An Open Letter to a 10 Year Old Child

Dear Child,
This letter, I am writing to you to let you know that what you have to see in the coming future. May in any part of the world you are, may whichever religion you are following and in any culture you have been brought up, this letter is to tell you that may what the surroundings are, may what the environment is, you have to take care of you and people around you always.
Till now you have been brought up and pampered a lot but now is the time you have to know that what should matter to you. You have to realize that whatever you are given, whatever your needs are, you have to be always thankful. Gratitude is the way of life, always remember this. You need to understand that Life doesn’t run on comparisons of who has what because Time has the power to change everything. Now that you can understand somewhat about Life I have to tell you this. Your stubbornness, Your demands for being there, to love you, to raise you well are genuine but you need to understand that you have to value the tangibles and intangibles both. Everything you demand from your parent and they buy you, comes only when they have worked hard for it, the time you are having is to be valued, you need to Respect Discipline, a way of life, Courtesy, Good Manners and the utmost realization to always be positive.
In your whole Life, be prepared to face rejections, be prepared that people will let you down, be prepared to be mocked by everyone, but if you have the readiness, faith and belief in yourself, I assure you that nothing can break you, because with determination comes courage and with courage comes perseverance. So never lose hope in yourself and never ever give up.
Also a very important thing to tell you is that as and when you grow up you need to manage a lot of things at a time, may it be friends, family and studies but you cannot fall at any stage. You need to know that everyone matters and prioritizing will only make you realize that in good or bad times everyone stays only when you have been there for them. You need to know that you have to be the first hand to give help, to wish good for someone and to have humanity in yourself because we are Blessed with a beautiful Life and we need to take care of it.
Last but not the least the only thing which will help you be at par at every stage is health, so never ever be careless about your health because, with good food, comes a healthy state of mind and with that everything can be achieved easily. So with friends, family and studies, make health that fourth very important point.
With time, Life will teach you a lot and I will let Life teach you in a better way than me but till then you have this letter with you, so every time you feel what you need to do, come back, read this and feel good about your existence.
Yours Lovingly,
A well wisher/ A friend/ A family member

9 Comments, RSS

  1. the factfiction December 23, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    enlightening letter

  2. Aditi December 23, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Very well said… Wish they could understand what is written here. Morover this also needs to be read by every person who have yet not faced the world… As always… Keep it up ashu

  3. Smita December 23, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    nice piece :). totally reflects your attitude of being positive always!!

  4. anonymousnerd December 23, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    good one bro πŸ™‚ awesome like always πŸ™‚

  5. 3.14-eater December 23, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Super piece πŸ™‚

  6. Tanya Sehgal December 24, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Fabulously written :)Words of wisdom… πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  7. Dheeraj December 24, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Beautiful. Why only a 10 year old, this letter cuts across age groups.. Only a sensitive and caring heart could write such gem.. On the flip side, a li'l heavy for a 10 year old.. Great work Ashu.. Keep at it πŸ™‚

  8. piyush gaur December 24, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Perfecto πŸ™‚ But i think even for a 10 year child it would be very hard to understand but guiding him/her towards the path of life is definitely encouraging. Take a bow for the writer, *applauds* πŸ™‚

  9. vasu December 25, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Nicely penned.

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