It was a miserable day to begin with. I got up late on a day I shouldn’t have and the machine called time took charge. I was avoiding looking at my wife as I knew what would follow. It was raining heavy outside and I knew this wouldn’t help with the traffic. My kid had a test today and I had to be there early. The shadow teacher for my special kid arrived late too as the trains were delayed and Mumbai roads romances traffic especially when you have a deadline. I started the car and saw the highway was full of trucks liberated from yesterday’s Maharashtra bandh. It’s gonna be a long ride. The Mamu’s were there to help too … to build and pile on the traffic I guess. When I thought everything is going wrong. I felt a hand on my cheek. And it happened
My 9-year-old son, who still doesn’t sit independently or speak in clear terms, had sensed my anxiety and put his small soft hand on my right cheek and looked into my eyes as if saying. “It’s ok, it’s going to be alright. Not a loss too big.” I calmed instantly. Stopped my agitations at my fellow drivers and felt my heart beats normalize. As I reached his school the rain had stopped and the scene cleared. There was a cool breeze in the air. The majestic mountains around my city was full of lush greenery and a mist had just surrounded it. I got wondering what had changed so suddenly. Turns out it was My perspective.
A Random act of kindness from my son had changed what I had believed to be a bad day. As I was driving back an old lady was trying to cross a busy street. I slowed my vehicle down and allowed her to move before me, ignoring the honks and stares I received from my fellow agitator comrades. It felt like the right thing to do. As she crossed she turned and blessed me with her hands. As I reached my office I greeted a senior colleague and asked about one of his family members health. He melted and we chatted for a few minutes. He felt relieved to take it off his chest. As I entered a meeting a debate ensued and I was trying to win the argument. Suddenly I backed off and conceded we look at the matter from the origin and consider all viewpoints. Everybody agreed to it and the matter was resolved without hard feelings.As I reflected on the day, I realised it was the one Random act of kindness that started a chain reaction. I only had decided to extend that random of act of kindness but it had made a difference to many that interacted with me. To people I know and to complete strangers. I humbled myself in this learning that happiness could be created. I was made to learn I am special enough to make a change.
Hi , Welcome to Yes! i am Special, India's 1st dedicated blog to help "Parents" of Children with Special Needs. I'm Rohan, an experienced Pharma Professional and father to God's most special Kid - Aaron. He has an undiagnosed muscular condition that till date hasn't allowed him to sit walk or talk. He inspired me to start this blog so that I can help other Parents in need of guidance in their Journey to manage their special children. In this blog I write to help parents improve their relationships that has been impacted while taking care of their child with special needs. I help them rebuild their social circle, overcome their fears and challenges in daily life and in the process bring some encouragement and fun back in their lives. You can read more about me at the Home page - About us SectionRead more about me!