PEOPLE CALLED ME A MISER, WHEN I HAD NO MONEY- A STORY OF MY LIFE:
BY: YUSRA SHAFQAT
Man is never content with whatever he is blessed with, he always desires for more. I am like every other human but whenever I wish for more, my past flashes in front of me and I thank Allah for everything I am blessed with.
My dad owned a shop. We led a very happy life and were financially sound. But then everything changed, when our shop burnt down in an accident. My dad started a new job but we were in a financial crisis for many years. Those were the years that groomed me into what I am today.
Nowadays when I go shopping for clothes, I fancy buying the entire shop and buy as much clothes I want, forgetting that there was a time when I used to wear cardigans all day long just because we couldn’t afford buying full sleeves uniforms for winters separately. And my classmates called me a MISER.
Nowadays I ask for a fancy lecture copy forgetting that once there was a time when I couldn’t buy art papers and colors and used to borrow them from my friends. And my friends used to call me a MISER.
Nowadays I need a mobile card every other day forgetting that there was a time when I never called anyone to save some money. And everyone called me a MISER.
Nowadays I want a different dress for every occasion forgetting that once there was a time when I wore same shirt for four Eids consecutively. And my cousins called me a MISER.
Nowadays I demand for a servant for all the chores forgetting that once there was a time when I used to wash dishes because we had no spare money for the maids. And my relatives called me a MISER.
Nowadays I crave for more and more daily money for my expenses and spend it extravagantly on my best friends forgetting the time when I only got 10 Rs and could only buy a Pepsi from it. And my best friends still call me a MISER.
MISER… MISER… MISER… That’s what I used to hear then and now too. Nothing has changed much, the only difference is, in those times I had no money and nowadays I have money but I save it rather than spending it. It is said that a person learns from his past. And I have learnt two things, firstly no matter how many storms and gales strike our lives, we will always remain a happy family. Money or not we will always stick to one another. Secondly if I tackle my present cautiously and thank Allah for His blessings, I’ll have a harmonious and blissful future.
This is one of my sister’s pen-downs. I found it very touching so thought to share it here.