Myself in the Tall Woods – Photo by Manish Doshi During one of the weekend trainings that I was taking about 5 years ago, another girl who was about my height or an inch taller, came up to me and said “At your height, you really teach us how to stand really really tall!” I […]The most memorable thing anyone said to me
This share from Pragalbha Doshi reminded me of mine too..
An encounter with a stranger lady taught me something so profound that it took me under its spell and keeps me there still now.
Once, while I was travelling by train, got to meet a lady, a co-passenger of the same name as me. Both felt quite excited to know each other and strangely we connected instantly. After some initial hellos and introductory notes, both felt like reaching each others vibes well. Thus started some chit chats after which we really got into serious discussions on life, its journey, the people involved in it and all the more.
While talking she shared some of her tragic happenings in her life. She was terribly cheated by her relatives after the death of her husband which prompted her to leave her ancestral home, land and even all her precious belongings, assets, jewelleries. She was left with nothing, nor anyone beside her to support or fight for her, but one innocent two year old kid in her arms.
The initial support, though a short term one, she received from her brother. Luckily, she was educated enough to stand up on her own feet which surely gifted her a decent job to mend her life and fetch for her and her child much comfortably.
Though I was very much sure of that, still felt very upset and asked her why she wasn’t reacting to or taking any step against the culprits who are enjoying her rightful share of luxurious life at the cost of their tears.
She gave me such an answer which till now helps me inspire my thoughts whenever I feel helpless about something which is beyond my control. It was…
“Let them enjoy no..?!! They took away the things which weren’t owned by me. Anyways, can they ever take away my destiny..? Whatever destined for me can’t be taken away and whatever not for me, they will never stay.”
Such a profound thought..!!Meeting her that day, seems such a blessing to me now. Even now I apply her words putting them in my Mind, whenever I’m stuck in any such awful situation.
We were in touch for long. But somehow lost touch now, as, may be, life has its own time table for each and everyone. She’s a woman of substance. She’s a fighter. She struggled, stood up on her own, drove her own self towards her own destiny. She’s self employed, self made. Presently running an online website, virtually working for women in distress, leading a team of women’s organisation, from the luxuries of her own home sweet home. Her kid, now a man, working with a reputed MNC, well settled. She thanks and blesses her so-called culprits for whom she got an identity of her own. And those so-called relatives, under her care now, whom she couldn’t refuse to help, seeing them suffering severely in distress and disgust in several ways.
Such an angel she was..!! If you ask me, “Do you believe in Angels, do they exist at all now..??” You know my answer already, I think..!!