It doesn’t matter how beautiful you look, what matters is ‘how beautiful is the cause!’
This statement was made by my friend Rushi when I asked him – ‘Would short hair suit me or would I look less beautiful without my long hair?’
This conversation started because I have been thinking for some time to donate my hair for cancer patients. While I was unsure of parting with my long hair that I love, my mom’s comment that this is an absurd thought did not help either. Rushi’s reply seemed to solve my dilemma to a great extent. But, what was the reason of donating my prized possession to someone whom I don’t even know?
Was it that I just wanted to satisfy my ego of being the donor to someone? The feeling of being in a superior place of providing benefit to someone else who is deprived of what I own? Perhaps somewhere this may form a minute part of the whole act. But the ultimate objective of the act is different.
I was introduced to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses by my College Teacher Prof. Jivita Gujar. She mentored me in so many ways to face the struggles of life. Prof Gujar was instrumental in my career and was the one who introduced me to my PhD Guide Dr. Bharati Dole. She too has been a great role model for me. One day, Prof Gujar called me to share that she had cancer. Those days, cancer was something which was quite uncommon to be heard of. My first thoughts were – ‘How is it possible? Aisa Kise ho sakta hai Ma’am ko?’ She tried to pacify me by telling that few sessions of chemotherapy would be required and maybe that will help. I was so oblivious those days that I could not understand what chemotherapy does to a human body. I could not even notice that when I met her after the news. She had a scarf on her head, saying that the treatment has resulted in hair-fall and hence the scarf for few days. Shortly thereafter, the large hearted lady left us for the heavenly abode. Yes, it was quite devastating state of mind with your loved ones leaving you. With time I learnt to ‘let go’ of people and things since everything has a limited time span in your life and this world.
This thought of donating my hair once again reiterated the learning of ‘LET GO’. Let go of your prized possession – something that is a part of your persona and life, something that is close to your heart and soul. Let someone who lost their hair in the chemotherapy process look beautiful with my tresses. Hopefully it brings a smile to that person in such a difficult phase. Let them become an ornament to someone who is going through a traumatic experience. Believe me, it will bring us some peace, satisfaction and happiness too.
Its more than 14 years now and I wish to this very moment that my teacher should have been alive and see me grow through all these years. I am grateful to the Almighty for everything that has been bestowed on me in the form of good health, love of my family, friends and students.
Let’s celebrate and cherish Life with all vigour and enthusiasm since Life is short for all happy moments. Let’s take inspiration from the countless people going through serious illnesses or other difficulties in life. Let’s be considerate to some who may not be as fortunate as others. Let’s make a small gesture to bring positivity in us and the world. There are so many different ways to contribute, share and help others. Let’s forgive and forget. LET GO of the negativity in us. Let’s look to the future in 2020.
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No words to express. For a beautiful thought process. This is inspiration for coming generation. Good going. God bless
Thank you Ashishji for your support in this initiative. 3 cheers for Jazz Up too 🙂
You are really grest di. No words. I am speechless.
Thank you Dear 🙂 Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
It’s an inspiration for upcoming generation ….your good thoughts r really appreciating n will help us also in future
Thank you Rakhi. You are a very kind person 🙂
Thank You Atul 🙂
Nothing expresses words of appreciation and Gratitude.There is never anything random about your act of kindness…
Luv u di…😘😘😘
Thank you Tina. You have always been a lovely sister 🙂
Beautiful di.. really no words.
Thank you Ramya for your kind words 🙂
It has been a privilige knowing you Dr. Meena Goyal since school days …and you have been a great inspiration all along …this is yet another example of a novel and selfless deed for a very noble cause ..true respect to you for leading by example.
Thank you for your kind words Sandeep 🙂 I am privileged to have friends like you around me
What a wonderful and exemplary act!! You have not only uplifted the cause but hearts of many to come forward and play their role selflessly. Many kudos to you!!!
Thank you Imtiyaz Sir for your kind words 🙂
Your words were really inspiring and Offcourse it contained a great thought.. I
Thank you Pooja 🙂
Beautiful and no words to Express. Many more will be impress …good work…wishes are always with you
Thank you for your kind words Sonar Sir 🙂
Excellent thoughts. Your inspiration. Well done.
Thank you Kanchan 🙂
What an inspiring act for a noble cause.. Well done mam and very well written article 👏👏👍👍
Thank you Megha Mam 🙂
This is inspiring…God bless us all n may guide us to contribute our bit in the process..!!!
Thank you Tausif Sir 🙂
You are a kind and beautiful person in every way. Loved your blog. Keep writing🤗
Thank you Aanjali for your kind words :-*
I am glad that I got to know you Meena. The entire blog has inspired me. Please do keep writing and posting.
Thank you for your kind words Saral 🙂