Men who inspired me
How do i know the limitation of my knowledge? Searching for a clue to this brought me close the lives of five men that left great impact in my life though there was this little boy called Harry, you see there is something about Harry,a boy who was twenty three years younger when i met him,it is hard not to have a father at five. A father creates an impact in one's life but great men leaves impacts in others. What about great boys?
It was the Valentine's day with Lovers and People all over the street and shops, all the cafes were packed with people, no one seem to notice this poor lad, with his tarted short and dirty slippers, he walked into the shop, i saw him and thought that he was one of those street kids,a hungry mouth to feed once again.
He walked up to the counter and gave the florist a worn out coin,
Sir he said, can this buy me a rose flower? I want to buy a rose for my mother.
The florist asked him to wait aside but something told me to help him out yet another part of me, i guess the stronger part of me held me while i watched this little brat with amazement.I paid for my flowers,went outside and kept watch through the glass then suddenly, i saw the florist neatly rap six roses,placed them in a cartoon and told Harry.
"These are for you."
He collected the coin and this joyful lad walked out form the shop all smiles,by this time the stronger me left me a space and i called onto this Lion heart.From our discussion,i realized that he was five,no Dad to talk to and Mom worked everyday to keep food on the table,two elder sisters to share a single room with.
I felt my eyes wet while Harry continued telling me his story.
"I never knew i could buy not just one but six roses with my coin, you see sir, i have gone to five shops before this one but no one was willing to sell me nothing for my dime".
Of course that was the last time i saw him but the next day when i came back to the shop to pick up a newspaper,i had the chance to remind the florist how he amazed me the previous day but to my surprise this was what he had to say;
"You see sir, in the morning when i was arranging my flowers, i thought i heard a voice telling me to arrange some of my roses as special gifts,i wasn't sure then if i had lost my mind but i set six roses aside,tied them with beautiful red and golden ribbons,i have forgotten about those roses until the little boy came in and wanted to buy a rose with a coin,when i looked at him,i saw myself years ago and i remembered the time i was a kid, you know, i was poor too, my Dad was sick once and there was no money to care for him,could remember how a stranger gave me a 100 bulks for assisting him fix his flat tire,that 100 bulks saved my Dad's life, so the moment i heard the little boy speak,i realized who that voice was".
Sometimes in life things happen for us to get up
This experience impacted my life so much that each time i come across great hearts,i always want to be like them, but i cannot be what i am not neither will i get up for what i do not believe yet there are five men that have left me with five different powerful experiences.I will rather say that these Men are Men who inspired me.
You see the people we meet in our lives matters so much, some leave a lasting impact in us while some just pass us by but the most important thing is the ability to recognize a great man when he come across you.To me there are five great men,i have had the honest privilege of coming in contact with.
Does it matter how you meet a great man?
To me, it doesn't matter how and where you meet a great soul,a man who changes others,a man who stand where others tremble,a lion heart, you see meeting is meeting, you can read about a great man and get inspired then find yourself get up before everyone else, you can listen to the speech of a great man and get motivated to leave your own prints for others yet to come.
I categorized these five great men into two groups;
1. The three that inspired me
2. The two that made me get up
One great thing about these two group of men is that they both left a lasting impact in my life,just like Harry did.I have not been me ever since i got in contact with them,reading about them uplifts me,knowing that they existed and exist makes me want to be like them but though i cannot be what i am not yet i can be what i want.
I know that by now you must be wondering who that florist was, as a matter of fact, it was me,my encounter with Harry changed my life.And ever since then, i have had the most descent,adorable,honorable and beautiful opportunity of meeting great men.
Men that move things
Men that make you stumble
Men that make you smile
Men that make you get up
And be what you want to be
GREAT MEN THAT INSPIRES OTHERS.