK as well. Which part of the country do you live in, if I may ask?


  4. This is such a heartwarming post. I loved the little girl’s innocence. This kind of kids gives me hope about the future. I feel confident that our future is going to be in safe hands. Thanks for sharing this story.


    1. Hey Trina. Thanks for stopping by. Indeed, all though we live in this materialistic world, I strongly believe there are many good people who still trust in righteousness. I remember the famous dialogue from the movie Cinderalla – Have courage and be kind! it is very powerful words in my opinion and tough to follow. But try we must all.. πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Suzy. Thanks for stopping by to read my post. Bringing up children is a big job indeed but teaching them to walk on the right path is a mammoth task. Staying connected with right people like this and sharing and reading such small incidents helps us.


  5. Obsessivemom

    That’s a beautiful story. I would have felt exactly as you did – really angry and then quickly pacified. The girl was fortunate to have a sensible mom.


    1. Hi Corinne, Thanks for coming up with this blog hop idea. Felt good to read the blogs all connected with the view outside the window. Looking forward to the next series. πŸ™‚


  6. How happy I am to see such a great bit of parenting; I am not very impressed with the way todays generation handles their children. So this is very refreshing to see and read about Anju – thanks for sharing it

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    1. Hi Jyothi. Yes, indeed. To bring up children into truly humans is a wonderful responsibility. No amount of education or richness can get this right. Many parents from a small villages teach their kids much more values than the urban educated lot. Thanks for reading my post.

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  7. Rajlakshmi

    That was such a sweet gesture by the kid, especially since she realized that she made a mistake. But even more praiseworthy is the mom’s parenting. Thank you for sharing this wonderful anecdote.

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  8. What a lovely story! It brought a smile. You are right that these values only parents can teach kids and good that the girl found her own innocent way to apologize.
    Thanks for joining #WordsMatter and sharing this sweet story from your life.

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