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A Happiness of a Lifetime-Featuring my voice

Short story By: nid

A touching tale about a boy and his mother who indulges in charity and gains a happiness of a lifetime

Submitted:Jul 13, 2008    Reads: 429    Comments: 5    Likes: 2   

It was one of those beautiful mornings, when my mother called me, when I was joyfully lazing my time laying in the grass on the mountain greenery. I had just turned 8 and my mother had promised me to take me to a beautiful place tomorrow. I was happily gazing at the clouds on a sunny day when I was suddenly disturbed and called by my mother. Eric, We are going to the most beautiful place tomorrow. As I told you, It is the most delightful place you ever dreamed of. It is atop the mountain, she said staring at me. I was tempted by this offer and I acquiesced. In the night I kept thinking of the place. It may be a place filled with fragrant daffodils and beautiful angels. The trees may be sculpted in gold and covered with snow. It may be a place where there is a waterfall. It may be a place filled with spectacular scenery where different kinds of flowers blossom. It may be a place filled with fresh mountain air. It may be a place filled with gardens and brooks. Then slowly after thinking a lot, I slept. In the morning with high expectations I proceeded with the journey with my mother. The mountain road was a little steep. We walked for some time and took rest and then we started again. I kept on asking her how long would it take to get there, when I was half way. Then suddenly after reaching some distance my mother stopped and I could well read the board, which said "WESTSIDE-HOME TO BLIND CHILDREN!" I was suddenly disappointed. I was wondering why we were coming here. I felt as though I have faltered. Then I went in and Lo and Behold! I could see children who were blind. They had no eyes. They looked awkward. Then I slowly observed them and I suddenly felt some feeling rushing through my mind. I never knew that this could bring me tears. I slowly saw my mother distributing food to the orphans. I felt that she was doing something wonderful and kind. I went to one of them and slowly fondled him. He became happy as soon as I touched him. I could see the joy radiating from his face. I myself then distributed food to all of them. I could sense the pleasure in charity at that time. I felt at the top of the universe at that time. This may not be a beautiful natural landscape but it is certainly a landscape built of love and affection. Then we thanked everyone and started our way home. Today was the best day and this was the best moment of my life. Then my mother asked me Eric, what do you think about them?. Then, I had to reply fast, God may not have given them eyes like he gave me. But he has certainly given them a lovely home and a place to love and to prosper!



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