Sunday, September 22, 2019

She looked at her said, "What is it?" The man, hesitatingly responded, "A girl..." Her face contorted and she spat, "Ladki?!! Mere khaandaan ka waaris, nahi? " (A girl? Not an heir for the family?) I heard this a couple of decades, ago and they still echo through the voices I hear, today. Yes, it's 2019 and these words can still be heard. Perhaps not in your home but many homes in the heartland and even the most educated and elite homes. Across the socio-economic class, caste, colour and religion. There's a #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao initiative by the government and I am hopeful change will happen albeit slowly yet surely. It's #DaughtersDay and I take this day to share the words that have inspired me and helped me as a reminder for my mother did her best and here I am. In the words of the woman I love and admire Maya Angelou in "Letters to my Daughter" 1. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.” 2. "I am convinced that most people do not grow up. We find parking spaces and honor our credit cards. We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are still innocent and shy as magnolias." 3. "Since life is our most precious gift And since it is given to us to live but once, Let us so live that we will not regret” Wish you immense joy and an embrace drenched with love for your daughter ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ถ #beblessed #beloved #farzanasuri #victorycoach #lifecoach #daughtersday #girls #relationshipcoach #love #inspiration #victorymindset #daughterneedlov #relationshipsgoals #numerologist #corporatetrainer #wordsofvictory #motivationationalspeaker #alllivesmatter #daughters #daughtersday