Seetha was playing in the backyard of her home with her friends.
Her parents were also there and seriously discussing about the incurable
disease of their youngest daughter Geetha.
Seetha heard her mom,
and dad talking about the sister. She realized that Geetha was sick
and did not have enough money for her treatment. Seetha heard mom
say - “Only ‘God’s grace’ in the form of a ‘miracle’ can save her
She told her friends
to stop the play. She went inside and took the jar filled with coins.
It was her regular savings made as and when mom and dad gave coins.
She counted the coins carefully and made her way to the nearby
Hanuman Temple to get the ‘miracle.’
There were a few devotees
present in the temple. The priest was busy in the worship of the
deity. He was also chanting Sanskrit Slokas loudly. Seetha moved
forward towards the sanctum sanctorum and said loudly with folded
hands, “Lord, my younger sister is not well and my parents are unable
to spend money for her medical treatment. Mom said only God’s grace
in the form of ‘miracle’ can save her. I pray to you with full devotion
to provide me a ‘miracle’ to cure the disease of my younger sister.”
Then she prostrated
to the Lord. Other devotees were observing the little girl’s devotion
towards the Lord.
An elderly person
among the devotees, who was very much impressed by the actions of
the little girl asked, “My dear pretty little girl, I want to see
your younger sister? Could you take me to your home? I have got
the same ‘miracle’ you need.” “Sir, I am having Rupees fifty
with me. Will it be sufficient to meet the cost?” “Yes! What
a coincidence? The exact amount needed for the ‘miracle.’
She gave the money
and took him home. Seetha told her parents that he was in the possession
of ‘miracle’ required for curing the disease of Geetha. Mom and
dad were surprised to hear this from their daughter. The gentleman
told them to admit Geetha in a hospital and asked them not to worry
about the expenditure. He was one of the trustees of a hi-tech hospital.
He also gave a letter to the hospital for admitting the girl. Geetha
without any problem was admitted to the hi-tech hospital. Doctors
took special care of her. She was completely alright within one
month. The entire bill was cleared by the gentleman.
After coming home
her dad asked, “How much money was paid by the gentleman?” When
her mother was about to reply, Seetha intervened and said, “the
cost of the ‘miracle’ was Rupees fifty only.”
Seetha was under the
impression that the money paid to the gentleman was out of her savings
towards the cost of the ‘miracle’. The gentleman, who helped the
little girl Geetha, was none other than the famous businessman and
philanthropist of the town.
am a retired bank officer interested in reading and writing. Last
year, a book written by me on collection of short stories in Kannada
with the title "Aproopada Manushya" was released. Another
book written by me on short stories in Kannada will be released
in the second week of October'08. The title of this book is "AkaashDinda
Bhumige." I have made sincere attempt to write few kids stories
in Kannada and English. All these stories are yet to be edited.