A Happy Day in My Life
Life without its share of ups and downs would be very dull and boring. It is a natural phenomenon that with each sorrow comes joy and laughter. This is what exactly happened to me last Sunday. It was a miserable week for me. I had hurt my foot. My mother had fallen sick. And my class teacher had scolded me for arriving late in the class. I, therefore, was not looking forward to Sunday. Because I thought that there would be more ill news that day. However contrary to my expectations, last Sunday was perhaps the happiest that I had ever spent. On that day as I opened the newspaper, I saw that my father’s photograph was on the front page. Below it was printed the most memorable words- Ramesh Pratap Sharma is awarded the prestigious Padam Shree by the Government of India for his outstanding work in the field of Space Research. My happiness knew no bounds. But before I could break the news to my mother, the phone started ringing. From then on it was as if the flood gates of congratulatory messages had opened. People from far and near came and expressed their compliments to my father, who was perhaps the happiest man on earth that day. Indeed my sorrows looked petty in front of the tremendous joy of seeing my father so happy.