Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful ;)
It was last summer when I met this person Masood, whom I was introduced at one of the community event.
When I met Masood, I never knew what he must have gone through in the past. True everyone has a past but this person had a daring one and I mean it.
Masood had seen death close to him like an opening door and guess what last minute he got a donor and he got pulled back from getting into that door to this side of the door!
I see Masood - full of life and many times I have thought myself, what this person would have been before all this happening? Indeed, a person who lived his life to it's fullest.
I believe in that even though I don't know him prior to that incident but I believe he has to be a person who lived every moment of his life or else it wouldn't be so easy for someone to live life so fully and happily after!!
I feel Masood is a good example for today's generation and the older generation or present generation either way, a good example about living life fully and happily.
Life is a game either you win or you lose but till you are there one must play the game :) that's my strategy to life and I very quickly got connected with Masood and his family.
Everyone has issues and some can be very serious and some can be not so serious yet, we mustn't forget to enjoy. Because when we sulk and be sad, we are actually losing the time which is for us to live happily. There are always ways we find out and when I say find out ...believe me what Masood was going through was something really serious.
Such a happy go lucky guy didn't stop there. After getting back a new life Masood realized how precious is life and besides enjoying his own moments of life, he thought to extend that to others also.
He went back home in India and started training every member of his town for CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation). It is an emergency procedure, performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.
When he went to his home town, he probably thought to enjoy the time there with good food, friends and all the fun things that he did in his childhood.
It was not only a fun trip for Masood this time. Along with his hiking, fishing and traveling enjoyment, he made sure his town is educated in the manner to save someone's life whether its their dear ones or near ones.
There can be ample of reasons for people not to go for this training. There were rains all the time for an excuse but I am sure Masood has his own charm to make this work and it did it for people to come out of their houses irrespective of weather conditions or any other domestic concerns - men women, everyone came out to learn and save each other. It is a big step and a big movement if you look at it. This brings the entire town in one spirit as uniting together for a good cause with a great mission.
"Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world" :)
I salute the people of that hometown where Masood comes from or belongs to... without their support probably this would have been a dream for Masood.
Today, Masood is a happy guy in true spirit. We don't know what is our tomorrow but at least he secured and made sure people know what to do when someone gets cardiac arrest - an effort to rescue from death.
I truly salute this soul for being that fun loving person there yet making sure all the serious matter is also taken care.
He is giving back to society and his community by being a live example and I am sure only he can prove that as what one feels to be back from the death bed - specially when you have lost all hopes - a small phone call :)
You never know when a phone call can save you and when it will release you.
A message I want to convey to all by viewing through Masood's life- Live Life to the Fullest as no one is going to live here forever but while we are here let's make it a better place to live happily with a smile.
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." ~ John Holmes