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  • He is just in the second standard, a very active
    and lively boy.Looking at him it is hard to believe
    that he is undergoing treatment for bone cancer.
    But he is.
    He,his elder brother and his parents live in another
    corner of the state and have come for his treatment.
    Sometimes his mother is in tears of distress, she is
    scared when she thinks about the future; how will they
    get money for his treatment, how will they repay the
    loan ,if they get it.
    He watches her with great understanding,
    an understanding far beyond his age.
    He tells that he would have been in the 3rd std if
    he had not had this illness,and when he goes back ,
    he will join the school if they have money.
    He would love to go to school with his elder brother.
    And very seriously he tells that if there is no money,
    he will stay in the house, help his parents and play.

    I pray that he will recover and attend school and also play.
    Such a small boy and this calm acceptance of the problem.
    At this very young age he has learnt a very valuable lesson,
    that which takes us years to learn, and some never learn.
    When we accept whatever difficulty comes our way
    in life, it becomes very easy to a find a solution and
    rise far above the problem. We keep on fighting it
    and our life becomes only that,fighting against life
    and blaming fate .
    It all depends on us.
    The small boy reminds me of this quotation which has always
    been one of my favourites,
    ‘God grant me the serenity
    to accept things I cannot change,
    the courage to change things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference’.
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