Setbacks & Celebrations
--by rajeshpmenon, posted Sep 7, 2017
But unfortunately it failed, and that setback hit me very hard. I went through a very difficult phase where I had to decide to move on and I started seeking answers from the Almighty as to why He did this to me. I started losing my faith in humanity for a very brief period in my life. And I decided to quit completely and withdraw myself from society.
But somewhere inside I had a deep feeling of serving humanity and needy people because in childhood I was very much inspired by Mother Teresa and the work she was doing. So after 3-4 months of suffering, I decided to do community service every weekend to divert my mind and joined a not for profit organization whom I used to support financially in my early career.
I was handed over a project to teach underprivileged children in the slums of Mumbai. I started that activity and on the first day when I reached the location after much trekking - I walked inside a remote village which was really not far from civilization I was taken aback. Here I could see people living in very difficult conditions without electricity and proper road connectivity but still enjoying their life and happy with their surroundings.
My interactions with the kids and parents has taught me valuable lessons about suffering and learning to celebrate daily gifts of life. After that project, there was no looking back for me. I think I celebrate my setback everyday and thank my ex because of whom I chose this path of serving humanity.
I have met some wonderful and beautiful souls in this journey and they have made me believe that there are many more such souls around us and slowly and steadily one step(act) at a time we are making changes and touching the lives of many. God bless every noble soul here and thanks for your patience in reading this story.
2 . Being generous is a treasure and in most cases its through it that success and freedom from our past experiences is attained blessed are they who have understood it