Now this one’s Goes way back in 2oo6!
I was returning back home one evening and arrived at a busy busy Bandra Station..
Usually people are so rushing to get back to their home sweet home to relax and do what each one loves to do!
So do i wanted to go back home and rest in my home sweet home!
But something different seemed planned on this one evening though!
I left the train and walked my way merrily across the platform.. wading through a crowd.. unperturbed by me.. on its way.. some anxious.. some happy and some tired faces!
As i walked through suddenly i dont from God knows how my attention went to the floor on the bridge and i noticed something!
I zoomed 😉
I went ahead and saw it was a PASS holder plastic pocket!
With curiousity i happened to look it just like that.. 🙂
No no.. no wrong intentions 😛
I opened it and found out a 500 rupees Note and a ID card!
Somebody dropped it today itself it seemed and nobody noticed it except me!
Now i have always been a person who would want to help people 🙂
So i thought now what to do with this.. this was the first time something like this happened and somehow i felt responsible that i should make efforts to return it to its rightful owner!
So began running the thoughts..
IT was tough initially! I hadnt done the Art Of Living Course then and it was pretty difficult to just let go and lend help to return it its rightful owner!
With almost no ideas i decided to walk off the bridge and ask the Ticket Checker at the Bus Stop 🙂
He seemed a aged person and so i thought maybe he WILL help!
I approach him and ask.. Hello uncle can u help me.. i found a id card holder and i need to give it to its rightful owner 🙂 Can you help me out..
I was stunned by his reply!
He said- ” Post it via postage and it will reach the desired person”
I was like Noooooooo!! i found it and i want it to reach it to the person!
With almost no help from his side and finding him utterly discouraging i decided to walk off.. and started thinking now WHAT!
I crossed over the bridge again and clueless just stared at the station thinking of what next!
I opened the card holder…found a Id card i think the name was Rajesh Borwankar!
And there was this old railway id card also attached to it.. 🙂
I was still clueless how do i give it to him now!
Well u know u get confused when u shouldnt be! 😛
so here i see a mid day newspaper and a number of a radio channel!
So i dial in a radio channel’s number 😉
But as always i was in queue and finally i let go off it 😛
I then looked on if the id card had some contact details! ALAS nothing on id card! Except name and department name!
I then check on the railway card and look on with utmost hope!
I finally see a address but its Borivali and usually if a card is old.. no assurance that the address can be correct!
So i check on if there’s some phone number! Thank God! there was a landline..
so i decided finally to return and ONLY then leave back home! 😀
I made a quick look around and found this phone booth metres away!
I ran back to the booth and dialled the number..
It seems it was not easy! the number was not existing now!!!
Whats true with address seems to be equally true with phone numbers!!
But then i recalled my dad telling me to dial 197 since some of his friends had shifted so he used this facility to get their new numbers! 😀
I said come on! Bring it on! dial that! 😀
There was new HOPE now! 😀 😀 😀 and a bigger smile!
I dialled and bingo! Got the new number!
Wow! the moment seemed like i am getting a lottery now 😉
I dialled the number.. a young voice gently talks at the other end..
I asked is this Borwankar’s Residence… 🙂
She said YES! 😀 and i was like wohoooooooooooooo!!! 😀 😀 😀
I said Pleaseee give it to your mother Right away!
Calmly i told her that i found this id card and does it belong to him..!
His wife said yes! 😀 😀 😀
and immediately gave me his number and asked my name! 😀
Within minutes i get a call from him and i tell him please come to Bandra and collect it! 😀
He appeared Happpppppppyyy! and said yes yessss! i am at Nearing Borivali now but i will board the train back. ( He was totally unaware till then that he has lost the card! Wow he must be super lucky to get it before having known its lost..its as good as not lost 😉 )
I breathed in air of pride! Wow! i cracked this! 😀 😀 😀
He arrived and thanked me heartily and asked if i needed a colddrink!
I said i am okay 🙂
Although almost 2 and 1/2 hours were spent in battling the mind to help deliver the card!
Yet the feeling was totally worth it!
The feeling of returning back the thing to its rightful owner! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I just say again what Bawa says..that world is not at all full of bad people 🙂
Its with Good people THINKING good!
Its when you take that step that you realise the Goodness more! 🙂
This was my first experience of getting out of the way and doing thing and totally worth it.. more such experiences continued to happen after i did my Art of Living Course and i kept feeling there is a gradual shift.. from the stiffness to just being natural 🙂
Wow! and i am loving this!
Love Peace and Prayers!