I’m so sad, Papa.

“I’m so sad.”

“What? Say that again, Sammy.”

“I’m so sad, Papa.”



Toying with her teddy,

“I didn’t get to watch Peppa Pig.”

And there crept up the slightest hint of a smile.

My three-year-old niece adores the British animated series, Peppa Pig, and when she realized that her dad’s phone battery had died, she was quick with a smart reply that managed to tug at our heartstrings – just not as much as she would have liked.

Kids these days.  😀

Though, while reflecting on the incident, I realize that there is so much that we can learn from them. Wouldn’t life be a lot less complex and a lot simpler if we could be as straightforward and upfront about our feelings? It would surely save a lot of misunderstandings and heartaches resulting therefrom. If you are sad, it does not hurt to mention that you are sad. Don’t leave those feelings pent up inside of you. Learn to express yourself in a healthy way. Sometimes, talking – even if to yourself – is all the therapy that you need. If you are sad, ask yourself why. Figure it out. Tackle the cause. Don’t just let it be. Go after happiness and it will come to you. Sulk, and you shall be the loser, my friend.

Lessons from my three-year old niece. Experience and age do fail to teach, sometimes. 

What’s your take?


3 thoughts on “I’m so sad, Papa.

    • I agree. Life is simple, yet complicated; and complicated, yet simple.
      All the same, at least it’s out there and you can figure out what to do next. Better than sulking or staying on the same page, waiting for things to change. We expect people to know how we are feeling, but we forget that even those whom we think know us best sometimes fail to decipher our feelings.


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