Alice- My strength (from me to me)

Sushmita Das
Posted July 28, 2020 from India

This is a story of an Empowered Girl- “Alice”!

A baby girl with snow white like appearance born to very loving and caring parents, they named her “Alice”. They grew her up with all their love and tenderness. She was the daffodils of her parents’ life.

Unaware of the fanatical world, she stepped down to see the different colours of the world that the people were coloured with.

Alice was just 4year old, it was the occasion of Durga Puja wherein Goddess Durga is worshipped and many cultural events are organised.

She went along with her parents, and meanwhile she left her mom’s hand and ran along with her friends to watch the killing of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga, on the stage( it was the part of those cultural events).

It was a place crowded with people, her parents were at one end and she at the other.

An hour past, Alice starred here and there but she couldn’t find her Mumma and Papa. Then she decided that she would walk straight towards her home, but the unfortunate truth was that she didn’t know the house no. nor did she have anyone to escort her to her home.

It was more than a mile, without even gauging the distance, she decided to walk on her little feet, thinking she may find her parents on her way to home. Her mom and dad searched for their beloved daughter everywhere, but sadly they had lost all their hopes to get their daughter back. They registered a complaint of their missing daughter, and disappointedly walked towards the home.

As they were approaching the home they saw a fair little girl sitting on the staircase with her head down and waiting for her parents. Yes, you got it right, it was “Alice” sitting silently.

The moment they saw her, their eyes were filled with tears of contentment and joy. Her dad picked her up in his arms and promised her to never leave her hand ever in his life.

Moral- if a small girl without even knowing the meaning of motivation and empowerment, can possess the power to take a decision and walk alone on the road and reach her home using her intellect of mapping the location, then why we as grown up women stay back to decide something which will bear good results for our lives.

The story of Alice tells a lot about the innate nature of a woman, that she is born with immense power.

There is always an empowered woman hidden in each one of us. All it needs, an insight to identify that “empowered woman” at the right point of her life.

Sushmita Das is The same Alice about whom you just now read. The above mentioned incident is narrated from one of my childhood experiences.

Remembering that incident about my life, gives me more power to always stand not just for myself but also, for those women who feel disempowered, be it my friend or a foe, my support will always be with the RIGHT.

I’m an empowered woman now and so do I expect all women to be!

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Hello, Sushmita,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from India is rising up!

Awww. This is such an endearing story about "Alice". I wondered as I read how you knew about her motivation to go home. Only to find out later it was you! What a Storyteller! Thank you for sharing the lessons from that incident. I'm relieved Alice is safe.

Please keep on writing. We would love to know more about you. I hope you can connect to our global sisters and access opportunities on the Resources Page.

I'm looking forward to reading more from you. Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Sushmita Das
Jul 29
Jul 29

Hi Karen, Thank you so much reading it so beautifully and also, welcoming me to this platform where women empower each other through their stories.
Surely I will share more stories which will inspire everyone.

Damilola Fasoranti
Jul 28
Jul 28

Hi, Sushmita,

It's so cool to have you share your first story and it is even more delightful that you started with a story of empowerment and inners strength.

I agree with you that every woman has that the innate nature of a woman, is that she is born with immense power. I have seen and experienced this statement so many times around me.

Keep sharing your empowerment with others till we all spread out and make the world a better place through our strengths.

Thank you for sharing.

Sushmita Das
Jul 29
Jul 29

Hello Damilola,
Thank you so much for reading my story. Really appreciate your words.

Nini Mappo
Jul 28
Jul 28

Haa, the courageous character in the story turned out to be the story teller!
Well told 'Alice'.

Thank you for sharing your story, and welcome to World Pulse.

Sushmita Das
Jul 29
Jul 29

Haha ! Fortunately it is me.
Thank you so much for your kind words.

Beth Lacey
Jul 29
Jul 29

You are empowered- no one can take that from you.

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

True that we all are Empowered and you very rightly said, no one can take it from us.

esther atosha
Jul 29
Jul 29

thank you for sharing your storry. welcome to woldpulse dear , the place wher you belong

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

It's my pleasure to be a part of this Empowered family .

Caroline Bokwe
Jul 29
Jul 29

Hi Shushmita,
Your story is one of faith and determination. You got my heartbeat raising while reading your story, for fear that Alice's parents never found her again. It is so wonderful how you turned a traumatic experience into something as powerful as empowerment. Keep the momentum.

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

Haha! Alice had to go back to her parents. Thank you so much for reading and appreciating my story.

Chi8629
Jul 30
Jul 30

Thank you for sharing.

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

My pleasure

Anne McCaw
Jul 31
Jul 31

Sushmita, I am so moved by your story, and I love how you told it. I think we so often forget moment in our childhood when we were brave without even knowing that "brave" means. Those memories have power now and forever. I feel like you have given me a great gift with this story.

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

Every child is a brave child. It's just that she needs a right moment to discover her bravery.
Thank you so much for your kind read.

Npako Moudi Ivoline
Aug 02
Aug 02

Alsome story..Alice is an icon ,my model...Soo encouraging.

Sushmita Das
Aug 04
Aug 04

I'm so glad that I could encourage you through my childhood experiences.
Thank you so much for reading my story.

Prozoe
Aug 07
Aug 07

"The innate nature of a woman, that she is born with immense power. " Yes please!!! I cannot agree more. If we were to wake up each morning with just that knowledge, so many strong holds will be loosed.

Thanks for the story of Alice. Looking forward to learn more about you.

#BigLove

Sushmita Das
yesterday
yesterday

Thank you so much sure I will share few more stories in the coming days.

That's a great one. Thanks for sharing. That's the power of determination.

Sushmita Das
yesterday
yesterday

Thank you so much for reading. I totally agree with you.

Vanora.Lee
Aug 07
Aug 07

Yes, women has lots of in-born attributes to stand equal or stand out of oppsite gender! Thanks for your sharing.

Sushmita Das
yesterday
yesterday

True that ! Thank you so much for your kind read.

Emi' Alawode
yesterday
yesterday

Congratulations on your first story and welcome to World Pulse! What a great way of telling a story, filled with suspense. Please Sushmita, keep writing and remain empowered. The women of India and the entire world sure needs this.

Yes, we can! :)

Sushmita Das
yesterday
yesterday

Thank you so much for your encouragement and appreciation. I will surely keep sharing empowering write ups.