#AtoZChallenge A: To Anne Frank

Dear Anne,

I think it was a decade ago when I’d just stepped into my teens.
Everything was so confusing. It seemed different. I remember that it was a
difficult period for me. The people around me didn’t seem to understand me. I
had problems of my own and there were times I just used to cry. I wasn’t really
sure that I could speak out to others about the way I felt. And I decided that
I’d find my solace in books and that is how I found you. And I feel that I
found you at the right time.
I read that diary of yours from cover to cover and I was glad. I
was glad because I could connect with what you wrote and that I’d found a way
to express the thoughts and emotions that were eating me up. But most
importantly I was thankful. Thankful for the life I had. I didn’t have to hide
during those terrible days of war like you had to but instead I could walk
free. You found happiness in little things even during those difficult times of
war. Couldn’t I be happy in the peaceful times that I am living in? 
“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can
love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
Those words you said made sense to me. You taught me a lot of
things- to find happiness in little things, to appreciate the good in others
and most importantly to never lose hope. And in times when I felt sad or
lonely, you told me what I must do. I always wish that you lived through the
war and that you didn’t have to die such a terrible death. You touched the
world with the power of your thoughts. How I wish that I could also make such
an impact in the lives of the people around me! Thank you Anne for all those
words that you wrote. They made me appreciate life and they inspired me to write
as well.
I hope you are happy now wherever you are.
Love,
Reema
Note : This is a letter to Anne Frank. Reading her book had a great
impact on me. I was inspired to write after reading her book and that is why my
first post of the challenge is dedicated to her. A for Anne. 

I am participating in the #AtoZChallenge this time. And my theme is “A letter for a letter”. Follow me throughout April as I embark on this Blogging journey.
Also linking this post for Day 1 of Ultimate Blog Challenge.

66 responses to “#AtoZChallenge A: To Anne Frank”

  1. Ramya Rao says:

    Wow! Such a beautiful letter. It was indeed turbulent times and a great book.

  2. Brian Dsouza says:

    Nice one Reema… A nice way to reveal happyness and share your emotions of the past and forthcoming days.

  3. Brian Dsouza says:

    Nice one Reema… A nice way to reveal happyness and share your emotions of the past and forthcoming days.

  4. I have read The Diary of A Young Girl when I was thirteen, and I can totally relate to this post.
    Will read it again soon.

    An amazing start to the challenge, Reema. All the best 🙂

  5. Chinmayee says:

    Really nice 🙂 Whoever reads it, relates to it 🙂 Great beginning 🙂

  6. Dixita mour says:

    Wow 🙂 apreciate the letter and yes can understand when novels are the only friends in life and how slowly slowly the become the best friends ☺.

    Good luck :*
    Waiting for more post by you.

  7. Dixita mour says:

    Wow 🙂 apreciate the letter and yes can understand when novels are the only friends in life and how slowly slowly the become the best friends ☺.

    Good luck :*
    Waiting for more post by you.

  8. Kala Ravi says:

    Beautiful Reema! I loved the theme as such, and now this post, its just lovely! Anne Frank's tales have inspired so many of us! A wonderful way to kick-off the series!

  9. Shalini says:

    I have read the book in my teens and I can totally relate to the letter you have written to her. Bravo post! 🙂

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  10. Anne Frank's diary has become famous throughout the world. The diary provides a vivid and poignant glimpse into the world of a young Jewish girl living in Nazi occupied Holland. Anne wrote diary while hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam warehouse. She was just 13 when she and her family went into hiding.

  11. Chandni says:

    Reema ! How did I miss including this one in my FAV themes post! Gosh totally forgot about it .. will correct that today for sure.
    The lost art of letter writing — how my heart sang at the mere thought of how heartfelt these notes would be .
    Your debut post was a smash hit — personal and so well put together .
    All the best for the challenge 🙂

  12. Beautiful letter Reema. An inspired ode to an inspiring personality 🙂

  13. Ira says:

    Firstly, I loved the concept you have chosen. Now back to the post – such an endearing letter. a brilliant start!!
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  14. Emma says:

    What a lovely idea! A beautiful letter to an important book – I love this. Thanks for sharing, and good luck! 🙂

  15. This is simply brilliant. And an awesome theme too.
    And yes, I remember reading the book too and thinking of how strong you need to be to be positive in a tough world.
    P.S. Can I get you to add #AtoZChallenge in your title posts? 🙂 The reason being posts like this need to be seen by more people and it will get missed in this tsunami of posts in this challenge. adding the hashtag means it gets noted everytime its shared on social media

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  16. Very Nice Post…

    Welcome in the letter "A"… thank you!
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  17. Loved the theme "Letter to a letter", Reema. Though, I haven't read the diary talked about here but can relate to it, finding happiness in little things of life. Thanks for sharing this and waiting for more to come from you. 🙂

  18. Soumya says:

    Such a beautiful letter this Reema! Nicely though of theme too 🙂

  19. Thats a lovely letter to Anne Frank. She would have smiled if she read it. 🙂

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  20. Beautiful letter. She have inspired all of us at one point or the other.

  21. I loved that you wrote about her. I was in my early teens when I had read the book. How much I loved the frankness of the girl. Kudos to you for giving her credits with your lovely letter to her.

    Seeya

  22. Aathira says:

    You have conveyed your feelings so clearly and beautifully. That was one book that changed my life too. Makes us all thankful for the life we are blessed with.

  23. Alana says:

    Beautiful choice…beautiful post. I hope, one day, to be able to visit the home where she and her family hid.

  24. Love your theme.. i do have a certain kind of a weakness for letters.. and the letter is just awesome… i do feel that the right books find us when we need them the most.. 🙂 will follow you throughout the challenge.. 🙂 though I am not participating this year..

  25. Parul says:

    The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the first books I read and loved it. You have so well
    Shared your feelings around it. Perfect one Reema!

  26. Geets says:

    The theme looks so interesting and this letter… is so touching.. Brilliant piece I must say…

    Cheers
    Geets

  27. A beautiful post Reema!!

  28. Such a heartfelt letter.
    Now i know why you started writing!
    Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
    Also, i'd like to read about Anne's work now. Haven't actually read anything!
    Have a nice day.Happy A to Z!

  29. Ravyne says:

    These words, "You taught me a lot of things- to find happiness in little things, to appreciate the good in others and most importantly to never lose hope." are so beautiful and inspiring. I loved Anne's book as a teenager. Maybe I should read it again now some 40 years later. Beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!
    Lori

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  30. Aseem says:

    Beautifully written :). There are so many times when we find solace in books as people around us don't seem to understand our thoughts and feelings.

  31. Great Post Reema! I guess we all have turbulence in our lives, penned them beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Vinay Leo R. says:

    The Diary of a Young Girl is something I read a few years back; as a teenager, the book was one that I couldn't complete because of the emotions. Even when I completed it, the emotions didn't subdue. Good in a way. 🙂

  33. Nibhz says:

    Teenage years are indeed very confusing years for anyone. Glad that you wrote that letter to Anne. She has indeed impacted many lives!

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