Meet our beloved senior Mrs. Ratna Banerjee, 81-years old. She lives in Kolkata with her 86-year old husband, Mr. Alak Banerjee. AllForSRS asked her to share her life journey.
In her own words…….
Life is a journey from birth to death. All along this journey we want to be happy and live in peace. But happiness is not an external object which anyone can give us. It is an internal matter which depends on our attitude and nature. My in-laws are no more and our daughters are happily married and living with their husbands and children. We are both now enjoying our silver innings.
With age, our physical appearance and strength has automatically changed, but we remain young at heart. I love music, so I switch on my small music system in the morning, listening to my old favorite songs while preparing breakfast. These songs take me back to my golden College days and their sweet memories. My daughters and grandchildren are far away from us and we do miss them, but once I open my WhatsApp and see the sweet videos of our grandchildren, the distance vanishes. We feel we are with them enjoying those moments.
With age, we have learnt two things. One is Perseverance and the other is Hope. Hope gives us the assurance that with time the situation will change and we will reach our goal.
And finally, for me personally Prayer is the greatest source of strength. I have a strong conviction that some great power is constantly watching me and if I am always on the right path, no harm can come to me. This thought always gives me protection in dire situations.
My earnest wish is to reach my destination of this life journey satisfied and in peace.