April 9th, 2015: Remembering Anuj's on His Birthday
Quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur
Kindness is tenderness.
Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...
Kindness is good will.
Kindness says, "I want you to be happy".
Kindness was a trait inherent in Anuj's everyday life.
There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past
The branches tender promises
That souls endure and last.
It's a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.
Some people come into our lives and leave too soon. Who even in their short time leave a footprints on our hearts. They become an inspiration not just for us and but for generations to come. Those who connect with us not just personally but spiritually, being a guide through every minute of our lives; knowing that there is a greater purpose.
Anuj was one of them; for he always left a place better than he found it. He created bonds of love and empathy with everyone he met. On his birthday, we once again remember this great soul.
Anuj hasn't gone anywhere. He's still deep inside everyone of us he touched along the way.
Anuj's 10th birthday. April, 1986.
Anuj and Peter along with the rest of their little league baseball team. Anuj is second from left (standing) with Peter on his immediate left. Spring, 1983
Anuj's letter to Peter. May, 1985
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 3). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 4). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). May, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). May, 1987