Life’s Greatest Lessons


When I was a kid, my mom liked to cook dinner for us. She was almost fond of cooking for us. One night in particular, when she had made dinner after a long,  hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of bread jam and extremely burned Chapatti/Roti and dal in front of my dad.

I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt roti ! But dad just ate his roti and asked me how was my day at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard mom apologizing to dad for burning the roti.  And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burnt rotis.”

Later that night, I went to kiss daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his roti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms and said,”Your mumma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides, a burnt roti never hurts anyone but harsh words do!

“You know, life is full of imperfect things, and imperfect people. I am not the best at anything. I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learnt over the years, is that accepting each others’ faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences, is one of the most important keys to create a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.

Enjoy life now! It comes with an expiry date.

2 Responses to Life’s Greatest Lessons

  1. Touching story Mohit. Truly reminded us what ‘being human’ really means!


  2. Swati Bhalla says:

    Beautiful lessons of life!! Wonderful write up Mohit!

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