I was on my way to work sometime this week, so I boarded a bus going to my destination. Being the first passenger I happened to seat in the front with the driver. As usual we waited for the bus to get filled then we drove off.
While we were moving, the driver applied a forceful break trying to avoid a supposed collision with another vehicle. At that point I noticed he was CRIPPLE.. Wow I was stunned (a lot of thought ran through my mind) I kept staring in amazement (it was my first time to see a crippled man driving; more especially public transport.). I said to myself this man could have chosen to capitalize on his #inability and become a #beggar on the street but no, he rose above his circumstances to make a living.
At some point we got talking (he was supposed to give me a balance of #250 so he pleaded with me to be patient). In the course of our conversation and as well his interactions with other passengers, I noticed he wasn’t harsh like most Lagos drivers and he tried to sound respectful each time he was talking to any passenger (despite his condition). I mean most people capitalise on that to be rude and bitter all the time.
We got to the traffic point, while waiting for the “GO” sign, there was this Range Rover car in front. Looking at the car, he said : “this car fine o, I go buy am one day.” And trust me with his kinda mind set, he can!
When we constantly blame our failures on some so called INABILITIES, we’re simply giving It/them so much POWER.
Seeing that man really inspired me to look beyond my short comings and press on. I hope this piece inspires you too!
© Amarachi Onye-amah
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