Day 99

Gift – something that is given to somebody, usually on order to provide pleasure or to show gratitude

It’s 8: 16 PM on day 96 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,    tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – still no luck 😦 I wonder what I’m doing wrong   –    feed myself grapes for lunch,    exercise for 10 minutes –my almost dislocated my kneecap LOL 🙂 – and    feed myself   Whole-grain bread and grilled chicken for dinner.

 About 2-3 years ago I was too broke to buy my mom a Mother’s Day gift so I wrote her a letter instead (see letter  below) and as I watched her reading it with tears in her eyes it occurred to me that all anybody wants from us is to know that we care and with that said I would like to ask you to be frugal with your money and frivolous with your love this festive season.    


Dear Mom,

I am writing you this letter because I know I would be too embarrassed say this to you in person.  Every year on mother’s day I either forget that it’s mother’s day completely or I make this last minute mother’s day card that I don’t even like, but you smile and say you love it. This year I am doing something completely different I am writing you this letter detailing all the reasons I love you and why I think you’re the best mom in the world.

I tell you that I love a lot, but those three words aren’t enough to express how I feel about you and everything you do for me.  I love you because you tell me you love me even when I tell you I hate you.  I love you because you know what to say and what not to say. I love you because you hug me even when I am as prickly as porcupine.  I love you because you’re always there when I need you and you give me space when I don’t.  These are some of the reasons why I love you but, perhaps the most important reason why I love you is because you taught me what it means to be woman in this world.

Please know that I am grateful to God for everyday I spend with you.  If you’re sure of nothing else in the world, never doubt that I think you’re the best mother in the world.


 All my love,





2 responses to “Day 99

  1. That is a beautiful letter Nisha!

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