Tuesday, 28 April 2020

You have a responsibility: My 25th letter to my future Grandchildren documenting lessons from COVID-19 times



{This is the 25th 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 ,212223 and 24 can be found here}


29 April 2020
Vadodara
4:21 a.m. 


My tiny darling, 

Are you a little naughty😊? Well, if you are not, you can be because this is the best time of your life my dear. No phase of life is as carefree and enjoy worthy as your childhood because as you grow up you will have responsibilities to shoulder at your own personal level, at the family level as well as a citizen of your nation and the civilised world. Don’t worry you will not be given them all in a day on your tiny shoulders but as you grow they will automatically become a part of you. 

Today I want to talk to you about this responsibility, my child. A situation like a pandemic(like the #COVID19 one which we are bearing today) is undoubtedly something beyond our control. Since we have contributed by recklessly harming Mother Nature and thus disturbing our ecosystem’s equilibrium devastatingly, we are unable to control its aftermath and even if we have not directly contributed, we are being punished for our deeds. This is the havoc we have caused to the outside world.

We have also caused havoc in our inside world, inside our bodies by eating unhealthy and junk food just to satiate our tongues. Our lifestyles have gone for a complete toss. We have sedentary lifestyles and are glued to our gadgets always. We sleep really late and be up by afternoon. Obesity and so many diseases linked to it are on a rise. Amidst all this, our immunity has been completely ruined. I have never seen my grandparents and parents getting sick but when it comes to us we are not as strong and the situation is only worsening. We have gradually replaced the concept of eating our home-cooked sumptuous Dal-roti-Sabji-rice-salad with pasta and pizzas and what not which lack the essential nutrients our book required to produce the antibodies to fight various diseases and infections.

I am sure your dad’s generation is taking a note as they and then you are our future world and fate of the entire humanity shall depend upon how you take lessons from these times we are facing and take relevant actions. Not only take them but also make them a way of life, an integral part of your lifestyle.

The lesson for today is understanding that you have a responsibility kid. By you I mean you and all your fellow citizens to build a wonderful worth-living disease-free world for yourselves and your progeny as you grow up and I earnestly believe we as your grandparents shall begin our journey for you right now because the sooner the better. 

As per the World Health Organisation this pandemic is here to stay and so almost the entire world is home quarantined and the task of healing the bruises of Mother Nature is already up in a huge way and we wish to continue the same even after these testing times are over. 

We shall also keep working on our immunity by going back to basics like including our traditional immunity drink called Kadha. Also, will continue eating clean even as these times pass to give our bodies the strength and immunity to ward off all untoward infections which all of us must have traditionally inherited from our ancestors but have got ruined by our lavish lifestyles. Not that we will not enjoy now, we shall, by taking a holiday in the lap on Mother Nature and enjoying its chemical-free produce. Sound yum strawberries, what say? 

Through this letter my child, I give you the responsibility to not do what we did and in turn, I promise that we will leave this world a little better for you than it is now but is gradually improving. It appears forced now but the day is not far off when it shall become a habit and way of life for us. 

Sending you the light of wisdom 
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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