When I used to stay in my home, i experienced something which made me realize how much do we underrate the things we acquire easily.This was how it ensued-
It was an overcast evening, I was returning home on my cycle, as I reached my area’s playground, a kid came running to me. It took me a minute to recall who the kid was, but shortly it occurred to me that he was ‘Mohit’, my younger cousin’s friend who lives not much away from my house.
The kid was glad to see me, he asked me if I could offer him a lift to his place to which I agreed happily as his house was on the way to my home.
The kid joyfully sat behind me on my cycle and started talking, he asked me very innocently “Bhaiyya, Why do you have chubby cheeks?” It made me grin because I thought the kid was just teasing me so I sarcastically questioned him back “Why don’t you have chubby cheeks?” I was prepared to receive another teaser from him, but to my own surprise he answered “Because I don’t have a mother to take care of me and feed me in a loving and caring way that would make my cheeks chubby.” I was taken aback by the answer. Before I could comfort him, we reached his place, He got down my vehicle and gave me a smile which I can’t ever forget in my lifetime, the smile wanted nothing but care. I recollected myself and reached my place.
Then I was sitting on my couch and was contemplative and I suddenly recalled, there was a suicide not much away from my place, committed by a lady who was continuously harassed by her husband and that lady was none other than Yash’s mom. I gasped in shock. I felt really pity for the kid but the next moment I recalled, How lucky I am to have such great parents by my side. How much have I underrated the biggest blessing I’ve received from God, I rushed to my mom’s room and gave her a tight hug and started crying like a baby, she asked me if I was okay and I told her the entire story. She too got very emotional and hugged me again.
That day is still fresh in my memory, I feel pity for the kid, but at the same time I’m also very thankful to him because though unknowingly he taught me to be grateful for the things I have in my life and not whine about those which I’m deprived of.