“Hey dear, will you please help me to cross the road?” The old women asked a youngster passing-by.
“I don’t have time for you old hag, I’m busy.” The youngster replied and walked away.
An old woman probably 70-75 years old is standing on a sidewalk in a busy street. She wants to cross the road. She is holding big bags in both her hands. Due to traffic she was not able to cross the road. She asked many people passing-by to help her, but none did. She just stood there helplessly.
Suddenly she felt a warm hold on her hand. She looked back. There stood a man in his mid-40s. He wore a white suit. His face was very sharp and his eyes glowed with the intensity of power he holds. Two well-built men in black suit stood behind him. They wore glasses and looked like bodyguards.
“Mam let me help you.” The man said. The guards took those two big bags from her. The man took her hand in his hand and started crossing the road. The guards indicated the vehicles passing-by to stop, so that they can cross the road.
“You…….. You look just like my son” The old women looked at the man’s face and said in a low voice. The man looked at her and smiled.
“I….. I was standing there for a long time to cross the road. But no one helped me. You look like a busy man. Then why?? Why did you help me???” the old women asked tremblingly.
“Because recently I realized that love, compassion, family, relationships etc. are the most important things in any one’s life.
You know I have never seen my father. I lived with my mother in a village. We had nothing, we were very poor. She raised me with great difficulty. When I became a youngster, I wanted to become so rich that, I worked day and night. And it paid off. Now I’m very rich and powerful.
I was so obsessed with making money that I forgot my mother. I gave her everything other than love. I never married. I thought children are liabilities. I never had any real friend.
I was so much involved in my work that I never cared to visit my mother, even in her last days. With lot of pain in her heart she said goodbye to this world.”
A drop of tear rolled down his cheeks.
“When I saw my mother’s body lying lifeless in the coffin, a thought struck me like a bolt of lightning.
I’m alone in this world.
There is no one in this world to share my feelings. I’m all alone in this world with my riches.”
In the meantime they have crossed the road. The old women took her bags from the bodyguards.
“That single thought changed me. Now I’m trying to live a simpler life by helping others, making new friends, enjoying every moments of my life” the man said looking deeply into the sky.
The old women smiled.
“Each and every human being in this world is meant to do something that will make the entire mankind happy. You just have to realize that something. Everything in this world has its own time to reveal itself. Always do the right thing son” Saying that she walked away.
“What did she say, ‘Always do the right thing son’ that is……… that is exactly the same worlds my mother used to say when I was a child. How did she know that” he thought. A strange sensation passed through his body.
“Hey mam, wait. Where do you want to go? I can drop you off!!” he shouted while running into the crowd. But she was no were to be seen. She already disappeared into the crowd of that busy street.
The man stood there wondering what just happened!!!