Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Go with the flow: My 7th letter to my Grandchildren documenting lessons from COVID-19 times



{This is the 7th post of the series where I will be writing 26 Letters to my Grandchildren about life and lessons during these tricky COVID19 times for us and what we are learning. Letter1, 2 , 3 , 5 and 6 can be found here}


8 April 2020 
Vadodara 

Hello my precious little, 

I hope you woke up with a smile today. Smiling is very vital for all of us. It channelizes positive energy flow in our body and attracts peace and calmness of mind. Early morn you must do things that bring a smile on your face. Remember, I had mentioned that I shall be sharing one such thing when I was closing my letter yesterday... well yet another morning ritual that gives me ultimate solace, is gardening. I love watering and caressing the gorgeous green beauties early morn and often feel they are smiling back at me. 

I have come to Vadodara for the first time but in the last 20 days of being stranded here, I have developed a wonderful bond with these varied flora engulfing our place from all directions. These teach us umpteen lessons, my child. How they stand strong despite the changing weather, harsh temperatures as high as 55-degree centigrades and winter chills and monsoon tyranny and still give us flowers, fruits and shade are extremely admirable. Their tolerance and perseverance is something we must emulate in these harsh times. 

If times are not conducive and we forget to water them, they don’t lash back at us like we do on the doctors and the policemen who are only working for our protection, instead they use the water stored in their roots to combat their needs smartly. Similarly, these days, when things are adverse for us we must unleash the power of our mental strength and act wisely.

They also teach us, my child, to go with the flow. Take one day at a time and make the most of it as if there is no tomorrow. Why stress out fearing for the future when we have no clue where the current COVID19 situation will take us in the coming days? Instead smile in your today and cherish what you are blessed with. Counting our blessings and sending up a silent prayer of gratitude before sleep every night is a beautiful ritual each one of us must follow too. 

Of course, the fear looms, I and your grandpa often talk about when will the borders open and we will be able to go back home from Vadodara but we also plan that we will not take any decision in a haste. So planning is important but not fretting over your unfulfilled plans. We shall do what will be best for us and go with the flow as to what is best after the lockdown is over.

Tomorrow let’s talk about how spreading some happy vibes is a lovely way we can motivate all those we know or don’t know to stay cheerful too.

Sending your way loads of love bachha, 
Your granny
Roma

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Hi Everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my fifth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z as well as global #AtoZchallenge and this year I will be writing ‘26 letters to my grandaughter’ with a special purpose which shall unfold as you read this series. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the previous 4 challenges here are the links 201620172018 and 2019


Truly Yours Roma

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