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FRIDAY FICTIONEERS- 13 December 2013- Optimist

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Friday FictioneersFRIDAY FICTIONEERS- 13 December 2013

Copyright - Adam Ickes

Optimist

Six years old Grandson,  whose both feet had been amputated,  when he was four had long back accepted his disability and tried to be always happy lest grandma becomes sad, suddenly requested his grandma-‘ I want shoes! ‘
Grandma, who was taking him for a ride on his wheelchair,  looked sadly at him.
‘ Don’t look so sad dear, I want them for my best friend, he cannot buy shoes and cannot play without them,’ said he.
Grandma lovingly showered blessings on him.
He laughed ‘ One day, with your blessings  I am going to climb Mount Everest like ‘Tom Whitekar‘ and ‘Arunima Sinha. .

( Tom Whittaker (born 1948 in York) was the first disabled person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.[1]

Whittaker’s right foot needed to be amputated following a car accident in 1979. Following this serious accident, he regained his strength and continued climbing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Whittaker_%28mountaineer%29

Arunima “Sonu” Sinha (born 1988) is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.[1] She is also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.[2][3]

She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed out of a running train by thieves in 2011 while resisting them. One of her legs had to be amputated below the knee as a result.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arunima_Sinha  )

About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing the thoughts, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

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  1. When I think of a gift I would say optimism is one of them.We easily give up when things are difficult. I believe those two amputees did not give up hope,which is the reason they were able to accomplish such a feat.
    Thank you for this post Indira.

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    • Hi Ranu, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ll recommend -http://momusnews.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/counting-coup-friday-fictioneers/, I like his writing best. very imaginative.

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  2. Wonderful take on the prompt.

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  3. I love this young man, his optimistic spirit, his genuine concern for his grandmother, and no doubt, others.

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  4. Powerful piece here.
    Inspirational.

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  5. What a heart-warming story Indira-love the little boy’s spirit:-) Loved it!

    Btw,there is a typo in the 3rd line-I think you meant “sad” not “said”:-)

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  6. Such an inspirational post, Indira. Bless that little boy. 🙂

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  7. Dear Indira,

    Touching and educational. The indomitable human spirit is amazing, isn’t it?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. Oh I love this.. to be able to climb as an amputee is fore sure a real achievement

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  9. A story of resilience and determination… well done!

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  10. Indira, what a wonderful story to read this Sunday morning. Optimism is a wonderful gift (or worth striving for if it doesn’t come naturally.) That he could think of his best friend was wonderful, too.

    janet

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  11. One of the very best I have read!!!
    Scott

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