The Bespectacled Mother

My word for the year 2015…..

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When Dhruv was less than 1 year old, he (just like any other baby) frequently fell sick. I used to stress out a lot because I was not able to tend to him as I could not take frequent leaves from my work place. With his every bout of sickness I imagined like it was the end of the world and this used to push me into the vicious circle of negativity. Some part of this negativity was also injected into my nervous system courtesy the grown up women in my house who were somehow always inclined to see the danger and the fearful part in every aspect. I, now, wonder whether fear, negativity, ignorance are all the patented domain of the women.

3 and a half years down the line Dhruv has turned out to be perfectly fine.

Looking back, I realise one thing that could have saved a lot of my energy and my job (which I gave up owing to the high stress though I have never repented that decision anyday) would have been positivity. Positivity could have helped me in visualising light at the end of the dark tunnel, cliched as it may sound. Though it is never too late. Life will continue to throw new challenges, the people around me will continue to pose negative behaviour still what will be important for me will be to hold a positive demeanour internally.

The next time I find Dhruv refusing to have his veggies or milk, I shall remind myself – ‘Be Positive’. There will not be any serious health concerns for him and if I maintain peaceful and consistent efforts he will someday start eating healthy. He will turn out fine.

The next time I find Dhruv hesitant and struggling to speak English as it is not our 1st language, I shall remind myself ‘Be Positive’. His present handicap in English is not going to hold him back in life. He is just 3 and a half and he has a long way to go. He will turn out fine.

The next time I find Dhruv’s teacher raising a concern about his pencil grip and his inability to write and draw, I shall remind myself ‘Be Positive’. He is just taking his own time. He will turn out fine.

The next time I find Dhruv being scared of the high slide, the witch sitting outside our bedroom’s window, the late night spooky sounds our neighbours make etc, I shall remind myself ‘Be Positive’. He is developing emotions and he just needs my comforting. He will not remain scared for a lifetime. He will turn out fine.

My word for the year 2015 is ‘Positive’.

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Will you share with me what is that one word which will guide you sail through 2015?

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14 thoughts on “My word for the year 2015…..

  1. Great word for the year! My word is ‘transformation’ and I hope to live up to it! 😉 ❤

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    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      Transformation is an even better word. I would love to know your thought process behind choosing your word of the year. Looking forward to read your post about it.

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      • That’s a good question and I’m not sure I remember, other than words come to me intuitively a lot. I got another word yesterday and wondered if that should replace ‘transformation’ – is that doubt or fear? Perhaps as I think I have a lot to live up to this year! 😉 ❤

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  2. I feel just the same. My son is all of 8 months but I can totally understand how you must have felt when Dhruv was all of 1. Negativity is so instilled in our thought process. Guess it comes so naturally to a mother. Infact, we have excelled in this skill and it amazes me HOW WELL?!? There are days when we are so bogged down with the thought of how the day will turn out (especially post a sneeze or a bout of crankiness being thrown around by our LOs). The entire day goes wasted counting the sneezes. Life comes to an end. Your post is a great reminder that at the end it will turn out fine..things will turn out fine..our kids will turn out fine!

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    • the bespectacled mother on said:

      So true Vaishali. Steering our thought process to the thought that things will eventually turn out fine will save so much of our energy. There will be a lot of battles coming our way with respect to our LOs and pausing and taking a deep breath will help a lot.

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  3. That’s a very good choice of word, Anamika. Positivity is needed throughout. All the best for a positive filled year. 🙂

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  4. This is an excellent word for the year – great choice! I wish you a positive 2015!

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  5. I think that sums it all up….They say being positive can get us anything we want…I am figuring out how and this journey is fantastic…

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  7. Reblogged this on the bespectacled mother and commented:

    Come January and the blogging world goes live with the Word of the year posts. For 2018, my word is going to be ‘Organize’. I am quite an unorganised person and with 2018, I hope to make a difference in this regard. I am going to get better at organizing with my blog by maintaining a blog calendar and scheduling posts in advance. I will make efforts to stay organized in general too, with respect to the chores and the other daily stuff of life.
    For today’s #ThrowbackThursday post, I am reposting my ‘Word of the Year 2015’ from January 2015. The word was ‘Positive’. It was the time when I began regaining control over my mind.

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  8. Anamika,
    This is a good reminder post. My word for the year will be – laugh. Laugh at everything and anything. Smile at unknown people even if they frown in return or look at you as though you were crazy.
    Glad Dhruv is doing well.
    Susie

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