In today’s world, where people believe everyone is selfish,uncaring and preoccupied, there are still few who love to help, care and console. This is about a new lesson I learnt yesterday.
I am among the ones who believe that everyone is good if you are good.I always try to see and appreciate the positive side of an individual. Also, I trust people easily too . Many of my friends shout at me, and tell me, “not everyone is good ” . I just smile back and reply “not everyone is bad” . Many consider me mad and stupid because of this, and most of the people reading this may be thinking the same.
Yesterday I was in real trouble, I had gone to collect my internship certificate, I worked in a government organization and it took a lot of time to get ready. Finally I got it, from there I went to my college to meet my sir. I met one of my friend there, my handbag was too small for the certificate so I asked him to keep it safely in his bag. While going back, my friend and me shared the auto. We got down near the station. He headed for his classes, and I took my train. As soon as my train started I realized I din’t had my certificate. I got scared as I thought I took it from my friend and left it in the auto,I was not sure though . I blanked out for few seconds. Government procedures take time, and I got the certificate after a long time. Plus, I din’t had my phone.
Seeing my panic -stricken face one lady in train asked me if she could help. I asked for her phone to make an urgent call. I called my friend, he din’t answer. She insisted me to try again, I did so, but in vain.
I got down at next station and returned to Andheri ( the station where my college is, and my friend’s classes too ) . I went to the PCO and kept trying his number. The shopkeeper of the PCO also asked me what the matter was, I asked him whether he knew about any CCNA classes. He told me there are many classes nearby and tried other shopkeepers but no one had any idea.
My idea was to first confirm from my friend whether he had the certificate and then accordingly take action. But he wasn’t picking up and I din’t knew where his classes were. I just remembered it was in some building near station. I went to the nearest building and enquired. The receptionist of one of the classes helped me, and came along with me, to check in other classes in that building too. I saw three girls near that building, and requested one of them for the phone to make a call. Again no reply I got.
Tears rolled down my eyes. How can I be so irresponsible? I was wondering. The girls noticed the tears, calmed me down and consoled. I explained them the whole scene, they first brought me out of my panic mode. They accompanied me to another building where classes are held. The manager there also helped me and offered water. Those girls were already late for their classes, still were helping me. I thanked all and told I shall manage so that they could get back to their works.
Finally I got my certificate. It was with my friend only, he received the call during the break. It was a very hectic and strange day. I kept running from one coaching classes to another like a lost, helpless girl. I felt weak at a point of time.
But at the end of the day, I just smiled. I was thinking about the people who helped me, the lady in the train, the receptionist, the three girls, the manager of other classes, the PCO uncle for his concern. They left their works, and took time for me to listen and help. They made me realize that the world is not that bad a place. I was touched and glad. I was reminded how once I helped a lady in train , how I consoled a girl crying in washroom, and many other incidences. I have always helped people, I love to. This time I was in their place, I needed help, and received it too.
Though strangers, I will always have a special place and sense of respect for them in my heart. Moreover, I learned an important lesson…Whenever you lend a helping hand to anyone, someday, you will receive help in trouble too. Truly and blissfully experienced this. All the blessings count, if you are good, people will be good. I wasn’t wrong. Ultimately, what goes around comes around. Be good, do good, help all and you will find reasons to smile… 🙂 🙂
– Straight from My heart,