In myodisa forum of oDiA samAja comprising mostly the Non-Resident Oriyas, Prof. Debasmita Misra has posted a message that I think merits mention.
So, here it is:
A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the
The little girl said, “No, Dad. You hold my hand.”
“What’s the difference?” Asked the puzzled father.
“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl.
“If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go.
But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”
In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.
So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours…
[In the above message, the little girl could be our beloved oDishA]