LIGHT ANOTHER…BEFORE THE FLAME BURNS OUT

Sometimes ago,at the seattle olympic,nine atheletes,all mentally or physically challenged,were standing at the start line for the 100m race.

The gun fired and the race began.not everyone was running,but everyone wanted to participate and win.

They ran in threes,a boy tripped and fell,did a fem somersaults and started crying.The other eight heard him crying.They slowed down and looked behind them.

They stopped and came back…all of them!

A girl with down’s syndrome sat down next to him,hugged and asked,”feeling better now?”

Then,all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.

The whole crowd stood up and applauded.and the applause lasted for a long time…

The people who witnessed this,still talk about it.WHY?

Becoz deep down inside us,we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves.the most important thing in dis lyf is to help others win.even if that means slowing down and changing our own race.

A candle loose nothing if it is used to light another one.

Life’s candle is brief .better to light another,before the flame burns out.

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Manoj Kishore Nayak

Hitherto known as the "Tissue Paper Poet" and credited many a times with initiating the same genre of poetry I, contemplated of writing this blog where I could inter-alia, endeavour to write my random thoughts and publish that of others. The blog will contain subjects of myriad hues ranging from poetry & travelogues to sundry incidents. Being a 'bookaholic' I would like to tell you about the books I read and the authors I meet across the corners which will quench your thirst for literary entertainment and will impart a certain cachet to your intellectuality. Read More...
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