Salesh Dipak Fernando



Writing can be a blessing in more ways than one. It can help you connect with people who share the same values, ideals and passion towards their goals. Gayatri is one such person. Her blog sparkles with optimism day in and day out. I am someone who believes optimism can be a never-ending habit and hence there was an instant connect with her words.

She taught me that optimism can be infectious and till date I sprinkle my posts with hope no matter what the topic of the post is. People call me an inspiration which I feel is an exaggeration for I merely replicate what I learn from my wonderful blogger friends.

Gayatri was a pleasant surprise very much like the boy in the lift. She is the only blogger friend who doesn’t address me by name while having an informal conversation and l like it that way. She brings back memories of the days gone by when life resembled a bunch of roses.

I continue to cheat death on a daily basis. I am on an eternal battle for survival. I am not sure whether I would get my perfect finale but as long my life is surrounded by people who spread optimism I will continue to fight.

Gayatri Aptekar – Though I admire you as a person,friend and writer there’s something else which sets you apart from the others. To me you will always remain a lasting impression of all the good things in life – a symbol of hope and cheerfulness.

PS: The joy of conversing with a blogger friend in my mother tongue – just priceless






  1. Super Surprised!! Speechless!!! Touched!
    My grandma used to say, ‘If you wish to spread something…then let it be smiles, for each one out there needs it’
    I needed it today…and you post gave a generous dose of smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep writing salesh, you are gifted with a magical touch…and continue touching many lives…
    God bless you, even more

  2. Awww… has been a while since I visited your blog, dearest Salesh, and I am going to remedy my folly by tuning into your words of wisdom and warmth more often! #HUGSSSSS

    I am sure Gayatri feels the same way about you, pal!

    TONS AND TONS of love and hugs

  3. Gayu is such a wonderful soul. My friend keep believing in the beauty of life and it’s such a heart warming post:)

  4. What a wonderful dedication to a friend. I don’t know her but your words describe a person full of optimism and with a beautiful heart! Glad to know her through you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. vinodinii

    This is such a sweet tribute to your friendship! I agree, Gayatri’s optimism is infectious. I met her in person recently at a bloggers meet and we hit off instantly. Great to have connected with people like her ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yup Vinodini she’s awesome.. We became best friends within a short span of time.. The funny part is we haven’t met yet… I am waiting for that elusive moment

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