Monday, May 5, 2008

I Feel Blessed...

I feel blessed to be in the comforts of a fan and air conditioner when I see labourers toiling in the hot sun trying to demolish the old building opposite my house. I am drenched in sweat within five minutes of walking in the hot sun and when I do not sit under the fan for a few minutes. As about 90% of the building is demolished, they spread some sheets on the heap of rubble and sleep peacefully at night under the watchful eyes of the moon. But those labourers do not seem to complain about their situation, all they have is a pot full of water next to them which also must be hot after being in the sun for so long.. Power cuts are very rare in my locality and even if so, most of the times the power comes back within 5 minutes. I read in the newspaper about a conference of Panchayat staff all over India where generators were used to operate ACs and fans, the joke being that most Panchayat representatives said their villages had no electricity at all. What a contrast.. This reminds me how lucky I am to enjoy the comforts of basic things in life which lakhs and lakhs of people have not yet experienced. Dear God, thanks for providing me such a comfortable life...

5 comments:

~nm said...

Yup! We are truly blessed!

Lavs said...

I feel blessed too..For that air conditioning unit..and electricity...

Swati said...

yeah..we are blessed. Lovely heartfelt post :)

Aryan said...

Ahh..heights of irony..in case of panchayat...
Yes we are blesses souls..
AM

Aryan said...

Are u updating..I cannnot see any updates..problem with the blogger..
AM