I Will Draw Some More

Yesterday was a hectic day. I landed from LA in the wee hours of the morning, hardly got any sleep before I had to leave for a client meeting early morning.

The day was long. And when I reached home I was glad the week was over. I curled up in the bed thinking of writing some verse when my daughter showed up. She was excited to show me a surprise packet of doll accessories she got from her mom. Once done showing me the new treasures she brought four of her paintings to me and asked me to rank them in the order of my favorites.

As we played the little game, I asked her with a tease, “Nitara, what if someone tear off all your paintings?”

My goading was intentional and I looked at her with mischief, waiting for her to give me a weird reaction. Instead, she pleasantly surprised me with her answer.

She looked at me, smiled and stated in her usual jubilant voice, “then I will draw some new one.”

And at that moment I learned a life lesson from her. No matter what the circumstance is, you can never go wrong with positivity in your thoughts. The castles may be demolished but you can build them again.

I thanked her for her charming attitude and found some other means to trouble her with my devilry.

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85 comments

  1. I already adore this little girl, and her positivity!! It was really very sweet of her to say so.
    I am not much of a fan of kids but recently I have also realised that how much kids are more positive and charming than us. They don’t have nay kind of intentions behind anything, they are full of love and honesty and I can safely say I love this thing in them.

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