This is my first entry for Roger’s Daily Addictions Word of the Day Challenge. This week’s word challenge is trouble. I hope y’all enjoy my blogpost on trouble. Here’s a link to Roger’s blog
Trouble happens to be the nickname that my second father Jagan Uncle gave me as a joke when I was a child growing up. Every time that I saw him since I was five or six years old he would jokingly call me T which was short for trouble. He knew that I wasn’t really trouble but growing up this always made me laugh because I would always tell him that I’m a good girl and I’m not trouble. The last time that I visited his house for dinner was June 15, the day before Father’s Day.
“T, how’s your husband?” Jagan Uncle asked.
“Jagan, don’t call Sirisha T.” My second mom said.
If anyone read my earlier posts then they know that the next day was Father’s Day and after I came home from work I checked my email and saw an email from my husband telling me that he wanted a divorce.
Well here’s a conversation that my second mom related to my mom about the time she told my second dad that my husband had emailed me asking me for a divorce.
“It seems that Saikiran wants a divorce because he emailed Sirisha on Father’s Day asking her for a divorce.” Suguna Aunty said to Jagan Uncle.
“Sirisha is not trouble because Saikiran is nothing but trouble and Saikiran never deserved such a good wife or a great family that he joined.” Jagan Uncle told Suguna Aunty.
The last time that Jagan Uncle ever called me trouble was the night before Father’s Day when we went for dinner.
Then two weeks to the day that I had seen my second mom trouble happened when she suddenly passed away on June 29. I regret that we never knew how sick she was and wish she had told someone but she was always selfless.
“To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”
“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak, too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.”
~ Prince Harry
“When you have a good script you’re almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.”
~ Robert Downey, Jr
“My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.”
~ Justin Trudeau
“After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.”
~ Anne Frank
“Yoga may look peaceful and calming, but even Arnold Schwarzenegger would have trouble breathing after twenty ‘surya namaskars’ in a row.”
~ Kareena Kapoor Khan
“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
~ Jane Austen
“When I get logical, and I don’t trust my instincts – that’s when I get in trouble.”
~ Angelina Jolie
“When trouble breaks out, our men and women in uniform, they don’t just sit around thinking about it or talking about it – they act. They put on that uniform. They leave their loved ones behind. They go out there. They give orders. They follow orders. They do whatever it takes to keep our country safe.”
~ Michelle Obama
1.) Trouble Makers (1949)
2.) Double Trouble (1992)
3.) Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006)
4.) Trouble (2017)