Happiness and Brother
Life is full of happy days and sad days, the latter being more common in life. A happy day is that day when everything seems to go well with life and loved ones, though these happy days are also different from each other due to the degree of happiness they impart. The happiest day of my life is the day when my elder brother graduated from the IIT, Delhi. One would wonder why and how should that event make me so very happy, that, I earmark it as the happiest day of my life. Yes, I call this day as the happiest day of my life up to now as, that day gave me a lot physically, mentally, and even financially.
My elder brother is ten years senior to me and, I was still in the Seventh Standard last year when my brother passed out of the IIT, Delhi, completing his graduation in Engineering. His result was announced in May. It was the 17th of May I remember, as, it was also the first day of my summer vacations. I was all set and relaxed for the long summer vacation when this happiest day came. My brother came home at about 11 am and informed Mummy about his result. The news was hardly breathed out to Mummy that, the house forthwith reverberated with sounds and feelings of happiness.
Mummy at once gave a ring to Daddy in his office giving him the news and, lo and behold believe me the telephone bell rang, rang and rang, all full of congratulations for us. I had never, yes, never seen such enthusiasm in our home, and so many good wishes and congratulations pouring in. I felt that the whole house and I were at once placed on a high pedestal, and as if we were all on top of the world. It appeared to me as if the whole world or at least the entire society was in search of my brother. Within an hour or two, there was as if a stream of relatives and friends pouring in to wish us- my parents and my brother.
For the first time, I now learnt that there was so much enthusiasm in our family circle, and, all this because for the last three generations, the family had not produced a single engineer, and my brother was the first, even in our own generation. A family of businessmen was all too glad to see an engineer in the family and that was the net cause of the entire furor in the house. Oh! What a sight it was when my uncles, both paternal and maternal and cousins came and just lifted my brother in their arms as if he was a child. They cajoled him and blessed him.
I had really never seen so much joy compressed into one single day. This day was so full of happiness, friends, relatives, and a continuous tune of congratulations on and on. Oh! What a lot of fun and happiness dropped as manna on this single day from the God Almighty. One would wonder why I call it the happiest day of my life. This I so because, for one, I never before saw so much joy and happiness in the family as I saw on that day. Besides this, the hope that now, my brother could hope to get a good job, and step into a fine career, gave me also some sort of a moral boost and an inspiration.
On that day, I vowed to myself that, now I would always work seriously towards my goal of a satisfactory settlement in life. I started thinking that, if I would work hard, and get success like my brother; I would also give so much happiness to my parents and other family members. It was this day that gave me the befitting encouragement to become an achiever. I now became prepared to do any amount of hard work to be successful – Spiritually, I was elated, and started feeling in high spirits realizing that, I could also achieve and make the family proud of me.
As for my financial gain, that day, my brother gave me Rs. 500/- as a gift from his own respects, that day was the happiest day of my life up to now. I now only pray to God that such happy days come I more often and give more happiness to all. It is such days I that give happiness and progress both in one stroke. That memorable day will always remain in my mind, no matter how many happy and even happier days I get to see later in life. This day will always be a unique day for me as; this was the first day in my life when I saw so much pleasure in one go.