Life always throws challenges at your face, when you are busy being satisfied. It will make you realize that being content is a bad thing.
Ironically, we are always content with attainable things and we yearn for more for the unachievable things. That is the human nature and if a person proves to be an exception, then he is made of great. I know one such person who made the ironic philosophy of humans to run away in fear.
The man who is exceptionally great and who taught me greater values was my 'grandfather'.
I have a lot of things to share about him, but I will stick to the more relevant things.
My grandfather was not the usual type of grandfathers. He was not the type to pat his granddaughter on her head nor would he make her sit in his lap and tell her sweet stories. Yet, I will say he is the greatest.
Because I am not the usual granddaughter too.
He will always be immersed in his own work. And most of the memories of him which remain in me are the ones in which he works.
He used to get up early before anyone in the house and would have completed his morning prayers before the toothbrush hits my mouth.
Even though he was past 80, he would take his bicycle which he had been using for many years to go to work. Yes. He worked and continued working even a few weeks before he shed his mortal soul.
I would sit and look at him in wonder. The vigour he had in him, the energy he would spread is unmatchable!
I have heard stories from my family about my grandfather. My mom would say that his habits and practices had been inculcated in him from his childhood. It would be better to use the term 'developed' rather than inculcated!
The circumstances surrounding a man will make him do million things to achieve his goal. And my grandpa was in a similar situation. He was forced to act like that. He sacrificed his childhood, his joy and his pleasures so that his family would be a little more happier than they were then.
For a man, who never went to school, he was master of languages, being fluent in 6 different languages, in both reading and writing!
He was thirsty for knowledge and whenever I showed him my progress report from school, he never patted my head, nor praised me, but a glint of pride would appear in his eyes and that would be the prouder moment for me than receiving the proficiency prize in the school assembly.
And whenever he spoke to me, it was to make the little girl a better citizen for the future. I remember him telling me in childhood, that we are blessed to be able to serve the poor and I must do so in the future when I have all the means.
When I chose medical profession, I remembered it. But sadly, he didn't live to see me complete my course and now, on the verge of completing the long course, I still want to be my grandfather's favourite granddaughter, than any other in this world.
And undeniably, my grandpa is 'made of great'.
Read my other #madeofgreat post here.
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