We Are The World Blogfest – Month 8

Hello Everyone!

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the We Are The World BlogfestWhere humanity and light fight the darkness and despair of the world.

Our kind co-hosts for this month are – Shilpa GargSylvia McGrathMary Giese, Belinda Witzenhausen and Guilie Castillo.  

Please head over to their blogs to read their stories about love, compassion and human kindness. There are others too who participate in the blogfest and have encouraging stories of human fortitude and benevolence to share. Make sure you don’t miss out on these heartwarming stories.

Should you want to participate in the blogfest, please head to this link and enter your Blog’s name in the Linky List. 

Unfortunately this time I have nothing substantial to share, except this little incident that happened to me a few days ago.

I was returning home in a cab one day, and the cab driver stopped the car on a signal. There was a lady on her scooty right next to us. The moment the signal turned green, everyone revved up to go. But as the lady left, she dropped her bag behind and sped up.  There were about two or more bike riders who saw that happen, but no one ventured to pick up the bag and race after the lady. Then, my cab driver got off the cab, picked up the bag, and turned and asked me, ‘Madame, will it be alright if we go after that lady? She could have important belongings in here, and if we hurry we may be able to catch her before she gets too far.’

Truth be told, I was getting late. It was getting dark outside, it was raining, and my 3-year-old was already restless in my lap. But I imagined my despair in losing my purse and all that is generally inside a woman’s purse. Believe me, a woman can carry her whole life inside her purse! I told him he should hurry. And off we went!

We had to go a little off our route, but luckily we found the lady waiting at another signal. Imagine, she still hadn’t figured out that she was missing a bag! The look of shock followed by relief and gratitude on her face was worth all the trouble. She generously rewarded the driver too.

While on my way back the driver told me I could deduct the detour amount from the cab fare but I told him it wasn’t necessary. I was more than impressed by the honesty of the guy and glad that someone was saved all that heartache.

This proves that should we wish to, we can help, we can be good, kind, and patient. These attributes are not just what makes us human, but also ‘good’ human beings.

Let’s rejoice in our humanity and remember that inspite of the darkness, we have it in us to bring light into our lives and to others.

Don’t forget to read the other blogs participating in #WATWB and join us in this noble initiative!


Please head over to the Perfectly Imperfect Bunch Blog where we are writing about ‘Legends‘ this week. Doesn’t it sound fun?! It did to me. In fact I was so pumped that I wrote a Dystopian version of The Three Little Pigs.

The other Authors have made some fantastic contributions too – African ogresa Japanese ghost, nightmares of a brutish father and an accursed village! Perfect for the Halloween week, aint it? Don’t wait and head to the blog for the spooks  😀 😀

Happy Weekend to you all 🙂

31 thoughts on “We Are The World Blogfest – Month 8

  1. How nice that he was willing not only to pick up the lady’s purse but ask his current customer if he could chase her down right then. He could have easily just turned in the purse later to the police or tried to contact her through the purse contents. Well done, taxi driver (and you as the passenger, for agreeing to become even later to your destination)! Thanks for sharing this Pradita!

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    • Hi Emily. Exactly! He acted upon it immediately so that no ifs and buts could intrude on the deed. Honestly, after I saw the woman’s happy face, I felt ashamed for my initial hesitation. I hope more cab drivers learn from him. Thanks for coming here 🙂

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  2. Nothing substantial to share? Of course, it is! #WATWB is all about the light of the world and this cab driver showed his light and honesty to all of us. Bravo! Thank you for sharing this story, Pradita, and for participating in this month’s blogfest.

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  3. Love this! Good man, the cabbie—and a worthy example to us all. As you said, we all have it in us to give space to compassion, to help in whatever ways we can, to live a life of kindness and fellowship. Great, great story—thanks so much for sharing!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter (October co-host, #WATWB)

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    • Thanks a lot Guilie. Sometimes, the more disadvantaged people among us show us that it’s in us to be great. He was one such person. This world needs more like him. Thanks for coming here and reading 🙂

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  4. What a lovely story, and a perfect share for WATWB. It’s important for all of us to notice the kindness and light in our world, whether big events or more modest everyday occurences. It all counts and it all deserves celebration. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That’s a great story Pradita. I love the way that, as each month comes around, one of us shares something from their own neigbourhood among the stories from all around the place. Thanks for being so supportive of the WATWB blogfest. Sorry I’m so late getting to read them.

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