Most of us in the present era just don’t realize the importance of a default gift that is given to all –the gift of a LIFE. Taking it for a granted we have a move on strategy, and follow it strictly. It so happened that weeks back, when I was standing in the regular queue of our mess hall to get my dinner, I encountered something unusual. A very familiar, pretty face of a girl appeared in front of me with a veil covering her head. She was missing from the campus for a long time as she was diagnosed with cancer. Months of chemo had put a hold to her academics, and the most unbearable thing in this story was that she was her class topper. Chemo had taken away her long gorgeous hair but her face still had the serene beauty which hid the mild sadness from within.
She was right in front of me and I plucked up the courage to ask her how she was. Giving a broad smile she said she was doing good and joined our line. I went back to sit at my regular place but my eyes could not avoid catching a glimpse of her again. When she settled down, all the eyes in the hall were staring at her with curiosity. Hearing from her friends I found out that she had come back to write the exams that she missed in both the previous and current semester. Her treatment was still going on side by side and she was allowed to leave the hospital for a few days.
I was deeply motivated hearing this. From semester to semester we rub our benches simply to pass on time and carelessly appearing for the exams, it was like somebody kicking me hard to realize a life I had to live on. A silent battle that she fought amidst her ill health at one side and her ambition to excel in the exams on the other side is just a distant dream any cancer survivor could have thought of. She has the prayers of all of us along with her which will help her return to the pink of health soon.
I have always heard that life could be challenging at times, but surviving a life could never be such a mammoth task for few like her. Life could turn sides at any instant throwing obstacles unexpectedly in our smooth trajectory. Reckoning how most of us waste our time and energy on useless things one big thing I learnt from her was not to live an empty life like the crowd around. Inspiration can be anywhere hidden around you to discover and unravel the true meaning behind it.