Wednesday, 2 April 2014

B for Brave!!


       Nisha had developed a phobia of depths ever since she had almost drowned in the beach last time. Swimming had been her passion till that life taking incident happened! From that time, she had never stepped into the waters, even after her parents tried to speak some courage into her. Nothing worked and finally they had stopped trying.


      It was a scorching hot day and everyone from Nisha's class had been to a school trip. It was a beautiful beach and the view was breathtaking. It appeared as if the sky and the earth were meeting at the other end of the ocean. Everyone was stunned by the beautiful sight. Once the initial excitement settled in, some went near the waters and some went to make sand castles. But Nisha sat at a distance watching them, reminiscing the past.


       Just then she heard some children shouting loud. There was a crowd forming at the shore. People were getting impatient. Nisha hurried to see the reason for all the commotion and the sight left her shocked. Her friend who was playing at the shore was drowning. She was trying to fight the waves but the tides kept pulling her back. Deja-vu hit her as the day started flashing before her eyes when she had experienced the same thing. She was trying to fight the tides, but she went on drowning until she finally had lost consciousness, all thanks to the cramps she had got. The day had left her scarred for life.

       Now seeing the same thing happening to her friend, she couldn't stand back. She cried desperately for someone to help her drowning friend. But nobody came forward. Everyone stood there watching and expressing their sympathy. Finally Nisha made up her mind and stepped into the water. At first she couldn't make it but then seeing her friend, she took courage and fought bravely. Slowly her years of practice paid off and she got a hold of herself. And she saved her friend.


       Her parents were shocked when they heard about this. They had spent hours together trying to inspire Nisha again but nothing had helped. But seeing someone she loved dying, the fighter in her couldn't take it and she had dived in to help her. Sometimes the fears die away when being brave is the only option left.


image source: www.planetimprov.com


PS: Linking this post to the A-Z Challenge 2014 and Ultimate Blog Challenge April 2014.



Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

62 comments:

  1. What an inspiring post. Great words of wisdom following a real-life example that draws the reader in. Dropping by from UBC and AtoZChallenge.

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  2. A story of courage told nap beautifully. Not only she fought the physical element but also her inner fear.

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  3. "Sometimes the fears die away when being brave is the only option left." - How true! Nicely done.

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  4. Suddenness of the moment brings the best of ours at times...

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  5. Beautifully weaved in.... Woww... :)

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  6. That was a nice quote ...Keep going :)

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  7. Liked this one so much ....sometimes circumstances can when words can not....

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  8. Very well expressed ! loved the quote !

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  9. Very beautiful and excellent!!!! Bravery - Very crucial and essential for everyone!

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  10. So glad that she learned to be brave when it mattered the most. A very relevant thing in a time of uncertainty.

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    1. Yes thats really needed.. but sometimes difficult to be brave!!

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  11. You have depicted the natural emotions very convincingly. Beautiful!!

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  12. Oh this is such an amazing post that teaches us to face our fears and be brave...gr8 write up!

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  13. Wow a very brave and courageous story!

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  14. Brave girl! This was a courageous tale!

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  15. Nearly drowning is a paralyzing experience.

    Visiting from A to Z ~

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    1. Thats why Nisha had been afraid all the time I guess!!

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  16. good one swatz :) i liked "Sometimes the fears die away when being brave is the only option left." n d pic :)

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  17. I love this definition of bravery and the illustration of it in your story.

    Best regards,
    Elizabeth

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  18. Yes, she was brave when it mattered the most :) Nice story, Swathi:)

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  19. She surely was brave! I think a person can do anything they need to do when the situation calls for it. In that, the Lord carries them and gives them strength to persevere and succeed. Wonderful story!

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    1. Rightly said Kathy :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. Now i gotta get rid of my phobia for rats :P :D good one :D

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    1. Hehe :D Talk about rats :P I am afraid of cockroaches :|

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  21. She didn't let her fears control her when her friend needed her help, great going. A very inspiring story.

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  22. Inspiring post! When we see our dear ones suffer, we forget everything! :)

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  23. Hi Swathi .. Bravery is a difficult thing to master sometimes isn't it - yet at others we dive in and just be brave ... as here ... I have to say I'm not the best person in the water ... and I certainly couldn't rescue anyone ... but love the story line ..

    Cheers and enjoy the A-Z .. hope you meet lots of interesting new friends .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Right.. Bravery isnt easy! But sometimes, at the spur of moments, we do things we never wud hav done.. btw I cant rescue drowning person either
      Thanks for the wish Hilary :) I hope your a-z journey will be fun too :)

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  24. Touching Swati and brings out the indomitable human spirit n its triumph so well inspite of its own vulnerability.

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  25. Swathi, that's an inspiring quote and very well illustrated by your story.

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  26. u never know u will react when faced witha calamity... the bravest of us may turn into cowards n vice-versa

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    1. Thats so true Mina!! Thanks for visiting :)

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  27. loved the line- Sometimes the fears die away when being brave is the only option left.

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  28. Wonderful story! Being brave or courageous is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear!! And Nisha did just that!

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    1. Thank you Shilpa ji :) Truly said.. Judgement is important and sometimes situation makes us decide overshadowing our fear

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  29. Juss awesome...

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  30. Sometimes, in a crisis, something snaps. In Nisha's case, her fear was overcome by her bravery. Lovely story and an appropriate quote!

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