The Day When Two Lives Changed

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This is story about a poor boy and a cruel boy who become best freinds.

Submitted: April 12, 2013

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 In the busy street of Mumbai there was a boy who sat near a shop, he was a beggar. He was a bit deaf and also blind. He had sign board in which he wrote "I'm a bit deaf and also blind, please help" with a bowl which had few coins. Some cruel children would just beat him and move. Some people would throw an empty wrapper of wafers or empty can of soda in his bowl. Very few people would give coins in his bowl. So one day, a cruel boy came running to the boy and snatched the bowl from the boy. Then the boy shouted " what are you doing?!, I know that you are taking my coins, please don’t do that, I have not eaten food since yesterday so I was collecting money to eat food, please don’t take my money away, I want to eat food!!!" the cruel boy shouted loudly "eat food from the money left in the bowl" but the boy disagreed and said “No!, give me my money back, I have only left with Re.1, I  can't get a single thing to full fill my stomach." the cruel boy got angry so he turned around the sign board so no one can read the board and give him money. Then he ran away with money. Afterwards a lady walked by she took a few coins from her pocket and dropped them into the bowl. She then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. She put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the bowl began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the poor boy. That afternoon the lady who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy tried his best to hear the footsteps carefully and recognized that these are the lady's footsteps and then he asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?” The lady said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.” She worte: “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot hear and see it.Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing"? The boy replied "No".  Of course both signs told people the boy was bit deaf and blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was bit deaf and blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not deaf and blind. The boy told about the cruel boy to the lady that he will come here to take his money soon, She replied "don’t worry I will wait here for some time". After fifteen minutes the boy arrived. The lady was hiding near a wall to catch the boy and she did. The boy was scared and said "What are you doing?” she replied “I know what you did with this boy". The cruel boy said “let me go!” she said "NO! First listen my words and go ". The boy thought that he cannot do anything so he replied “ok". Then she said very politely “ Boy Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively. Invite others towards good with wisdom... When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Handle your present with confidence. Keep faith in god and be afraid of him, he sees all your good deeds as well as bad deeds.

Great people say, “Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness…. In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience.”

“The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful, knows that you are the reason behind it!!!”

The cruel boy’s eyes were wide open and he realised his mistake. He then went to the poor boy and said politely " Sorry, I will not trouble you agan". The poor boy hardly heard the word "Sorry". Then he said " Its okay".

When the cruel boy was turning back and moving, the poor boy asked him loudly " Would you like to be my friend?". Again cruel boy's eyes were wide open, there was a long pause. The cruel boy happily said " Yes, why not".

And at last they become best friends. They both said " Thank You!" to the lady who made them best friends and the cruel boy was no more cruel. Then the lady walked away and they both never saw her again.

 


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