Guest Post: A Look In The Mirror

Jeni G.J.

Crumpled Piece of Paper

I hardly have ten minutes to reach office on time. Today, the bus stop is more crowded than usual. “How far is Government Hospital”, a lady asked in a feeble voice. Her appearance startled me. She looked like she had not eaten for weeks. She was left with no energy. I looked away as I couldn’t see her sunken cheeks and hollow eyes for another second.

“Can I go by walk? I don’t have money”, she said. Just then I realised my bus had crossed me. Before I could reply to her, I rushed into the moving bus without a second thought.

I reached office on time but the whole day was different. All I had was a brand new costly watch but not a second to give her some pennies, the cash in my purse lost it’s value. I could picture her waiting for someone who can afford her the ticket amount.

When I returned home I looked in the mirror, I found nothing beautiful. Today I missed an opportunity to save someone’s life, an opportunity to become a better (beautiful) person.

However, there’s always an another chance.  We just have to see it.

Jeni G.J.

Crumpled Piece of Paper

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