Saturday 25 April 2020

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: My 23rd letter to my Future Grandchildren documenting lessons from COVID-19 times

{This is the 23rd post of the series where I will be writing 26 Letters to my Grandchildren about life and lessons during these tricky COVID19 times. Letter12 , 3 , 56 , 78 ,9 , 10 , 11 ,1213 141516 , 17 , 181920 ,21  and 22 can be found here} 

27 April 2020
6:02 a.m. 

Hello to the loveliest piece of my heart, 

My flights of fantasy are wandering today and I imagine myself sitting on a dining table with you, your parents, and your grandpa and we are all merrily chitchatting over the dinner. Deep within my heart I am ecstatic to see this and pure love is oozing out from my heart for all of you. Words fail me to express how genuinely happy I feel to see all the loves of my life together. The fact that you have carried forward the family values of eating one meal together is really heartening. I feel overwhelmed and battle a strong desire to actually live up to that day and may be read out these letters to you myself or maybe just narrate the true stories of these #COVID19 times to you and as they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way. So I may probably find a way too😊.

Well, a strong will is also required by us in this pandemic phase, to find a way to a lot of things and seek happiness and feel blessed with whatever we have. With the number of coronavirus cases in India increasing alarmingly every day, it shall eventually be the survival of the fittest or the quickest to adapt as it is evident that the lockdown condition is here to stay for more time undoubtedly and even when it ends the journey isn’t going to be easy until we get a vaccine or a treatment for the same. 

Apart from all the physical challenges of not getting the basic amenities I already wrote to you about, it is a far bigger mental challenge and tests our mental strength like never before. We have to possess a very strong will my child to find a way out of these tricky times which are here to stay, to keep ourselves happy and motivated.

Each one of us has to act wise and find smart solutions to move on in life as we still have to pay our bills and buy our food. Your grandpa has already made all his seven offices teams work  from home who only go to the warehouses for the supplies as and when required. This ensures things are moving for him as well as the team who don’t lose their mojo to perform. Many of his team members have carried the desktops home as they didn’t have laptops. Of course, it is not 100% business but not zero either.

I have agreed to resume my academy sessions online from 1st May 2020. Imparting knowledge gives a different kind of high and keeps me at my happiest best. It shall be a pleasure connecting with my old students and perhaps find a new bunch though I will have to adjust the timings so that the laptop is free at that time as your dad has Skype school from 8:30 to 1 every day. Living in Vadodara has taught us how to live with the minimum means without a complaint, it comes naturally to us now. We never thought that we will survive in 4-5 pairs of total clothes for a month and a half already but we had happily because when there’s a will to survive, there’s away. 

The entire universe is currently working on this philosophy too, no matter how cliched it sounds. The entire education has gone online. Skype, Zoom and WebEx classes are new in and students are giving exams in google classrooms. Today is your dad’s first exam. Hail the data network because we don’t have a Wifi here. He is really a mixed bag of emotions at the moment but I am glad he is learning something new and has a purpose at hand. Extreme gratitude to his teachers for taking so much pain and efforts to educate our little ones. 

Yes, globally there’s a great will to defeat this pandemic and I am extremely sure they will soon find a way for it. Scientists and researchers are working day in and day out for it. There is another section of meticulous constructors who are working on quickly putting up several makeshift hospitals to quarantine and treat the patients of this highly contagious and deadly virus. Economies are taking the biggest risk by shutting themselves down to flatten the curve and save their countrymen. Last but not the least, the doctors, the nurses, the paramedical staff, the policeman, the essential services sector all exhibiting a strong will to defeat the pandemic so God indeed will show us the way soon. Billions of prayers shall not go waste. Till then we have to keep ourselves mentally strong and smiling.

Remember my child, I am telling this to you, a zillionth time, come what may if you will have a will to achieve something, you will surely find a way. This is our lesson for today.

Sending your way the power to embrace the inevitable 
Your granny 


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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