I shot this near the station, while i was in the rickshaw, waiting for the signal to turn green. (It’s India, It’s Mumbai.. and hence , the 10 min wait. HAHA)
She came up to me and just smiled.
It was weird, it was surprising.. Because generally, they come and beg for money.
Now, i don’t usually support this (Begging) (Several reasons) , so i simply refuse. And i was quite happy to notice the fact that, all she really wanted was just a smile, in return.
So i not only looked at her and smiled back, but also gave her some ‘Fanta’ that i was drinking. She seemed thirsty. (Okay , well.. i did not have water to give.)
I was curious to talk to her and know her name. At first, she was clueless. But then after a pause of about 10 seconds, she politely said “Kamla”. Firstly, the fact that she knew her name, gave me immense happiness. ‘Cause, a lot of children out there on the streets, aren’t aware of their names..
They say that we learn something from our everyday life experiences. It’s true. The sources can differ, though.
Today, i learnt something really important from a 5 year old (her age -I’m guessing).
It’s the value of little things in life , that count. Could be just a smile, or two words, or a hug, or a child’s innocence.
Respect it. Love it.. as much as you possibly can.
Have a great night!