Category: Milestones

Yearnings of Youth #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son You’ve entered the rollercoaster ride of youth from your bratty boyhood. I still cannot come to terms with the fact that you’re no more a child. Wonder when those naughty years of pranks and laughter passed by so swiftly without the slightest indication of how short-lived it all would seem someday. As you…


Working Around Xenophobia #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son We’ve probably not discussed this in depth. That’s the reason I felt it was vital for me to bring up this topic in this series of letters. Today, I wish to discuss something that you could encounter at some point in your journey ahead. Xenophobia is a dislike of or prejudices against people…


The Wealth of Wellness #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son You’ve known your mother as a fairly disciplined person when it comes to wellness and health. While I am a partner in your crime the day you wish to sin by digging into a box of creamy doughnuts and I also help you finish the last crumb that you order from Burger King, there are…


The Value of Life #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Today, let’s talk about life. Our life is the dearest thing we hold onto. Somewhere this attachment to our life is where all our fears originate from. We fear losing our life. We fear being unsuccessful in life. We fear being unhappy in life. We fear being lonely in life. The list goes…


Unique You #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Before you were born, I would often imagine about what kind of baby you would turn out to be. I fantasized that you would be one of a kind – unique and unlike any other child that I had ever seen. I wanted my child to be an individual in his own right….


Building Integrity On Trust #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son I meant to write you a letter on integrity but kind of missed it out in my previous letters. Since integrity is so closely related to trust, I thought it would make sense to write to you about something that could be your virtue if you could build on it. Your integrity is based…


The Way to Success #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Like every mother on this earth I want my son to be successful. I wish that he goes places and does things that make me proud. This does not necessarily mean earning fame and wealth. Though some amount of recognition and comforts are always welcome, those are not the only parameters of achieving…


Rooting for Respect #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son How’s it going? I hope you’re enjoying these letters. Feel free to discuss or debate with me regarding the things I’m writing to you. Do not assume that you have to take every word I write here as a dictate out of respect for me. That brings me to one of my favorite…


Quitting the Quest #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Oftentimes our lives starts turning dreary. We go about mechanically doing our tasks mindlessly. We’re probably stagnating but yet we carry on without bothering to make changes in our lifestyle. I’ve observed the sharpest of minds going numb in the confinement of mundanity that routine life sets them into. It is a sheer waste…


Fruits of Patience #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son In the last few days I have sat with you at unearthly hours with your eyes glued to the hands of the clock as each second ticked by while you kept refreshing the page on your laptop that would soon announce your acceptance or rejection in the particular university you had applied to….