When You Love.....

Mia couldn't help smiling at herself as she served Manas his dinner. Her mind went back to her university days....

A v vocal feminist those days(not that she's changed much), Mia found it v hypocritical that her mom - a strong feminist herself who gave long sermons on gender equality through the day  -  always put her dad's needs-wishes before hers! Right from making morning tea just the way he liked to laying out his office wear to serving him hot phulkas straight from the stove! Her mom's indulgent smile every time she threw a tantrum over this only infuriated her more.....

Today two years into her marriage, she realised what her mom has always been telling her "When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve."

WT
This post is written for Hemingway this Wednesday at Write Tribe
  I chose the quote “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”   (A Farewell to Arms

PS: As a friend mentioned - "The difference is when someone thinks he / she is entitled to something and when things are done out of love"
 

14 comments:

  1. It is said love is not just taking but giving and sharing. A very sweet example to to the prompt.

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  2. So true. Love this quote and your story woven around it! :)

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  3. Anything in love.. the gain and bane of this one emotion ;)

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  4. Hmmm :) Love is deeper than what we see on surface. Nice one!

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  5. Firstly you have chosen a great quote. And secondly a lot many of us Mias realise such things later in life...

    Richa

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  6. Anything for love :) and no feminism can compete that

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  7. Awww...That quote is so true. Everthing is fair in love. Beautiful story. :-)

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  8. That was so lovely and yes a realization that dawns much later...when we are in the same shoes n it's such a lovely feeling no? :)

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  9. It made me recall my grandmom who was telling us with great pride how she helped my grandfather put on his shoes. My 'American' cousin said, 'That's not love, that's slavery' and my grandmother just smiled. :)

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  10. Guess the difference is when someone thinks he / she is entitled to something and when things are done out of love :)

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  11. It is a matter of choice :) If she chooses to serve him things he likes on her own accord/likes for him instead of being forced/expected to.. then it is entirely a different matter.

    Why use v for very, though?

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  12. So very true. One of those things we don't know until we do.

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