My Manjhi Story – 9

All these years of my life, a lot of people have been my ‘manjhi’, who came in outof nowhere, guided and left. It’s hard to keep a count of it afterall ‘I am a part of all that I have met’. There were too many people on the boat stirring, but I found the one who actually was the one and it took me 22 years to realize it. That’s my mom and she’s my ‘manjhi’. 

She was silent all along, guiding the way for me while I was busy dealing with others. Deep down she was always the one. I don’t know if she knows this but she’s the most bravest and kindest person I’ve ever known. She has been the backbone of my family and still is.

I’m so grateful to have her. I don’t think she knows that she’s inspiring me with every single action of her, be it right or wrong. She showed me the world, she gave me the freedom to explore my life. 

She survived in this world without her mother’s presence and I never know if I could do the same bold moves in her place. She’s the one who guided and aided my inner transformation.

РNeela Dharshini