Today I found it hard to pick that one thing I was grateful for, that I would like to write about. I spent the day among friends and family with abundance of love and food. As I reflect on my day, I am thankful for a number of things.
I came home and "Bigg Boss" an Indian reality TV show was on. The participants were having fun and singing hindi songs, when one girl paused and so soulfully sang a classic Punjabi song. Everyone was dumbstruck and awe-inspired by the punjabi tone, words and depth in poetry. Thats when it made me realize how fortunate I am to understand and speak this beautiful language. The Punjabi language seems to have such depth and soul to its words, that in my opinion, no other language besides Urdu can come close when it comes to its linguistic strength and depth.
A lot of young people don't understand and value the beauty of our mother language, and its very unfortunate that they will never understand the sentiments and emotions behind it. I am so grateful for being able to understand and feel the deeper meanings in Punjabi. It is such a beautiful language and am thankful to my parents for taking us to India, so that we can connect with our roots and make Punjabi our mother language.