Happy birthday, Dad.

You never shouted at me when I dismantled the TV set.

You never raised hand when I was caught stealing.

You never made me feel as if I made a mistake when I knew I was wrong.

You forced me into a profession I wasn't interested in.

You gave me ultimatums when I wanted to follow my dream.

You said I am never going to be successful in what I wanted to do, and I should settle for a mediocre life which pays regular salary instead.

thanks for believing in me when I was impressionable, dad. thanks a lot for making me what I am today, and thanks for telling me that I should never take NO for an answer, even if it comes from you.

Happy birthday.