One day I visited with my family to one of my senior citizen friend of South India at his residence. He was staying with his family along with his daughter and her children. He welcomed us and was very happy as we were meeting after several years of our togetherness in services. He was staying in good locality in a big flat. His Mrs welcomed us with snacks and tea. We started talking on the table. Our old memorable instances as young and matured person during services. Then about the present time . We narrated every things openly to each other. As he started telling about his present life style, his face become gloomy. I noticed it and asked him politely. Firstly he hesitated to tell but later he narrated.
He has only one problem with his daughter and her children as they are not well mannered to maintain the house. There are Every things in the house, you can say surplus to requirements. But neither available in time nor maintained properly. He took me around his house and shown the computer table, washing machine, show case , all the places I found dirty full of dust and clothes spread on the double bed, books and writing materials were spread all over on the study table. Really it was looking very awkward. I smiled and reminded him our training centre life where we were taught to live with cleanliness and maintain it and arrange our belongings and surroundings. Those was a very tough and disciplined life. Being in defence it was the way of our life. So don’t be unhappy and impose the decepline at home. We are ripened fruits , why be unhappy with them . Play your last innings boldly and happily. Let them learn for their benefits, if not ignore them, don’t create unpleasant situation.
He was lookig me as he was not expecting this from me and just whispered are you the same senior man of our billet and discipline i/c of ETI? I looked at him and laughed, he was so happy to my advice that he still call me weekly and thanking me to change his sadness to happiness.
Jaihind jaibharat vendamatram.