In response to prompt : Legend
The Gifted Messenger Boy
My grandfather once requested my Dad to help some young boys in his village. My Dad was an Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Defense in New Delhi.
My grandpa sent a fifteen years old boy who he thought was very bright. With this in mind he sent him to New Delhi.
In the beginning he helped my mom with simple chores, within a few months my Dad gave him a job in his office as a messenger boy.
The young man stayed in our house, late in the evening my mom found him trying to learn to read my brother’s book, my mom thought it unbelievable.
His hard work paid him dividends, he privately passed the school courses, and was able to pass the matriculation exam.
He took some small jobs to put him through school, then one fine day he showed up with a degree in Bachelor of Science!
The internet is full of rants.Help tip the balance:today,simply be thankful for something (or someone).
I am happy to write I like the WordPress prompts we get every day. It takes our mind away from ranting. I took up blogging to improve my writing skills, learn from others in the blogging world, there are some who are gifted their writing attracts many including me, it is witty and written well. They write once a week but their writing is worth reading.
I have come across some gifted bloggers who write excellent poems. I always enjoy reading them.
Some are excellent photographers, there is a variety of talent in this world of blogging, if anyone is interested they’ll find plenty of valuable writings to learn from.
I am thankful to WordPress for providing the prompts, and the poets, and writers who devote their time to entertain us.
Lately I have written a few ‘Pep Talk’.It is for a very good cause. I know someone who needs it. This person is brilliant,humble,helpful,in other words doesn’t lack anything except,”Confidence’. I know I need to be cautious when I do this,I never presume to know everything,but I sometimes can be quite convincing. So here is my Pep Talk for this person,whom I will give the pseudonym ,’Harry’.
I noticed he was not as jovial as he used to be.He lacks interest in his work.He works all night and sleeps all day. The worst part is he has fallen behind in important work. I thought he needs cheering up,someone to remind him he is brilliant and that he should forget about some of the negative things that happened in his life.
I said, ‘Harry my dear,you are a gifted writer,you have won countless awards,you need to think about the positive things in your life and try to get back your lost confidence. The only nocturnal living things I know are ,cats,I had a few,they slept all day and ran around all night.This is their lifestyle they are not expected to work for their livelihood.Humans do it for them,they are fed,cleaned and taken to the vet,a fantastic life isn’t it.We on the other hand are diurnal,our work is done during the day and we sleep at night. Think about it this way,a lot is expected of us,especially a brilliant person like you. Put all the negative thoughts in the litter box,start anew,look back at all your accomplishments and start believing in yourself. Anyone who makes you feel small,it’s their problem,they are jealous because they are unable to do what you can,cheer up my friend,all is not lost.’