I still have fond memories of a certain gentleman who helped shape my future. I was in college when my father passed away. I had another year in front of me in order to be called a graduate. The trouble was I just could not concentrate on my studies anymore. I wanted to quit and stay at home to help my mother cope with the sorrow. We two were the only ones left now and it seemed as if my spirit had died. Whenever I tried to open my books to study, tears would block my view.
At this time, I received God's help through my father's financial advisor. One evening, he visited us and after talking business, inquired about my studies. I told him I could not go to college because I did not want to study anymore. He reminded me how my father had sent me to the best college in our city. Did I want to fulfill my father's dream or did I want to be called a failure and a coward. I wept and said I do want to do what my dad wanted but I just couldn't study. He gave me all the encouragement I needed to be able to carry on. His calming, gentle voice did wonders and I decided to study further and complete my graduation.
I still remember this affectionate gentleman who came to my rescue and helped me make the right decision.
By Amita Sinha
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