The Miracle Story – Lookout for signs given by God
Kritika was a middle class Mumbai girl, always had good people around her. Always pampered and loved. She had a good life overall. Like any other teenager, she fell in love. Three years later she had a break-up which made her miserable. Often during these situations, people often tend to do stupid things like being suicidal. She was suicidal too. A once-upon-a-time cool and happening kritika was not fun anymore, always used to be depressed. She grabbed the negativity and stayed with it for a long time. One day she decided she will jump off a cliff and end up all her pain. But life had different plans for her.
She was traveling through a local train and the too depressed and too tired Kritika managed to sleep amidst the Local train crowd. After she woke up, she found that she was way past her destination and had reached a distant station. She felt like being stranded on an Island even though there was a crowd on station. Her plans to jump off the cliff were delayed. She had to reach to her destination and finish her life, but God had some other plans for her.
After waiting for couple of hours, she finally boarded a train and all she kept thinking was how is she going to put an end to her life. She was standing among women in the ladies compartment watching the train door. She was blank and numb. She just kept gazing at the door. Few minutes later what happened just changed Kritika’s life. Kritika saw death. She saw tears, she saw pain. And this was not her, it was some other girl who jumped off the train to kill herself. Kritika stood there watching this horrifying incident, though she wasn’t related to this girl Kritika cried. She cried listening to the women chattering in the whole compartment. All the women in the train compartment pulled the chain, put the train at halt and gave details to the station master for further investigation. Everybody kept discussing about the girl’s parents, their loved ones and how killing oneself becomes a trauma for family and dear ones rather than the person themselves. Kritika was just struck by whatever was happening. She could exactly relate to things that were happening. That moment all she did was think about her family, her friends and all the people who made a difference in her life. She analysed that life is not just about holding onto temporary and negative things but life is to look out for good in everything.
Kritika was going through mixed emotions. She had tears in her eyes and felt sorry for the girl at the same time she was grateful to God for giving her a chance to analyse these things and stopping herself from taking a wrong step. All this while, she avoided calls from her mom thinking she just wants to end everything but after this incident Kritika came home crying and hugged her Mom and told her the whole story. All the things that she took for granted were now valuable for her. She understood the importance of having family and friends around and the fact that life is to always look out for good and positive rather than holding onto people, things or situations.
From that day on Kritika has pledged to help teenagers. She and her friends now create awareness on issues like suicide and depression by creating skits and dances.