Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D for ... #AtoZChallenge2016

"Dear Daughter ..."

Hey Gorgeous,

I love writing to you. I have written so many mails and letters to you in the past too. Some in my mind and some verbally too. I started loving and thinking about you even before you were born. Even before you were conceived. Even before your existence was thought of. Or even before I started the chapter Reproductive System in school! Somehow one day you were born in my mind, and from then you are special to me. 

I still don’t know why I’m writing to you. Maybe with years and age my perspective of life might change, and I may not be able to share this me with you then. Or maybe I just want to be with you like this. 

Here in this previous letter I have said many things which I wanted to you do and follow. And today I’m telling you just one thing.  

Be yourself. Always!

Nothing else. 

Whatever happens in life, never compromise yourself and your happiness for anything and anyone. There may come a day when you consider the happiness of the people around you more than yours, but just remember it’s just for the time being. It’s you who matters. If you’re miserable you surely can’t make anyone else happy or content. So just be yourself and live your life the way you want. 

Stay happy always. 

For a Beautiful Daughter and an Awesome Woman.

I love you forever.



  1. That was really sweet. And such a secured thing to say...
    Good one Sheethal :)


  2. That's a sound advice to a daughter! May she find reasons to smile and be happy always!

  3. Fabulous advice, SSJ. :) To be yourself is very important, I agree. Sometimes, that is forgotten.

  4. This is really good, Sheethal. I'm sure this is just the kind of message a daughter would want to hear.

  5. Such a heart warming letter <3 This is what every girl needs to hear. You are going to make a great mom :)

  6. That is somewhat similar to what my father used to tell me... Lovely letter :) and as Shilpa said above a sound advice!!!

  7. Short, yet profound. And talked about the single most important thing in the world.

  8. Sweet letter Sheetal :) I would love my mum to write this to me and likewise it would be just the thing to tell my daughter and I DO tell her this :)

  9. Great advice you can give to a daughter! :)
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  10. Sheethal Susan, you just nailed it. A beautifully written letter expressing love, empathy and sensitive heart for the unborn to grow up unfettered:)

  11. That's an advice every parent should hand down to their children.

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  12. That's a beautiful piece of advice, Sheethal. I wish more parents would say this to their children, and more often.
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  13. That is the perfect thing to say :)