When life’s difficulties begin to seem insurmountable, it helps to hear from those who have triumphed in the face of adversity. A story, posted on Humans of Bombay’s Facebook page, offers just such an inspiring message.
The post tells the story of an Indian man, blind since birth, who managed to find happiness in his life in spite of his obstacles.
In addition to finding satisfaction in his career as a banker, he says he “married the love of my life. I’ve never seen her, but I know she has a beautiful heart, because there hasn’t been a day when she’s made me feel like I lack something — we’ve lived a beautiful life together with our daughter.”
His secret to happiness? “I have love in my heart and I feel it all around me from my wife at home to my colleagues at work.”
In the post, asked what advice he would give others he, said:
After 55 years of having no sight, the only thing I can say is that life is beautiful, if you want it to be. The second you love and accept the way you are, the world becomes a wonderful place to live. Often people ask me what my struggles are because I’m blind, but I have no struggles; no problems. … When I hear stories of people suffering from depression or young children committing suicide — I feel like there’s where the problem is. The lack of love is the real handicap anyone can have and these are the people who need to be loved even harder.”
On Facebook the post has gotten over 41,000 likes and the response has been overwhelming.
“This is the best story i have read … i am going through a bad phase but this will boost me up … wherever u r … thank u, sir,” wrote one reader.
Another wrote, “He is blind in the eyes … People who can see are blind in heart … He never failed to see the beauty of life … We fail to see even if we have eyesight … We need people to think like you … To see like you and to be like you.”
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