"One day, I felt terrible. My head was full of confusion. I decided to
take a walk even though I had a car and I didn't know where I would
go. The most extraordinary thing(stepping stone of my life) happened
when I was out on this walk.
I saw very old man sitting on a chair. He was a seller of second-hand
cloths.He seemed so tired and nobody was buying his cloths. I wanted
to give him something but I had not brought anything with me.
Then, a little girl came toward him. I heard the child say,
"Grandfather, may I polish your shoes?". That old man took pity on
her, smiled and he gave her a shoe to polish.
The girl said, "I polish the shoe because I need money to buy my
younger brother a new school uniform."
I heard this and tears came to my eyes.I was totally moved.The old man
answered, "Oh, little girl. Just stop doing this. Come with me and I
will buy you a uniform." Then they walked to a market and he bought
her a new uniform.
The girl was so happy. Smile on the face of little girl freed me out
of my mind commotion.
Unknowingly my inner voice spoke about the old man, "You are a hero!
Thank you for your kindness!" .And I walked away.When I glanced back I
could see him still smiling.
I was blown away by the kindness I had just seen. Someone who had so
little themselves, was able to show such incredible generosity!
Amazing! I myself felt ashamed of not helping anyone even though i was
capable of doing so. Then I decided to help him next day.
I began realizing that I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope, some
day, I can show my appreciation of what I have by following the
example of the old man who only had a little, but shared it so
beautifully with someone who had nothing."
Always remember: "Love is when the other person's happiness is more
important than your own.”
WHAT IS LIFE ?
"Philosophy of life". Exactly,this was the topic on which that great personality was delivering speech,not knowing that this would be his last words because soon he got his fourth heart attack from which he could never recover. I was luckiest to listen to his last words that echoed: "Understand the meaning of life and purpose behind it because the only thing that comes to your mind while you are gasping for your last breath is: 'Is your achievement in life powerful enough to behold your existence in this mankind after you die?'. Friends,life is opportunity bestowed to us and please use it..."With these last words he left this material world and went where? May be no one knows. But, he spoke the truth.