THE TOURIST WHO CHANGED HIS LIFE

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“SHIV!! HAVE A LOOK AT THESE PLACES . I THINK THIS WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR RESTAURANT.”

“DAD! I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR PLANS. I HAVE MY OWN DREAMS AND PLANS.”

“OF COURSE SHIV.BUT YOU CAN HELP ME BUILD ME MY DREAM.”

“BUT,WHY DAD, YOU ALREADY WORKED SO HARD AND ITS TIME FOR YOUR RETIREMENT . JUST TAKE REST.”

SUDDENLY SHIV WOKE UP TO STOP THE BUZZING ALARM. HE DON’T KNOW WHY BUT HE WAS SO WORRIED.HE IS NOT HELPING HIS FATHER BUT HE IS CONCERNED FOR HIM ,HE DOESN’T WANT TO SEE HIS FATHER STRUGGLING EVEN NOW.AND MOREOVER HE HAS TO LIVE HIS DREAM ALSO.

SHIV ALWAYS BELIEVES THAT A PERSON SHOULD FULFILL HIS OWN DREAMS AND THEN RETIRE AT SOME POINT OF AGE WITH A SATISFACTION AND MEMORIES OF HIS DREAMS.HE DOESN’T LIKE WHY OLD PEOPLE STILL WANT TO DO SOMETHING INSTEAD OF TAKING REST.

SHIV REACHED “THE NATIONAL TOURISM” ,WHERE HE IS WORKING AS A GUIDE. MR.MUKHERJEE,HIS MANAGER CALLED HIM AND SAID ,”SHIV,THERE IS A TOURIST ,MR.KELLER FROM LONDON.SO PICK HIM UP FROM AIRPORT AND EXPLAIN OUR PLANS. “

“SO ,ONLY ONE TOURIST?”

“YES , AND HE IS OFFERING  GREAT AMOUNT IF HE IS SATISFIED WITH YOUR SERVICE . HOPE YOU WON’T DISAPPOINT HIM.”

SHIV WAS STANDING AT THE AIRPORT WITH A BOARD FOR KELLER .THEN HE SAW A ELDERLY MAN , TO BE EXACT  OF HIS FATHER’S AGE , HELD HIS HAND OUT ,”HELLO YOUNG MAN! THIS IS RICHARD KELLER. I SUPPOSE YOU ARE THE GUIDE”

SHIV CAME TO HIS SENSES AND RECIPROCATED ,” YES , I AM SHIV.I AM HERE TO HELP YOU HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH THIS FABULOUS CITY,WELCOME TO MUMBAI”

SHIV WAS TAKING HIM TO A HOTEL FOR HIS STAY AND ALL ALONG THE WAY HE WAS THINKING”WHY THIS OLD MAN WANT TO HAVE A TRIP AT THIS AGE WITHOUT ANY COMPANY WITH HIM”

HE TOOK HIM TO THE ALL THE PLACES OF INTEREST IN MUMBAI, AND TO WHEREVER KELLER WAS TAKEN HE CLICKED HIS PICS AND PRESERVED IN HIS DIARY.

AT THE END OF TOURISM IN MUMBAI KELLER TOOK SHIV TO A RESTAURANT AND SAID “THANK YOU SHIV!!FOR MAKING MY DAYS SO BEAUTIFUL IN MUMBAI.”

“ITS MY PLEASURE !CAN I ASK YOU SOMETHING?”IN A HESITANT VOICE,”WHY YOU ARE TRAVELLING AT THIS POINT OF AGE, IN MY VIEW YOU SHOULD BE TAKING REST AND YOU SHOULD HAVE PURSUED YOUR DREAM IN YOUNG AGE ITSELF”

KELLER SMILED AND SAID “OH YOUNG MAN!! AGE IS NOT A FACTOR THAT WILL STOP YOU FROM PURSUING YOUR DREAMS .EVERYONE SHOULD PURSUE THIER DREAMS AT ANY POINT OF AGE AND MOREOVER ITS NOT MY DREAM TO TRAVEL!!”

SHIV WAS SHOCKED”WHAT?!!ITS NOT YOUR DREAM”

KELLER SAID  “YES .ITS NOT MINE BUT MY WIFE’S .  I DIDN’T SUPPORT HER FOR PURSUING HER DREAMS . LAST YEAR SHE PASSED AWAY.

I WAS SO DEPRESSED AND USED TO SPENT MOST OF MY TIME IN HER THOUGHTS . THEN ONE DAY ,   I SAW  THE  DIARY SHE WROTE  .  I FELT SO GUILTY AS I READ HER DIARY .  SHE DREAMED OF BEING A TRAVELLER AND I FELT  SO  BAD   THAT  I  WAS  THE REASON THAT  HER DREAM DID’NT COME TRUE.IF I HAD SUPPORTED HER BACK THEN SHE WOULD HAVE PASSED AWAY WITH CONTENT AND SATISFACTION BUT NOT WITH GRIEF . THEN I DECIDED TO FULFILL HER DREAM . SHE MAY NOT BE HERE WITH ME BUT I WILL TURN HER DREAMS TO REALITY ,AND THANKS FOR HELPING ME DO THAT . IN THAT WAY I’M SEEKING MY FORGIVENESS”.

SAYING SO HE GAVE  A WARM HUG AND TURNED TO LEAVE . SHIV STOOD THERE AS HE SAW THE TOURIST WHO MADE HIM REALISE HIS MISTAKE.

SHIV THEN HURRIED TO HIS FATHER TO DISCUSS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE RESTAURANT PLANS.

 

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