By Suchita Trivedi:
Everyday, I get to meet a lot of people in my circle. And I always fail to recognize myself among them, I always ask a question to myself “Who am I?” Till now I have not found an answer. But I very agreeably can make out one thing and that is “I possess a heart, a heart that can nurse back the psychological health of a person; a heart that can find contentment in every part of life”.
Today I met a 20 year old college boy Rave. Rave is a victim of a car crash. He was returning from college on his bicycle, when two cars had a collision. In the crash one of the cars lost its footing and smashed him. In this misfortune he went through a massive loss- physical as well as psychological.
For about an hour his hand was dead bolt under the off-centered car. But after the great effort of medical care his hand has been operated Â upon and regrettably had to be alienated from his body. However, nothing could restore his lost confidence. So now-a-days whenever he sees himself in the mirror, tears and silent cries come along. Because now Rave considers him as a different person, distinct from his family, his friends and each person around like chalk and cheese.
When I met this young man Rave, I said “Oh boy you give the impression of being handsome”, but no reactions were to be seen. Then I comprehended very well that these things wouldn’t act on Rave, so I said “Dear, if someone in the least lost one of his fingers, does that mean his other fingers will stop working? You can’t make other sections of your body to stop working just because the loss of one of your hands”. Â But again no reaction. I scrutinized Â his face very closely.
Then I said “Dear I will let you know of a story, the true one.Â Looking at you reminds me the person who didn’t get even an opportunity to sense; sense how it all feels to have pair of hands and to be in motion with fingers, how does it feel to clasp something with your palms. He wasn’t lucky enough to get even a chance to be acquainted with what standing on feet is, footing on grass. Have you heard of Nick Vujicic? I told him about Nick Vujicic who suffered from a rare disability characterised by the absence of all four limbs, yet he is the inspiration for many others.
You will find many people who can’t even boast of what you are left with. You have a pair of leg to walk leisurely. In spite of everything you still have the possibility to make your left arm get skilled in what your right arm was.
He raised his eyes to look at me.
Then looking back into his eyes, I said “You still have a life to live.You have to be the victor in the battle of life. Let this life recognize you as a tough shell to crack. You have a long life to go. So, light up the spirit in your heart that can never be broken.
All this made him cover his face with the only hand he had and burst out into tears. “I’m sorry” was all that he said but I knew he could lift himself up now.
In current times a good number of people are displeased from tip to toe with what they have. This is because every single human being is looking up at the sky and is gradually forgetting his grounds. In the current scenario every single person wants to fly high but in that they always fail to keep in their mind that they will be in need of a ground when they will fall.
With this story I want to make people understand the importance of ground. The importance of having an aim of achieving things along with being happy and satisfied with what you have. Because most of the time we fail to enjoy some beautiful moments of life in running after things we wish to have.
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