Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A letter...

A Beautiful letter written by a father to his daughter says the forwarded email.

Following is a letter to his daughter from a renowned Hong Kong TV broadcaster and Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.!

I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons.

1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long it lives. Some words are better said early.

2. I am your father, and if I don't tell you these, no one else will.

3. What is written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches.
Remember the following as you go through life.

1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I. To those  who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When  a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful, don't hastily regard him as a real friend.

2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through  life when people around you don't want you anymore, or when you lose what/who you love most.

3. Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life.

4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one's mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don't over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don't over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love.

5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you cannot be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags!

6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor.

7. You honour your words, but don't expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don't expect people to be good to you. If you don't understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles.

8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard..! There is no free lunch..!

9. No matter how little time I have with you, let's treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life.


  1. I saw these lines of wisdom passed from a father to the daughter.
    Nothing comes free and the honouring ones word.....
    The lines of wisdom applies to ones life till the end

  2. I saw these lines of wisdom passed from a father to the daughter.
    Nothing comes free and the honouring ones word.....
    The lines of wisdom applies to ones life till the end

  3. That is indeed a good piece of advice.More than anything, this is what we should give to children.Ageless wisdom.

  4. Lovely letter! Basically says that we have to take responsibility for our lives, ourselves....

  5. awesome..loved reading it and I am going to store it forever with me.

  6. Beautiful .. Thanks for sharing!!! .

    - Deeps

  7. hii

    so very true :)

    thanks a lot for reproducing this wonderful letter!

  8. Yes.. ageless wisdom that can be applied to each one of our lives...

    The earlier we realize that our lives are ours to make, the better. Parents may try their best to instill values but ultimately every one has to take the responsibility for their own life.

    AS: A warm welcome to my blog.. do visit often.

  9. Maithreyi: A warm welcome to you.. yes it is a touching and inspiring letter... worth sharing.

  10. lovely advice..
    still to see a dad who writes to his offspring like that and then to see the kid read it and understand it...wishful thinking i guess

  11. Maddy: Wishful thinking.. but maybe we can apply these words of wisdom to our own lives... there are many even in their prime of life continue to blame everyone else but themselves for the mess they create in their own lives.


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