“Why god why! Why did you do this to me? Now how will I do my work, how will I be able to do my day to day activities? How will I survive without fingers? I feel so vulnerable". Cried a man named Sam, sitting in the church complaining, who had lost his fingers in an accident. Even after so many months passes after the uaccident, he did not do anything but cried about the same things over and over again.
Thank you god, for helping me recover from such a drastic accident and also giving me strength to work again and learn how to live with my difficulties. A big thanks for letting me believe in myself and not letting me break at this point of my life. Thanked a person named James, sitting in the church.
Both of them came to church daily, one to complain and the other to show gratitude towards god.
The first thought that came in my mind after hearing these prayers was that James has everything even after a drastic accident as he may have been lucky and survived the accident. Whereas Sam is so vulnerable, unhappy and life did not do justice to him so he was not able to do well in life and ended up doing nothing.
Hearing their prayers for the first time, I also thought the same but what shook me the most was that James did not have both hands and legs. He gained all my respect and he shook me so bad that I cried, not out of pity but out of the courage and strength he had in him.
I did not have the courage to talk to him that day. Days passed by, I went to the church every day, both of them came every day. James used to come with a women and Sam came alone. Months passed by but I could not gather the courage to talk to James.
But finally one day I went up to him when he was heading out of the church and I told him that I was observing him for months and listening to his positive prayers but I did not have the courage to talk to him but today I really want to ask you that “where does this positivity come from, how come you are not complaining or crying like every other person, even that person who has everything is complaining about something”.
He smiled and said,” life is very simple but our unnecessary needs, seeking too much attention and most importantly greed ruins everything for us. Every person in this world has something to be thankful for, now the choice is yours that do you want to cringe and complain about the things you don’t have or appreciate the things you have. I know you must be thinking that it is easy to say but difficult to apply, even it took me months to handle myself and explain myself that this is who you are now, you can’t bring back your old life”.
I also asked him about his accident to which he said,” this accident took place 7 years ago when I was 18. My whole life was shattered, I had so many questions in mind that why me? What have I done wrong? What will I do now? I don’t have anything left in my life, I am a burden on my family now. I even thought that who would like to spend the rest of her life with a person like me but today, that gorgeous woman standing outside: is my wife. I used to think, I can’t even hold my wife’s hand, and how will I love her but now I realized that holding hands is not important, our hearts are connect with love which is very hard to fade or be broken”.
Now I am a motivational speaker, I have a gorgeous loving wife and a roof on my head. I don’t think I can ask for anything more than this. I am very happy with my imperfections and one can only be happy and satisfied in his or her life when they love and accept themselves because if you won’t love yourself, why would others love you.
I thanked him for giving his precious time to me and for inspiring me. I was overwhelmed by his experienced and I was too carried away by his speech that I did not realize that it was evening and I was still sitting in church watching people come and go, just thinking about what the man told me. I am still very glad that I met him and gathered the courage to talk to him because he was the most humble and generous man I had ever met.