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(416) Heart Touching Story of a Little Boy / Statue of Goddess Saraswati in Washington DC.

Heart Touching Story of a Little Boy

I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw the lady in the cashier hand this little boy some money back. 

The boy couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 years old. 

The Cashier said, ‘I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.’ 

Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ”Nanny, are you sure I don’t have enough money?” 

The old lady replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.” 

Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around for a cheaper one. She left quickly. 

The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. 

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to . 

‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. 

She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.’ 

I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. 

But he replied to me sadly. ‘No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mummy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.’ 

His eyes were so sad while saying this. ‘My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mummy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.” 

My heart nearly stopped. 

The little boy looked up at me and said: ‘I told daddy to tell mummy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the shops.’ 

Then he showed me a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me ‘I want mummy to take my picture with her so she won’t forget me.’ 

‘I love my mummy and I wish she didn’t have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.’ 

Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. 

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. ‘Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!” 

‘OK’ he said, ‘I hope I do have enough.’ I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money. 

The little boy said: ‘Thank you God for giving me enough money!’ 

Then he looked at me and added, ‘I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mummy could give it to my sister . He heard me!” 

‘I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mummy, but I didn’t dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.” 

‘My mummy loves white roses.’ 

As I saw the old lady returning, I left with my basket as to not cause a scene. 

I finished my shopping in a totally different state of mind from when I started. 

I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to remove the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. 

Was this the family of the little boy? 

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away. 

I couldn’t stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. 

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. 

I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. 

And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.  

The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving ….you will have an even better day after you pass this on…

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Thanks- Dr. Mahesh – from his e-mail

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16-foot statue of goddess Saraswati in Washington DC.

It was recently gifted by Indonesia to the U.S. government

 

 

 “The statue symbolises values that parallel key principles of Indonesia-U.S. relations”

Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, has gifted an

imposing 16-foot-high statue of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of education and wisdom,

to Washington DC.

The goddess’ statue, on top of a lotus, stands tall a block away from the Indian Embassy

in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the  Embassy of India in Washington D.C.USA

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the Embassy of India in Washington D.C.USA

Hindus constitute just three per cent of the Indonesian population. A little over a mile

from the White House, the statue is yet to be formally inaugurated, but has already

become an attraction for city residents and large number of tourists who visit the city

every day.

“Devi Saraswati is one of the Goddesses in Hinduism, the primarily practised religion

among Balinese people in Indonesia, which itself is the world’s biggest Muslim-majority

country. Yet, her representation at the Indonesian Embassy was not decided out only of

any religious grounds, but more on its symbolised values that parallel with several key

principles of Indonesia-U.S. relations under comprehensive partnership, in particular

education and people-to-people contact,” a spokesperson at the Indonesian

Embassy told PTI.

The construction of the statue began in mid-April, and was built by five native Balinese

sculptors led by I. Nyoman Sudarwa, who wrapped up the job in five weeks.

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Thanks- Mr. Mansukhlal Gandhi- from his E-mail

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You will also like this……….

 Small Story with a Powerful Message:

A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles.

The girl had some sweets with her.

The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets.. 

The girl agreed. 

The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl.

The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised.

That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he kept wondering if the

girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble.

Moral:

If you don’t give your hundred percent in a relationship, you’ll always keep

doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent.

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Thanks- Yogesh Kanakia -from his e-mail

 

 

2 responses to “(416) Heart Touching Story of a Little Boy / Statue of Goddess Saraswati in Washington DC.

  1. pragnaju March 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    નાન છોકરાઓની ખૂબ સરસ પ્રેરણાદાયી વાતો
    બને તો આ વાર્તાઓ ગુજરાતીમા મૂકશો
    અમે તો મા સરસ્વતી અને મહાત્મા ગાંધીજી નજીક પણ જઇ શક્યા નથી !
    ગઇ કાલથી The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Thursday, March 20 through Sunday, April 13.પણ શરુ થયો છે…માણવા પ્રયત્ન કરશું

  2. Ramesh Patel March 21, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    ખૂબ જ સંવેદનશીલ જગતમાં આ વાર્તાઓ લઈ ગઈ…એક લાગણીસભર રજૂઆત.સુંદર મનનીય સંકલન. શ્રી મનસુખભાઈ ગાંધીનો વિચારવંત લેખ પણ ગમ્યો…આભાર આદરણીયશ્રી વિનોદભાઈ.

    રમેશ પટેલ(આકાશદીપ)

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