what is the peace

Naheda Shaikh
Posted March 7, 2019 from India
Women's Day
the lady supporting me for home management with my little one and me

After lots of encocragement and motivation finally I am going to share a short story of real life, women base story on this women's day, thank you so much world pulse team for the motivation, at least I came out with someone's life struggle. 

 

On this women's day sharing a story of a lady, supporting me for home management, when we shifted to new town place after my husband's job transfer. she met me here, i was searching someone who can work at my home, and she met me. I am going to share this regarding the what is the peace for her, she was staying in small hut, cover with the jute, has been doing household work from last 30 years,as started in 30INR when it's time to get more she is not able to do that much work because of her age. Her husband passed away, too early, she tried her best to educate her son, he completed 10th standard which is her big achievement. Earlier she was not cooking at home eating whatever she given from the family she was working, now she started cooking on wodden stove. She has completed 3rd standard and like to read, I always give her books and news article cutting to read. She can write and read, I like her because she hasn't left reading whenever she get chance she read, like me, I read when I purchas something from outside in newspaper piece. ( Pakoda and chana chor garm one ) while eating I read it.  Most important thing is that, what is peace for her, ' Ben aapadne to ek time ni majoori madvi joiye (we have to get labour work at one time in a day) she does not have idea what is going on outside and in the world.she never demands,although her name is Ichha (mean Desire) she never asks for anything. Work so hard with full of dedication. She Worship of God because she believes in next birth which would be better than this. I think she is not getting enough source to empower but for me she is the real empower women. Enjoying her life. Lots of blessings to her and she will get better life.

The another story on this day is, a migrated family coming from the rural part. In front of my house, tribal family from rural area came to work in the agricultre farm, it was time when India was so cold and in our home we use to cover ourself with two blankets. the family was staying in open space with 3-4 children. two pregnent ladies also was their in the group. They use to weak up at 5 am because of no toilet so they use to go to open place for it. In that cold weather they take bath everyday and travel to another place start at 7 in the morning. 

one day, a pregnant lady was talking to my neighbour, I asked some questions regarding the vaccinations, my neigbour told me she is travelling in truck with the growing cotton she sit on the top and travelling with her baby in womb. I asked her not do that, she replied, we do not take care like you, we have to work for self and have to do that, nothing happen. we are like that only. She was so happy with the work what she was getting here because they have no more work which can give them money. To earning money like this, to take some amount in hand is peace for her. She does not consider the struggle we look it such as staying in open space, in so cold weather, or having bath with the chilled water in open space. It is ok, but when they earn something is giving peace to mind. 

I feel that, women and peace has different stories, but these are some differnt peace of mind which I come to know. on this women's day, I prey for the better life for them. 

Happy Women's Day...!

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Tamarack Verrall
Mar 07
Mar 07

Dear Neheda,
What i love about your story, and what I too believe is so important, is that the stories of those who have more or different challenges in lives are the most important to remember in the changes we work for together. A beautiful photo, and it is so good to meet you here and to learn about this woman who is now in your life and heart, along with others like her.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Naheda Shaikh
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks for your time to read, they are the real hero in my opinion. Thanks again.
Happy women's day
Love
Naheda

jlanghus
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hi Naheda,

Thanks for sharing your sad story, and lovely photo. I hope these women, and women in similar situations also have a better future, too:-(

You may want to consider sharing this story for the current story awards, "Change starts with a story?" If so, this is the link: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/89833

Hope you have a good evening, and a great IWD!

Naheda Shaikh
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hi,
Thank you very much for reading.
Will sharing it.
Love
Naheda

jlanghus
Mar 08
Mar 08

You're welcome, dear:) Great!!!

Connie F.
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thank you for sharing Naheda. Your story shows how these women have managed to find something to be grateful for (work) in the midst of such hardship and adversity. A lesson to us all in gratitude. They must have incredible strength.

Connie

Naheda Shaikh
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hey,
Thanks for reading, yes they must.
Life is so difficult as well different for them.
:)
Naheda

Obisakin Busayo
Mar 07
Mar 07

Thanks for sharing this story with us, I hope many more women in this situation will get help and have a better future. Thank you for the great work!
Happy Women's day
Busayo

Naheda Shaikh
Mar 07
Mar 07

Hey Busayo thanks for reading, hopefully they will get better.
Love
Naheda