Today’s blog post has nothing to do with finance directly.
In 2013 there was a massive cloud burst and floods in the Uttarkashi area in India. Thousands of pilgrims going to the Kedarnath temple and people living in the adjoining areas got drowned because of the flash floods.
Today I came to know about a boy whose parents and sister had gone for the pilgrimage. Since 2013 there was no news whether they were alive or not. Since their bodies were not found they were not declared dead either. This boy was a student at that time.
Due to the sudden disappearance of his parents and no financial support from relatives, who actually disowned him, he worked at a petrol pump to somehow earn enough money to survive and complete his education.
On 12th April this year, almost 5 years later he got news from a rescue team that his parents were in coma in a villagers home. When he reached there he found that the villager herself was pretty poor, but had taken care of his parents and sister while they were in coma. I am told that his mother and sister are now out of coma and father is still badly unwell.
But when this story was told to me by my friend, both she and I came to this discussion that the miracle was not that in the flash floods the parents and sister of the boy survived but the fact that the villager who herself was not very rich took care of 3 unknown people in coma for almost 5 years. After that when they come back to consciousness, this lady worked with the government authorities to trace this boy who stays in Noida – about 500-600kms away.
There was no money that she got during those years for taking care of the unknown people. During that time this boy, inspite of all the hardships, through his perseverance studied and got himself a decent job and kept his hopes alive of meeting his parents and sister again.
Its the human spirit and the fact that inherently human beings are good that miracles happen. The news channels and papers make out that the world is coming to an end but its people like the villager and the boy who show that the world is still a pretty decent place and all over the world there are human beings who are doing positive things that make this world a much better place to live.
Lets spread the positives to make our world a better place….
Till next time