Category: Random

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….


An Ode to Obsession #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Today I’m in the mood to talk about a quality that could be both, good and bad in various situations – obsession. Each one of us have our own set of obsessions. Be it getting​ that perfect haircut, giving into your sweet tooth, achieving the perfect body weight, or scoring a certain percentage…


Learn to say ‘No’ #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son In one of my previous letters I had stressed the importance of kindness. However, sometimes you also need to be kind to yourself. In our bid to be accepted we end up doing things that we are not happy doing without protesting. We fear that we would be judged if we refused to…


To be a Man #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son, Time flies, and how. From the days you crawled out of my lap to toddle, and from the time you started to sprout stubble on your chin, I did not realize when my little boy became a man. There were times I actually wondered if the deep baritone of the voice that you…


Let’s Talk About Love #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son This letter comes from someone who loved you first of all even before you came into this world. Hence I feel this is one emotion we surely need to touch upon. I still cannot forget the day the nurse brought your face in front of mine. That moment of connect between us was magical….


Kindness and Gratitude #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Since the time you were a toddler I have always observed you to be a generous child. In fact, there have been times that I have reprimanded you for blindly giving away things or doing favors for friends that did not necessarily get reciprocated. I would feel that the world would exploit this vulnerable…


Accepting Jealousy #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Hope you’ve been enjoying all my letters in this series so far. They might seem to sound preachy but they are intended to hopefully help you in your near future. Today I want to write to you about an emotion that we are often exposed to in a toxic way. Whether it is you…


Cycling Towards Independence #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son The dictionary defines independence as ‘the ability to live your life without being helped or influenced by other people.’  I already see you as independent to a large extent for the way you have been brought up. All those years that I was a weekend mom to you, when I was away from you, working…


Happiness and You #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Do you remember the time when you were your happiest self? Was it the day you got the news of getting accepted at one of the universities of your choice? Or was it last week when you went out partying with your friends? And, when would be the time that you think you would be your…