Dear stranger,

How are you doing? I hope your New Year begins as beautifully as you are. I am reading a book called “Unposted Letters” by Mahatria. This book is deep and wonderful, trust me. Each word written in this book touches your heart. So, I found a beautiful poem for you. I hope you will love it.

At birth, your life was a plain canvas.

Your potential is the colours.

Your choices are the strokes on the canvas.

At death, this canvas

Will either be a treasured masterpiece

Or an unnoticed scribbling.

That would be the judgment day

on how good a painter you were

in painting your life.


This is so beautifully written. We all have the New Year 2023. We can paint our year in our way. So, let’s do that. Let’s fill the New Year exploring new opportunities. Life is beautiful, trust me. We all have paintbrushes in our hands, and it’s up to us how we paint them. Make mistakes, learn and move on. But try a new brush and paint the canvas for the new year.

Keep smiling.

Thanking you,

Riya Om