A grandfather’s letter to his newborn grandchild.

This is transcript of wonderful video “Khat” from Emotional Fulls i came across today on youtube.
In this video, a grandfather writes his life lessons in a letter to his grandchild.
Sounds from Telephone- *Newborn Crying* Yes papa…. No No we haven’t thought of a name yet. Ya Anjali is here only, She will get discharged tomorrow. Papa say something to Munna. You want to say something. Here you go, Talk to your grandchild…

Old man sits down on his chair beside the window, puts on his glasses, and starts writing.

letter-khat-life lessons-old man

Dear Munna….

Welcome to this world.
This is a beautiful, lovely and amazing place, and you have been sent here to make it more beautiful and more amazing..
Who has sent you?
Nobody has been able to know that till date.. and probably it’s not even important. So please don’t waste your time on such questions.
We all have a limited time here. And how so much we might have, it always seems less.
There is so much to see, so much to know and so much to experience that you don’t have any time to waste.
Possibilities are endless, you can become anything, you can do anything, you can change this world.
Try something new, everyday, try to learn and understand something new, and if in doubt, remember, it’s always better to regret something after doing it rather than regretting without doing it.
Because by doing something, even if you don’t gain anything, you will gain experience, which is very valuable.
Experience everything, but don’t get addicted. Experiences will help you differentiating right from wrong, they will prevent you from committing mistakes, but don’t be afraid of committing mistakes, because only those who do something, make mistakes.
Take responsibility of your mistakes, and try to rectify them, forgive other people’s mistakes and give them a chance to rectify them.
No one likes to commit mistakes or misbehaves on purpose. You don’t know, what’s going on in anyone’s life.
So, treat everyone the way you treat yourself, be as lenient to others as you are to yourself, respect everyone, trust everyone, and most importantly, love everyone.
Love is very sparse in this world, and everyone needs it. You will need it too, don’t hesitate to ask for it, don’t hesitate to show it.
Life is too short to be shy.
Dance like there is no tomorrow, sing with all your heart, eat as much as you want, laugh loudly, and always cry like a baby, just like you were crying now… on phone.
Only your body should grow old, not your heart.
The day you loose your innocence, you loose your life.
Think about your future, but don’t worry about it.
Think about the past, but don’t get lost in it.
There will be good days and bad, don’t boast too much when the days are good, and don’t loose hope when the days are bad.
Don’t give yourself all the credit for your success, and never blame others for your failures.
Just keep moving forward. Keep spreading happiness.

And always remember, you have been sent here just for one reason, to make this world, more beautiful, and more amazing.

Lots of love.

Your Grandfather

Caps his pen, puts it down with a smile, and gets lost in his thoughts looking out of window.

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