STOP JUDGING, START ACCEPTING


As the mother cooked various lip-smacking dishes, sweat dripped from her forehead intermittently. But, she had no time to wipe it. Outside the kitchen, the drawing room was decked up with marigold flowers, rendering a beautiful look to their otherwise spartan place. The father was on the heels of their servant, ensuring that every speck of dust is cleared. Boxes of sweets were brought in with family members flitting around the house leading to utmost chaos and confusion.

Well! It was a red letter day for their daughter since a family was coming to see her with a marriage proposal. Slight nervousness could be seen on each of their faces. Everyone was meticulous enough to make everything look perfect since they had a fear of being judged!

So, an hour later, the guests arrived. From the threshold itself, their eyes began wandering to find some flaws. They all sat in the drawing room and the mother arranged delectable delicacies she had prepared on the table. While the guests had a broad smile on their faces, thousands of judgemental thoughts were spinning in their minds. 'Marigold flowers? How dull', 'So tasteless dishes', 'The house is so conjusted', ' and what not! 

Then, the daughter entered, wearing a simple saari and jewelry she could arrange from her salary holding a tray of tea cups in her hands. The boy's family examined her closely as if she was a showpiece they wanted to buy. Again, a flurry of thoughts crossed their minds. 

'She is dark. Not suitable for us', 'The tea is sugarless. She is not a great cook', 'No heavy jewelry. They are so poor' and upon knowing that she was not well-versed with the english language the girl was labelled as uneducated. Obviously she was rejected, leaving her parents shattered.

The newspaper of the following day was filled with the daughter's photos. Defying the judgements the society implicated on her, she had become an IAS officer. 

Looks certainly are deceptive! 😊

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