Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Nearby, a building construction work was going on. Lots of poor labourers were working there and their small children used to hold on to one another’s shirt and play “train-train”. Someone would become the engine and others would become bogies. Every day, these children used to take turns becoming the engine and bogies. But, there was one small boy wearing only a half pant who used to hold one small green cloth in his hand and become the guard daily.

So, once I went to him and asked him ..”son, don’t you also wish to become an engine or a bogie some time?” He softly replied, “Sir , I don’t have a shirt to wear so how will the other children catch me to make the train? I could see the slight wetness in his eyes.

But, it gave me a lesson,  he could have cried and sat at home and abused his parents for not affording to buy him a shirt. But instead, he chose another way to play and enjoy himself..

In life, we don’t get all things we desire and we need to make it beautiful and be grateful for what we have .