A sweet short story with a great lesson… worth reading….*
Nearby, a building construction work was going on.
Lots of poor labourers were working there and their small children used to hold onto one another’s shirt and play “train-train”.
Someone would become the engine and others would become bogies
Every day these children used to take turns becoming the engine and bogies …
But there was one small boy wearing only a half pant who used to hold one small green cloth in his hand and become the guard daily.
So once I went to him and asked him ..”beta, don’t u also wish to become an engine or a bogie some time ?
He softly replied ..” Sir , I don’t have a shirt to wear so how will the other children catch me to make the train ?
I could see the slight wetness in his eyes..
But It gave me a lesson…. he could have cried and sat at home and abused his parents for not affording to buy him a shirt.
But instead he chose another way to play and enjoy himself..
In life, we don’t get all things we desire and we keep complaining ..
I dont have a bike, I don’t have car , I don’t have this or that etc…
Life is like that ….we need to make it beautiful and be grateful for what we have ..