Today I’ll share a story… story of a boy… story of a man…a man of passion and pride… a man of who pulled life to his side. He was one of the naughtiest boys on earth, who would make others go crazy with his mischiefs, never leaving a trail behind . Unlike many of us privileged children here, he was brought up in many unfavourable conditions. Life kept testing and trying him every now and then. When we would insist for a pepsi from our parents, he would help his fill gallons. Unlike us who would peacefully sleep even when electricity went off, he lived without the same for years. Unlike us who insist our parents for gifts or luxuries or simple desires, he would plan what to do to assist them better.
Unlike those, who crib about their life and curse their fortune to be misfortune, he always took the same as a reason to boost him move ahead in life. He would not fill slam books at the year end in his teenage, but would keep his diary record with plans to begin learning and earning. I take pride in talking of him, UNLIKE those who mocked at him all those years. How great was his passion towards life that never could his peer group or the society discourage him or bring down his moral and stop him from thinking positive, trying, smiling, being happy and being naughty He who always was humble enough to accept what he was lacking in and had always been ready to learn, learn from just anyone, anytime, UNLIKE, many of us. When in our early adulthood, we plan and change our plans endless times, he too did the same, the purpose and the way being different. He would study, go for 3 jobs a day, support his family, at the same time save…save to build a house, save for his and siblings studies and safe future, save for the weddings, save for the social commitments save …save to be able to MOCK back at those who mocked at him some fine day. He, who never was revengous towards anybody, but used everything within his mind to push him further. He who made and changed plans, UNLIKE…., not filling forms for big institutes or sitting for entrances. His plans made him learn to be a plumber, an electrician, servicing at shops, painting refridgerators, repairing gadgets, big and small, getting trained as a mechanic…what was he hunting?!! NOTHING !!
He was just learning, to make himself efficient at everything so that never comes a time when life can close doors at him. He had the strength and passion to challenge life, that life, that kept testing and trying him. He kept learning and studying, side by side, filling his hands with experience and his portfolio with certificates and earning along with. As I have always heard, he would never say, ‘No, I don’t know this job.” He would never want to miss any chance. He would say YES and would learn and work side by side and complete the job. Beginning his professional career, which at that time he too was not aware would be his loved work, a student of a known name in computer learning, would guide his junior batch. When one fine day, on a required day, the instructor unavailable and this boy comes up and takes the responsibility to teach the junior batch, the lesson of the day. That day and there was no looking back. He was a student and a teacher at the same institute. Doors opened to him as a computer operator at the age of 16, as I remember. I would not have really believed on everything I kept hearing until I met that man. The man,in his late 50′s now, a rich established man. One fine day, when the boy of our story, who was now in his 30′s, got the very old contact of that man whom he served as a computer operator at the age of 16. I met that man and I was amazed to see his behaviour, how he talked of those past years, how he remembered each and everything about that boy. He shared how that boy happened to become his favourite and finally manage his entire team, how that boy set up all the hardwares and softwares, how that boy taught his daughter who was earning in lakhs today How that man blessed him, our story man!
Moving ahead in life, studying and working, smiling at each new day, our boy was now 20+ and into an international name as a team member. Still with responsibilities upon him, he made new friends and also faced a lot of criticism and mockery, but nothing could shatter his strength and will power.They say “God helps those who help themselves.”, and this man is a real time example of the same. Not opening much pages of his life, I would never be tired or fall short of words to speak of him though , he today stands as a perfect professional with many talents, a perfect son, a perfect brother, a perfect father, a perfect MAN, MY MAN!! One who knows what sacrifice, compromise and adjustment means, one who can define the thin line of difference between these.
And today, on his birthday, I again thank the Lord for choosing me to be the blessed one, the one whom he would love with all his heart and soul. Happy birthday sweetheart. I am nothing without you Love you.