Wednesday, 23 April 2014

T for Thankful!!

       They clapped as he cut the ribbon and entered his new office. Even though he had been successful in life, there wasn't any glitch in his demeanour. He was modest and down-to-earth kind of person. Never did he try to exploit his power, as many would do.

       It was Tuesday and as usual he visited the school. But this time, he was associate with his P.A. He stood there waiting for the bell to ring and as soon as it does, a girl about seven years old, came running towards him and hugged him. He took his time to enquire about her well being and about her studies. He gave her the cookies he had brought for her and after some time, dropped her off.

       He saw his assistants' eyes filled with curiosity, and could literally hear the wheel's of thoughts running. "Sir, is she...?" He cut her off mid sentence and started to share his past, the one that none knew. He had a distant look in his eyes as he recalled those days. "I was eight when my mom passed away. I had never seen my dad's face. When she dies, I was totally devastated and didn't know what to do. Hungry and crying, that's how he found me; the man who became the light of my life."
  
        "I didn't know who he was but he was a kind soul. He gave me shelter and a whole new life. He thought me the importance of knowledge. He also said never to look down on people, everyone had their own struggles. Today whoever I am, it is because of him. If that day he hadn't helped me, I don't know where and in what state I would have been! I am so thankful for his kindness. So when I saw this girl begging alms, I saw my past! So I have been helping her ever since. That way I wish to pass on the fortune that was bestowed on me"

       There wasn't need to say anything much after that. They drove in silence; both of them preoccupied with their own train of thoughts.

image source: google images

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



Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

33 comments:

  1. A story that teaches us so much!! Good one!

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  2. Aww such a sweet and motivating story!

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  3. A beautiful story! It is true that we must never underestimate the difference we can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help...

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  4. Nice one. Did not expect this ending. Complete surprise for me.

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  5. How much a gesture can do for people. So well expressed, Swathi :)

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  6. A very touching story. A simple act of kindness can mean so much to someone.

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  7. Kindness bestows kindness, nice story, Swathi :)

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  8. Financial assistance is one thing. Bestowing love is totally different. We need the latter so much more than the former.

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  9. such a sweet and motivating story :)

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  10. Yeah its providence to come across such people

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/teppan/

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  11. it is lovely to see that people remember their past and are so compassionate :)

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  12. Lovely message incorporated in a good story :). If only everyone paid forward the kindness they received, this world would be much better place.

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  13. wow! what a thought!! people who have been there, know what it is like and they are the most compassionate...

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  14. Lovely, Swathi. He's giving back much more than what he received !!

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  15. what a beautiful story... some acts do change life.

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  16. Indeed life is a cycle.. wat goes around, comes around!

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  17. That was such a great act of gratitude . Paying forward is greatest thing one can do
    Dropping by from A to Z- good luck
    http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.in/

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  18. What goes around comes around. We need to have gratitude and give happiness. Nice post Swathi..Going great...

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  19. such gestures always stood in front when we saw people loosing hope every time.

    T for Turbulence

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  20. Another fabulous post Swathi! We should always be grateful and thankful for what we have achieved.

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  21. If only people would pass on the good deeds, the world would be a much a better place :)

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  22. Beautiful n touching Swati :)

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  23. Very moving story Swati:-) Beautiful. Pass it on right?:-) Acts of kindness...

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  24. Lovely post. An act of kindness can change a life. A lot should be more kind and make this world a better place.

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  25. Thankfulness can do wonders.. Kindness well explained Athos!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  26. We never know how deeply we touch someone with our kindness to them

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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