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

 


8 Comments

Abhijit Ray · September 28, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Nice post. Exams are over all over India. We are waiting for report card. My daughter has gone back to phone and computer full time. She will write 10th board. There is no worry and no tomorrow.

    Anagha Yatin · September 28, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Hahaha… the moment the exams are over, children these days retreat to mobile, computer and net! Wishing your daughter a best of luck for a milestone year of her life.
    Thanks for visiting and supporting!

Poonam B (@beyondhorizon87) · September 28, 2018 at 9:13 pm

During school days I used to be eager to see the report card and especially the ‘rank’ I stood in the class. As years passed, it no longer fascinated me. I just learned that I ought to learn which would remain throughout my life and not just stored in those cards.

    Anagha Yatin · September 28, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    There is life beyond the ranks and its wrapped in learning! Thanks Poonam for visiting and sharing a valuable thought stemming from your own experience.

Sajid Akhter · September 29, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Hi Anagha,

Good post! Life is full of ups and downs. We have to go through so many exams on our way. Just keep moving forward and enjoy every bit of the journey.

Thanks for sharing, have a good day. 🙂

Ramya Abhinand · October 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Ah moments such as these,… exams, stress and and the after effects.. Ohew… But well thats life I guess and we face and embrace every bit of it.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · October 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Very nice write up on “Report Card”,different dimensions and intellectual interpretations.

johal Singh · October 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Your recently work was really good, and this is also amazing. I like it and I’ll share it with my friends soon. They are also our art group members so they will also love these things….
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