Inspirational Story About a Hardworking Girl
‘Life is an attitude of the mind’ – this was disclosed to me in no uncertain terms by a simple girl I once knew. She was about fifteen years of age, fair and pretty. She had a sweet face and a charming smile.
Every morning, she arrived at my home with her brooms and buckets, cleaned the toilet and picked up the garbage. Despite the work she did, her clothes were always clean and so was she. She used to love wearing a lot of accessories.
Every day, she used to give me an account of what was happening in my neighbours’ households. She worked deftly but with ease, as if her work was both important as well as enjoyable.
I used to admire her unflagged dedication to her daily routine while looking like a dainty maid. She wore anklets on her feet which jingled when she walked and announced her arrival even before she knocked on our door.
She was a friendly person and spoke to everyone politely. She was even willing to do some extra work for those who needed help.
Every Diwali, I would give her clothes for her family which she took away happily, sometimes asking for a trinket to match her dress.
Due to her circumstances, she had to give up studies. However, despite this, she had an inquisitive mind and inquired about anything and everything.
Now that I live elsewhere, I sometimes miss this young chatterbox who not only did my work diligently but also regaled me with tales of laughter and surprises.
Though this simple hardworking girl was neither rich nor famous, she taught me a very big lesson of life – that we must all live our lives with the right attitude and that there is no work that should be deemed beneath us.
So every time you meets someone new, remember you can learn something valuable from him or her.
Contributed By: Amita, [email protected]
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