Saturday, March 14, 2009

A letter to a daughter

For Tashi Choden. Age-9.

Dear Daughter,
I want to thank you so much for coming into my life.
Thank you for showing me the real beauty - the fact that it is hidden in small details of life.
Thank you for helping me set out the priorities of life before it was too late.
For making me understand the values of innocence and purity.
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher.
For teaching me the language of adversity and the wisdom that came along.
Of welcoming the wisdom and adorning it to the armour that would shield us in difficult times.
For lessons on enduring the hardship and emerging as a winner.
For enlightening me on the essence of living. Of acknowledging relationships and cherishing it.
Thank you so much for making me realise what being a mother meant- a manifestation of kindness and compassion
Of all, thank you so much for giving me a new life.