Manjari Shukla

Walking down the memory lane…………..

I am dead. By God’s grace my good deeds brought me in Paradise, its simply beautiful. God asked me what I want now? I said can I have a glance of my life from childhood to death? He agreed & handed me the Book of My Life. I opened the book & started turning the pages. Walking down the memory lane through this book, I came to Chapter-1- Childhood. While I was going through it, I found someone standing, when I asked who he was, he turned to me & said, I’m your childhood. I said what he feels about me? He replied, you were a sweet & innocent child, close to everyone. By God’s blessings you got the most loving parents, they took care of you & made you a good human being; you reciprocated their love in a nice way. I am happy by your conduct& I give you permission to move ahead.

I moved to the next chapter, it was Adolescence. Here too, I met someone. On asking who he was, he replied “I am Adolescence, that phase of a person’s life in which he/she dwindles. Sometimes he/she is treated like a child & sometimes as a grown-up. ” I asked him the same question, what it felt about me, when I was passing through him? He said, like others you also dwindled between many things but since God gave you the best parents & choicest friends, you never went to wrong path, you never did wrong to anybody. You were naughty & mischievous but everyone loved you because you were true at heart & pure in soul. I am satisfied by your conduct & grant you permission to move ahead.

The next chapter of my life was Youth. When I reached to this chapter, I found Youth waiting to talk to me. He understood what I wanted to know from him& said, you were a nice person, innocent, loving, helpful & kind, but at times your words unintentionally hurt some people. Since your upbringing was good, so every time when you found yourself guilty you apologized, your right conduct always impressed people & you were forgiven. You were intelligent & that’s why you fulfilled your dreams & became successful. Later you got married& became a loving wife & responsible & caring mother. I am contented by your behaviour & now you can have a glance of the last chapter of your life.

I came to the last chapter of the book, i.e. Old Age. When I turned the page, I found a shriveled person. I understood, he was old age, I asked him what it felt about me? He gave me an innocent smile & said, you lived up to everyone’s expectations. You maintained your innocence & honesty throughout your life & that’s why God gave you an opportunity to turn the pages of your life once again. I am very happy with you. The book ended, I handed the book to God. God said, he gives qualities to his every child & those who keep that quality from birth till death, he gives them an opportunity to glance at Book of their life after death, if they wish. He said, since you maintained the innocence & honesty, I gave you a chance to once again walk don the memory lane. I thanked God for everything & he embraced me lovingly.



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3 Responses
  1. Tickled pink Says:

    wow manjari. it is incredibly amazing.just what I wanted from you.tooooo good.loved it from the beginning till the end.

  2. Hi Manjari:)


    Very creative writing. You have put in a lot of thought to write this beautiful post. Amazing!

    I agree you have loving caring parents. I agree with your childhood and adolescence and a small portion of youth but the rest is all your imagination. I doubt real life is like that at all.

    When we are children we have divine spark in us. As we grow older mother earth provides too much temptation which we can’t resist and therefore we do many things which we are not supposed to do for our sensual and physical gratification.

    There are not many people who can honestly say that they have not done anything wrong. Even Mahatma Gandhi in his book MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH admits that he did many wrong things to experiment.

    However, I wish you all the best to have a beautiful life as you have imagined and written with so much confidence and foresight.

    I hasten to add my life has not been the way you have written. Perhaps I chose the wrong path and surely God will not show me the BOOK OF LIFE.

    Have a bright and beautiful day Manjari:)

  3. vyshu Says:

    Hey Manjari ..:)

    Sensible creativity ..You depicted every phase of life in a lovely way ..:)..I glued here till end .

    No words to explain now...:)...

    Keep inspiring us :)..

    Wish you loads of happiness and Love from all..
    Luv ,