A life’s Lesson..A Short Story!!

Sometimes little occurrences in our life teaches us the biggest lessons. Let me elaborate this thought by narrating a beautiful short story. This is a story about a mother, who used to be very exhausted with her daily chores, which included managing two little kids as well. She never wanted to start with her German classes, but she was left with no options. She had already enrolled for it and the classes were about to begin in a day or two. And cancelling it would be a waste of the entire amount already paid to take up the course.

So, finally the day had arrived. And to add up to her list of demotivating factors, the uninvited migraine just kissed her on one side of her forehead. But she really didn’t want to miss the first class, so had to avoid all the hurdles in her path. And finally reached the destination. There was an old fellow, somewhere in his late 60s, standing right in front of the entrance, taking puffs from his cigarette. She just wanted to confirm, and asked him whether it was the correct address, where she was supposed to reach. She showed him a paper that she was carrying in her hand, which stated the classroom number, name of the teacher and other details. He took a very brief look as if everything was already known to him. He was almost done with his smoke and asked her to wait, so that he could join her to the class. She was dumbstruck for a while trying to figure out whether or not he was a student just like her. And to her surprise, he was. For a moment, she was taken aback by his vigor and zeal to learn something new. He was almost double her age, and yet so enthusiastic.  And she thought, look at me cribbing about my problems and showing no keenness to an opportunity in life to learn something new. Right at this moment, this wise fellow taught her one of the biggest lessons of her life. His zest enlightened her life with a new perspective. Since then she never gave up in her entire lifetime, and she talked straight into the face of all her problems, “Bring it on dude! Let’s see what you have got this time.” Because she had faith in herself, and courage in her heart to cope with them all.

It is all about how we tutor our brain. Because everything lies in our head. It is our choice to alleviate our pain with calmness and courage or to aggravate it with our despairing attitude.  It is all about our thoughts and motivations in life which help us cope with the biggest hurdles or to make a trivial issue into our biggest nightmare.

On this positive note, I would just thank you all for stopping by. I hope it made sense and would be of help in any way possible.

Anushree Dutta

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25 thoughts on “A life’s Lesson..A Short Story!!

  1. I love this story as I am sixty-five and studying to receive my Civilian Advocacy Certificate. I believe you are never too old or too damaged to make a difference in your life and in this world. Wonderful, poignant read.

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  2. Hi there 🙂

    What a short and interesting article, I appreciate the story and loved this

    “It is all about how we tutor our brain. Because everything lies in our head. It is our choice to alleviate our pain with calmness and courage or to aggravate it with our despairing attitude. It is all about our thoughts and motivations in life which help us cope with the biggest hurdles or to make a trivial issue into our biggest nightmare.”

    Let’s connect?
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    Kind regards
    Greta

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