Dear Maaya, As I sit down to write you this letter, my heart swells with emotions. You, my precious 8-year-old daughter, are growing up so quickly, and each day I am filled with pride and wonder at the remarkable person you are becoming. Today, I want to share something with you, something I hope will guide you through your journey of life and dreams. I want you to make choices that are born from courage, not from fear. It's a simple yet profound piece of advice, one that I believe will shape the course of your life in the most beautiful way. You see, life is an incredible journey, my love. It's like a vast and open field, and the choices you make are like stepping stones on this journey. Sometimes, these choices will be easy, and the path ahead will seem clear. But there will also be moments when the path is shrouded in uncertainty, when the choices before you feel like a riddle waiting to be solved. In these moments, my darling, I want you to remember the power of courage. Courage is the light that can dispel the darkness of fear and doubt. It's the voice inside you that says, "I can," when the world whispers, "You can't." It's the strength that allows you to take that leap of faith, even when your heart races with apprehension. I know you love football, my little sports enthusiast. It's a sport that teaches you so much about life. On the field, you face opponents, challenges, and moments of victory and defeat. But here's what's most important: it's your choices on the field that define your character.In football, as in life, there are moments when you have to make a split-second decision. Do you pass the ball or go for the goal yourself? Do you tackle an opponent or let them pass? Each choice you make has consequences, and sometimes, they may not yield the desired results. That's okay, my dear. Life is not always about winning; it's about playing with your whole heart and giving your best.When you make a choice, be it on the football field or in any other aspect of your life, I want you to feel the satisfaction of knowing that it was a choice you made wholeheartedly. It should be a choice that reflects your values, your dreams, and your beliefs. Let it be a choice that you can stand by proudly, regardless of the outcome.
As you grow, you will encounter voices that try to influence your choices. People may offer advice, opinions, and expectations. Listen to them, my love, for wisdom often comes from the experiences of others. But remember that the ultimate choice should be yours. Let your intuition be your guide, and trust the compass of your heart.Know this, my sweet daughter: you have the power to shape the world the way you choose. You are a force of nature, a bundle of energy, and a wellspring of dreams. Your choices will paint the canvas of your life, creating a masterpiece that is uniquely yours.I will always be here, by your side, cheering you on with every choice you make. When you stumble, I'll be there to help you rise. When you soar, I'll be there to share your joy. Our bond is unbreakable, and my love for you knows no bounds.So, my precious daughter, as you stand at the crossroads of choices, let courage be your guiding star. Have the courage to chase your dreams, the courage to stand up for what you believe in, and the courage to be true to yourself. In the end, it's these courageous choices that will lead you to a life of fulfilment, purpose, and boundless happiness.Always the loudest cheerleader, Amma
(Author: Meenakshi Karanth)