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This letter from a parent to a son shares some of the most important life lessons every child needs.
Here’s a letter giving you some things to think about. You will realize this over time just as we learnt it from our parents through life.
Your parents love you unconditionally. They will be there for you whenever you need them. Always remember you will be in our thoughts whether we are in yours or not. It’s a part of the parenting job description and will never change.
While we are parents, we will try and be a friend to you and want you to trust us sufficiently. The more open communication channel we have the better parents we can be.
Invest in relationships. Nurture them. There’s a big payoff from it. It will sound paradoxical to you now but the times when you want to be left alone or are chasing privacy will actually be the times when you will benefit the most from someone being there for you.
Respect the women in your life. They confer strength beyond your imagination. It is indeed true that behind every successful man, there’s a woman.
We believe we are not setting the road for you but setting you for the road. Life is a series of experiences. You will make mistakes, learn from them. Brace yourself in tough times and give faith a chance. Celebrate your success and express gratitude for what you get. Pursue excellence in the smallest things you do. You will feel a fulfilment second to none of a job well done.
Don’t forget the small moments in anticipation of the big victories. Surprises always come in small packages.
It’s been our good fortune to be your parents. To us, you will always be the small baby we held in our arms when you were born. We find it difficult to let go of that image. But you will soon grow up, leave home and find your true calling. The lessons above will prepare you for that journey. Our invisible footprints will be there by your side through every step.
Mom & Dad
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Prerna Wahi worked in the corporate world for 7 years. In the past few years, she has been a stay-at-home mom. She has been enjoying the new role ever since and likes to read more...
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Let me get one thing straight here – I did not watch Pathaan to make a statement or to simply rebel as people would put it. I went to watch it for the sheer pleasure of witnessing my favourite superstar in all his glory being what he is best at being – his magnificent self. Because when it comes to screen presence, he burns it, melts it and then resurrects it as well like no other. Because when it comes to style and passion, he owns it like a boss. Because SRK is, in a way, my last connecting point to the girl that I once was. Though I have evolved into so many more things over the years, I don’t think I am ready to let go of that girl fully yet.
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