Sunday, February 28, 2010

84.Proud father

The other day,my driver came to office with his daughter who had just entered college. Against all odds, the girl had completed her schooling, mostly from her village. During a short period of stay in the city, she had acquired some self-confidence and city manners.

When the girl met me, she greeted me with three words, "good morning, sir".I could see the face of my driver radiating with happiness and pride.I had never seen him so happy and proud.By uttering three simple English words with confidence,the girl had made her father's day.She justified the years of effort he had put into her education. The three words made him forget all the hardship he had suffered in putting the first ever girl in the family in a college.

Two thoughts passed my mind when I saw the glowing face of my driver. First, when one educates his daughter against odds, one does a lot for her, but does much more for oneself. When the effort bears fruit, the joy and pride one experiences is impossible to describe in words.These feelings are worth much more than all the wealth one may have accumulated. Second, it is not big things which make us happy. More often, it is the smallest things that make us the happiest.In the present case, the three words uttered with confidence were enough.

I pray that the girl goes on to achieve more and more, fulfilling all the dreams of her father and giving him many more moments of happiness and pride.

8 comments:

rohini said...

sure he would be a proud father....parents alws think and want their kids to grow big and aquire knwoldge more n mmore....which probably they were devoid off.,...
here certainly the driveer must have sacrised lots of things and self wishes...and yes all his efforts have been paid....
i wish the girl all the best...

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Proud father deserves to reap happiness - sacrifices well worth.

BK Chowla, said...

I would give credit to both, Father and Daughter.
Father for encouraging his daughter and to the girl for having had the confidence and believing in herself.

R. Ramesh said...

u have a good heart buddy...u rightly deserve best results in life...cheers:)

geeta said...

Parents really do forget the hardships and their sacrifices when their children make them feel proud by their deeds.


Geeta (www.itslifeblog.com)

R. Ramesh said...

dropped in 2 say hi boss..

Onkar said...

Hi,Ramesh, thanks for your quick visit.

Deepak Acharya said...

very nice post and good observation.