Monday, March 19, 2012
There are so many people who come into our lives and pass by after leaving a positive mark on it but there are many who inspire us to a large extent just by their virtual presence.Lol a few years back I used to laugh at people who used to mail in Auntie agni's column in Dawn newspaper that we have fallen in love with this xyz girl or guy just because of their profile picture, until and unless this happened with me. I never met her, never ever talked to her, but still through her virtual presence she became my mentor and made me learn so many lessons of life, most importantly the one to remain optimistic in every crazy situation that comes your way and gear up the courage to say to life that bring it on, then watch me!!. I had started reading her blog during the shittiest days of my life , when everything was going wrong and I was becoming totally negative towards my life. I had experienced so many losses regarding my so called loved ones.Yes I am talking about our friend, inspirer and lovable by everyone Umme Kulsoom ( Kulsoom Baji :) ). She changed my views towards life through her smile and amazing write ups.
I got the honor to read her blog through a friend's profile and then started reading it regularly. Soul of life reflected her passion, energy, optimism and how we can smilingly and courageously she makes every situation so perfect. Sometimes the conditions are not in our control but its always upon us to chose to move on or keep mourning over the crap that life offers us.Every time I would get low I used to read Soul of life and a strange kind of positivity and enthusiasm would race into my heart.She made me learn not ever to complain from our creator and keep thanking HIM for every single blessing he has bestowed us upon with.Throughout ,her blog's each and every word has been so comforting and consoling.Lol the funny part was that the person behind this awesome blog was oblivious of the fact that how much I have been secretly admiring her.Though she was provided with the trailers by Abdullah and Fatima, whom I had recently told in the university that how much I adore her and how amazing she is lol.Abdullah said that I should meet her and since then I used to torture him in almost every text and every time when we would meet that tell Kulsoom Baji I miss her and all :P. But then I couldn't bear the excitement emerging in my heart to meet her so i contacted her if she could meet me and she replied in affirmative :)
In the beginning I was totally nervous but the moment she came by to Hardees all the nervousness automatically vanished away.A totally unpretentious person unlike other celebrities, she owes such a refreshing face and super cute smile. Her whole persona is so so inspiring and the best part of it is that she is an ultimate down to earth, pure hearted, fragile and a really active person from the inside.I spoke my heart out and unburdened it and she also shared her life experiences. We laughed , we hugged each other and gave Hi5, there was total cheerfulness in the air Haha.The whole conversation part went so wonderful. Its so good to reminisce about the whole scenario of the meetup here. Oh and I baked her brownies too and later on when she told me that they turned out to be good I was like yayy!! Haha :). We really missed Abdullah and Fatima there. I felt bad that for there absence , sadly the plan was arranged all of a sudden and I couldn't inform them in time.Lol the working staff there was gazing at us with a smile, may be because of the fact that we were laughing out so loudly, but thats okay.. Haha its good to be crazy sometimes .Later after enjoying that chit chat session that I am surely gonna cherish my whole life and also enjoying our scrumptious meal we hugged each other and departed from the restaurant.I sat on the rickshaw, took a last glance of her innocent face and then we both waved Goodbye to each other.
Thank you would be a very very small word if I use here.Despite of her hell busy schedule she managed to take out time for me and came all the way from Tariq Road.You have no idea Kulsoom Baji how HUGE this is for me and how much special that has made me feel. I want to confess one more thing here that after meeting You, Abdullah. Fatima Baakh, Bilal and entire KTBT blog team I feel like ALLAH has listened to my silent prayer.There was a time when I used to wish that I get surrounded by atleast a few positive people who won't pass silly and senseless judgmental comments just to obscure their own flaws. Haha and Almighty Allah blessed me with so many. People like you all are like angels who are so compassionate and keep spreading the unconditional love amongst everybody.. Thank you loads for all the appreciation and love. I LOVE you Kulsoom Baji and the entire Karachi Tips family.. May you all keep influencing more people and leave a positive impact on their lives, stay blessed always! :)