Term exams of my children are about to be over. They are happy on one count that there is a festival season ahead. With exams done and dusted, they can indulge in the festivities to the fullest. And another reason, which is quite surprising is that they await their progress report card! Now before you get a feeling that they are super scholars or brilliant Issac types, let me tell you that they belong to above average, one in the lot gang! We as parents, are absolutely okay with it.
So, what is that makes them wait for their report card? The generous, positive remark that their class teacher writes on the last page of their progress report card! How I wish I also had ‘kind’ teachers like the teacher’s of today!
This very thought was predominantly prevailing in my mind space as I awaited my report card! Never had the faintest of idea till that time that I would be ever associated with tests, results and report card, post my masters. But few things don’t seem to leave you. Sometimes they disappear from one’s radar only to give the pseudo sense of respite that its no more the part of life. They reappear slyly when one expects them the least.
Report card this time for me was nothing but regular medical check-up report. I was expecting a normal, above average report. This one, however had some red lines instead! Upon consulting the physician, learnt that there were some weak areas that needed attention. An analogy surfaced in my mind, making me smile at the red lines.
When the red marks appear in one’s report card, focus shifts to strengthening the weak area. Sometimes it translates to availing special coaching. My report card also demanded some special coaching, however of different sort. Under the guidance of my physician, I had to avail the coaching from few vitamins. Coaching does come at a price tag. However, there was one coaching that was for free! Coaching by our own star, Mr Sun. It’s free of cost. A few minutes of walk under the surveillance of Mr Sun was enough to enlighten the weakened “D vitamin” part of my report card, I was told.
Under the tutelage of Vitamins and Mr Sun, I’m sure to come out with flying colours. The next report card will definitely bear the testimony of it.
Life is a journey from birth certificate to begin with, to the parting one, the death certificate in end. In between there are a lot of report cards from different schools of life. The birth certificate reminds us that life is an opportunity to live and love it, to explore and grow with it. Till the time the last certificate arrives, lets live life to the fullest… because it only happens once.
If we do that, the report cards in between sure will have straight A’s!
This is my #Post2/ #Week4 for #MyFriendAlexa by Blogchatter. My previous posts so far…
#Post 1/#Week 1: Forlorn Notes #Post 2/ #Week2: Happy Surprise
#Post 1/#Week2: Bringing Up a Teen #Post 2/Week 2: See You soon
#Post 1/#Week3: Two Pairs of Mittens #Post 2/#Week3: Mirror Mirror On The Wall
#Post1/#Week4: Second Chance
Linking this post to #MondayMusings by Corinne Rodrigues of Everydaygyaan