Friday, May 15, 2009

Confidence level

Courtesy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/funlok/

I liked this story and thought I will share it for the benefit of my readers


Story told by a man which is most frightening yet thought-provoking experiences of his life.

He had been on a long flight. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: "Fasten your seat belts." Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."

As he looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive. Later, the voice of the announcer said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us."

And then the storm broke. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightening lit up the darkening skies and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

The man confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying.

The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm. And then, I suddenly saw a girl to whom the storm meant nothing. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat and was reading a book.

Everything within her small world was calm and orderly. Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world. When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm, when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid."

The man could hardly believe his eyes. It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, he lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time. Having commented about the storm and behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

The sweet child replied, "Sir, my Dad is the pilot and he is taking me home."

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12 comments:

Hopeless Romantic said...

ah..nice one ! liked it

keep sharing n penning :)

Amit

SGD said...

The faith of a little girl !! For her, her Dad's the Supreme Power on whom she puts unquestioned trust
Thanks for sharing....

Sylvia K said...

What a truly lovely story! And that is indeed the faith of a little girl. Thanks for sharing!

ugich konitari said...

Little things. With a stupendous lesson. Faith moves.

Great story..

Kavi said...

Faith is thick were love is thick ! And there is blind faith when there is a deep unconditional love !

Wonderful story

muthu said...

the story is thought provoking...

I think we come into the world all believing and innocent but end up cynical and worldly....

Sir, you know something sometimes when seeing my little sis enjoying small things like counting days to her b day.... I wonder why i dont do these things anymore...

I once loved to do them but now I am old and I think I am not a child to do these things but the truth is somewhere while growing up i must have shed a lovely piece of my innocence and childishness to gain adulthood....

Dewdrop said...

Things like this make me long to be a kid again with infinite innocence and wonder and faith, where my loved ones were my world and there was nothing to fear...

Sucharita Sarkar said...

What touching faith a child has in her parents!!!

priya said...

Faith and trust are two really vital pillars of any relationship... the little girl sets a beautiful example by placing complete faith on her dad... it's unconditional... and it is complete!!!

Lovely post, Sir. Thanks for sharing it.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Hopeless Romantic for egging me on.

Hi SGD, FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS.

DEAR SYLVIA, YOU ARE WELCOME.

Thanks Ugich Konitari. Your comments are so true.

nsiyer said...

Kavi, we need to be unconditional, no quid pro quo. Then life is beautiful.

Muthu, you are so correct. We have lost the child in us.

Dew drop, you said it and I agree as always.

nsiyer said...

Hi Sucharita, how true.

Hello Priya, yes its all ebing unconditional and zero expectations.