I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I think Mindy Kaling said it best when she wrote “…I guess I’m just one of those weird kids who likes their parents too much.” Except for today, I need to expand the quote to say that I’m a kid that likes my family too much. Today, is a very special day. Today, I get to celebrate the birthdays of the two most amazing and inspiring (did I mention, talent) women in my life- my aunt Ranu Pishi and my mom. I know I’m biased, but both of these women are the most inspiring role models a person could have.
Ranu Pishi. You are the true definition of selflessness. Every time I see you, you go above and beyond to make sure everyone around you is comfortable. Whether that means chasing down the grey haired ladies to get the perfect Lapin recipe or staying up late, after a full day of work, to hang out and make time for your niece. You manage to entertain a barrage of never-ending guests and without requesting anything for yourself. I’ve watched you countless times from age 0 till now, selflessly helping those around you. I’m SO lucky to have you in my life.
Mom, I know I’m biased, but you are truly one of the most incredible, talented, stylish, innovative, endlessly giving, super humans that I know in my life. You inspire me every day and have taught me that no person operates independently in this life. You have created (and sustained) such an incredible network of both men and women for me to look up to. Thank you for being the constant source of inspiration- from encouraging me to dive deep into life, even when I cause you get distress (ahem, Bangkok and Spain).
I’m very happy that you are celebrating together. I’m sending the biggest hugs possible.