It HAS to fall into place, there is no other way: Inspirational Story
“I grew up in a village near Patiala. I came from a humble background, my father used to make ‘mitti ke bartan’ and mom was a housewife. Some days, I’d struggle in school because I was helping my father with his work –we’ve seen our fair share of poverty. A moment I remember was when I was in class 8 in my village’s government school and I first saw a Jawa motorcycle parked near a river– I wondered if I’d ever be able to make enough money to buy one for myself.
I worked hard throughout school and at 19, I went to Chandigarh to visit my brother and landed up getting a job as a mechanic. My salary was 90 Rupees… I learned everything there was about bikes at that point. I worked there for 13 years –I saved most of my salary, did double shifts and finally, I was able to get a shop of my own!
Everyday I went to work by 7am and left at 7pm. I prayed for an hour before starting work. That was my routine for the next 35 years. While I was busy taking care of the shop, my wife would take care of our home. It was because of her that I was able to keep the shop running for so long. She was the backbone of everything — without her, I wouldn’t have survived even a day! Bit by bit, we were able to build our lives and give our children everything we never had.
And then a miracle happened! A few years ago, I repaired an old Jawa bike…I did such a good job, that the owner gifted it to me — my dream actually came true! It’s been my lucky charm and still drives me to work every day, both literally and metaphorically — it reminds me that anything is possible and everything happens at it’s own time.
In my 67 years, most of which were spent working — I’ve always accepted the work I was capable of and only taken the money I deserve. I’ve never taken advantage of anyone even though not everyone is as kind… I’ve learned how to forgive people. Once, I did someone’s work with all my heart and he paid me 2000 Rs less. I felt betrayed but then remembered that God is watching everything and let it go.
It’s just as simple as that – hard work, perseverance and faith can get you everywhere. The cheating, greed, monopoly won’t. So keep dreaming about the things you want to achieve and work your way towards it — It HAS to fall into place, there is no other way.”
Source: Humans Of Bombay
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