Yesterday I wrote down the story of how my parents got married and I said that this was how the base for my existence was laid. Of course not only I but also my sister and my younger brother only could come to this world because our grandfathers decided to marry our parents. And on this day, exactly 31 years ago, also my youngest brother Yashendu saw the light of the day for the first time.
I was already nine years old when my parents told me and my siblings that we would have another younger brother or sister soon. I remember the 7th August 1980 clearly. We all had dinner together which my mother had cooked. When everybody was done eating she got up and said that we would now go to hospital. We got excited, ordered a Rickshaw and went to hospital. I remember waiting there until I got to know that I had another brother.
We all were very happy and are still to have him. I am very proud of my family and happy that we have such a close relation to each other. People here sometimes wonder about the big love and relation in between us brothers, maybe because our relation is much closer than it is normal here. Sometimes I have the feeling that they are not able to understand this love and closeness because they don’t have it in their lives. I feel just very lucky to have Purnendu and Yashendu as well as my wife Ramona. Sharing has a big part in this closeness and people here sometimes seem to think that when they share, it gets less, so they don’t. They hesitate to share whatever they have with others. But sharing brings you so much! Sadness decreases when you share it with your friends and happiness, on the contrary, increases and grows when you share it with those who love you. So don’t be shy to show a little gesture if you think it will make someone happy.
We are very happy these days and not shy to share our happiness with our friends. When we share happiness with them, it makes them happy and seeing them happy makes our happiness even bigger. I get up in the morning with the thought how beautiful the world is. I want to share my happiness, our happiness, with you so that you can take part, too! I never miss a chance to celebrate, have fun, enjoy and be happy. There are so many reasons to be happy!
Now we are enjoying our time with friends here in Germany in a very happy time. Yesterday, on the international friendship day, we already had a birthday dinner in Hamburg to start the celebration. We really feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends, not only here but all over the world. Yashendu already received so many birthday wishes and is happy about each of them. If you want, you can join and add your wishes in a comment on this page.