For our children : Instead of a chauffeured car, give them the freedom to lose their way, and find it for themselves. Instead of expensive gizmos and branded apparel, gift them experiences they will hold close to their hearts forever. Instead of working hard to make them happy, allow them the space to err and discover the myriad lovely hues of happiness for themselves. Instead of heaping expectations and your own dreams, let go and watch them become their own person. Instead of lauding marksheets and medals, celebrate their self, so that they feel cherished and content with who they are. Instead of standing in your protective shadow, let them emerge into their own place in the sun.