Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
firstly lets spend some time to read the story below:
I was walking around in a Big Bazar store making shopping, I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ''Uncle, are you sure I don't have enough money?'' I counted his cash and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy the dolll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much .Iwanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister. '' My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and aid: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister. ' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?'' 'OK' he said, I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money. The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money! ' Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.' I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.. Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy? Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away.. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Now, I was very happy informed the news to many of my well wishers and started dreaming about the mobile i will buy in Feb, some X i will do in April, another Y i will do in June etc. Then next week I went to Hyderabad and came back to office along with some Karachi sweets. but the news awaiting me was no sweet!! As soon as i entered the office my mgr informed me that there is going to be no increment this year!!! and even worst part is even promotion hike is not given!! I was telling to ppl that my company is working well and there is no problem for me what so ever! but recession has hit me directly right in between my two eyes. Now, here i stand with a promotion in hand and a empty pocket looking at the coming appraisal season. God knows what is going to happen by then!!
But in this whole drama one thing i realised is taht money, certainly is a motivating factor to work that extra yard for the organisation. now i'm finding it very hard to motivate myself to work with the same vigour and heart. but nonetheless i'm keeping my best to do so. After all, I AM a HUMAN. Though the situation is like this I'm not much worried!! and I did not lose my mind. I am thinking about only those things which are concerned to me and which I can actually control. So i'm enquiring about different medications which I can provide to my mother to make her become normal. Thats the top priority in my list at least for the next year or so!!