The people with eyesight seem to see so little that they often fail to recognize what is around them. Whenever I hear about people falling off the cliff or bumping into objects on the way, I just wonder why they have not been able to make full use of their eyes. My wife occasionally goes out to attend public functions and celebrations, but always comes back to say that she did not see anything. I have many friends who have been in the woods but have not seen anything special there.
Coinciding with the Tshechu holidays in Thimphu, the Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) had organized a workshop in Bumthang to develop its five-year strategic plan. As I have been an active member of the Association, I was invited to be part of the workshop held from 24-26 September 2015. We had hired a Bolero truck for our entire journey to and from Bumthang. As we started our journey on 23rd September, I was worried about the road conditions on the way, because just a few days back, a taxi had slipped off the road between Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa killing five passengers. The road between Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang was fine although there were some minor obstacles on the way due to the ongoing road-widening activities. But the conditions began to get worse after crossing Wangdue Phodrang.
On this special day of my life, I would like to thank you all, from the core of my heart, for your kind birthday wishes on my Facebook wall today. In an era when people hardly get time even to greet somebody on the way, it’s really amazing to know that so many of you have bothered to leave your blessings and wishes today on my 35th birthday. I had wanted only your wishes to make this day special for me and I am truly grateful to all those of you who have spared at least few seconds to wish me on my birthday today. The moment I opened my Facebook account this afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised to find beautiful birthday wishes from so many friends. So, I must let you know that you have really made today a special day for me. I shall always keep your wishes close to my heart and I would remember you all throughout my life. The day today does not make me feel that I have grown one year older but it just makes me feel that I have enjoyed one year of my life with a wonderful circle of friends like you. I can’t believe that I would have to wait for another year to hear such magical words from you. Once again, thank you so much for your blessings and good wishes. I could not thank you individually on Facebook because of the huge number of wishers, but I have decided to immortalize my gratitude for your wishes here on my blog through this post. May God bless you all and wish to see you around.