The other day, I was reading something written by Agatha Christi & came across this beautiful quote from her, where She writes, “One of the Luckiest things that can happen to you in life, is to have a happy childhood & a loving home‘.
Isn’t that so true?
I cannot stress enough on the importance of a good Home. It is not only the place where you are born, but also a place where you become yourself.
I am one of those lucky people who have had a happy childhood & had a loving home.I have the fondest memories from my childhood. Growing up, we were nine people living under the same roof. It was my grandparents, me, my parents, my dads older brother, his wife & their two daughters.
There was always laughter in the house. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Festivals were celebrated happily with great enthusiasm together! There were always relatives, cousins, family friends visiting. It felt like a circus then but now when I reminisce, they have become my most fondest memories.
My parents were both working , tried their best to give me everything that I needed. I was always well looked after & very very Loved. The greatest gift I got from them was their complete attention when they were with me & the way they always had time for me.
Today, as a grown up, I don’t really remember the materialistic things I had growing up. But I remember every happy memory spent in the company of my family. The drives my dad used to take me on, when he taught me how to ride a cycle, when we got a fish tank or when we got a dog! I remember my mom taking me out for walks, getting drenched in the rain, playing Shopkeeper game with her! I remember mu Uncle buying us Coca Cola the first time it was introduced in India & our trips to a Family friends farm house. I remember the fights & loving times with my cousins! That is what I remember.
A happy & loved child will be a secure adult when he grows up.
Love is the greatest gift of all, especially the one that parents give their children, because it is the only form of love that is unconditional.
If there is one thing I know, it is, ‘A happy childhood lasts forever’.