7. My Two Words to You, #DearZindagi

Dear Zindagi,

It’s never too late to talk to you, right? Am I late to the party? I hope I am not and even if I am, the best thing you taught me is forgiveness and I believe you forgive me for coming this late to share my experiences with you and be thankful for all the blessings you have poured on me.

Firstly, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the family you have brought me up in. I couldn’t have been what I am today if it were not for the family. The way my parents, my sister, my grand parents and the extended family has supported me in every venture I put my feet into, it has been a wonderful journey. It’s when your environment is loving, caring and protective, you realize the value of each breath you take, each mistake you make and each moment of success you create.

You know I haven’t been the very loud kinds, I have always been the silent one, the one who thinks a lot, the one who wants a lot, who makes sure he gets what he wants but at the same time with an optimistic attitude to accept whatever comes along, to be humble towards all the blessings and to be hopeful about everything which I don’t possess. I want to tell you that only because of your way of bringing it to me to wait for the best thing in life has made me believe more in myself, in my potential to do more, in the faith that good things do happen and they are meant to take time because they are in the making. Thank you for teaching me patience. Thank you for telling me that every bad comes with a good attached to it. Thank you for making me realize that love, kindness and human relationships are the root to anything which spells as happiness.

Every heartbreak, every disappointment, every day of my life when I cried my heart out only makes me proud today for the way I have found strength in my weaknesses, it only makes my will stronger to make things happen because they only do when we are determined enough. While you kept throwing me back into challenges at every stage of my life may it be school, college, relationships, work or loving myself, I respect you because you made me value myself more. It transformed me into a better person and not take unnecessary slack. It made me learn how to say NO, how to move away from every person who doesn’t serve any purpose to my life but only adds to the wrath. What I am today and where I wish to be say 10 years down the line, you made it clear in past few years.

Dear life, your ups and downs, the breaks and brakes, going out of the comfort zone, living on my own, fighting my own battles, from the bruises to laughter, when I look at myself in the mirror today, while my human tendencies would want me to focus on the scars, you, my life have taught me to focus on the dimples, the smiles, the better aspect of myself and you and for that, I’d always be in debt.

To more adventures, happiness and success. Here’s a toast to you, #DearZindagi.

P.S – Here’s a short poem dedicated to you:

“Teri Har Ek Saazish Ko Paala Maine,
Teri Har Ek Thokar Ko Savaara Maine,
Aye Zindagi, Tu Bhi Kya Yaad Rakhegi,
Teri Har Tooti Hui Yaad Ko Sambhala Maine.”

Yours Devotedly,
Ashwini Dodani

“I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda“.

This post is also written for Day 7 of #NaBloPoMo which challenges you to a blog post every single day in November.



8 Comments, RSS

  1. Ruchie November 7, 2016 @ 10:23 pm

    Lovely post will be sharing my letter 2morow for #MyZindagi…
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    • adodani November 9, 2016 @ 11:10 am

      Awesome, look forward to it 🙂

  2. Menaka Bharathi November 7, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

    very nice thoughts Ashwin, I too have a lot to thank this Zindagi for, and I do that everyday. I thank this Zindagi to have made me what I am and would love to continue so.
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    • adodani November 9, 2016 @ 11:11 am

      Absolutely, Menaka. The more thankful we are, better it gets 🙂

  3. Jaibala Rao November 8, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    It is so easy to hate life for things, hence important to remember to be thankful for things too. The best thing you can do is live, stop existing and experience each moment.
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    • adodani November 9, 2016 @ 11:11 am

      Amen to that my friend 🙂

  4. Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01) November 8, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

    Such a heartfelt letter to Zindagi and those couplets at the end sum it all!
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    • adodani November 9, 2016 @ 11:11 am

      I am glad you liked them, Rohan 🙂 Appreciate the visit.

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