22 January, 2021
The lockdown gave me a unique opportunity to spend time with my children for an extended duration of time and learn important life lessons. My kids are very particular about cleanliness and they taught me to keep a paper garbage disposable bag in the car to dispose of garbage like chips packet or chocolate cover only in a proper dustbin. They adjusted to the pandemic very soon and even thrived within the confines of the homes by participating and winning in competitions. This ensured a positive flow of energy and even I was motivated to give my best to the job, often working late hours to meet any deadlines.
The kids showed me the temporary nature of any problem or situation so that I stopped taking stress and started living in the moment. What things are meant to happen would happen no matter how much we worry about them. However, no problem or situation is permanent, and if things are looking gloomy, then we must not lose hope but just fulfil our daily responsibilities with sincerity, and one day we would suddenly discover a positive change.
Another lesson that I learned from my children was to be persistent and focused on one's goals. Failures may happen, but if our efforts are genuine then the end result would be beautiful. Hence, this year after six years of tries, my daughter again won a position in the Tata Young Expression competition.
Lastly, my kids taught me how to be selfless and serve others in small ways. My son tips delivery boys to help him earn extra. He buys garbage disposal bags and other goodies from road-side vendors to extend monetary support and even carries a cardboard box in the car to safely carry any injured bird or animal to the vet to save its life.