Last week , I was chatting with one of my very good friend and we come to the point the good habit of reading books. Then I told my friend, it would indeed be a long and interesting story how I have developed habit of reading. So today, while sitting at office ; I am writing this and sharing with you all.
It all started in the year 2008 when I joined one of the prestigious engineering college in Nagpur . One beautiful weekend evening, I walked out from my room as I normally do because I don’t keep myself covered in 4 walls of the room; whenever I find time; I just roam around. On that evening, I reached to Big Bazaar. I was just moving ; seeing the different categories of products; saw many children were running here and there, people were buying households for the entire month; there was a girl who picked up one dress and showing her friend how beautiful the dress is. After sometime, I reached to 3rd floor where one can find books and stationery items . I wondered how people have the patience to read books with so many pages; because till that point of my life I never read any. While just moving slowly across the place; I just casually picked up one book ; flipped a few pages ; looked at the back cover and start reading the lines; that the author was telling what the story is inside.
Oh! , man; the author is saying; what will I do or say if I receive a call from GOD one night? I thought for sometime what I shall speak to GOD. Shall I ask him what is my future? where I am going in life or shall I thanks him for whatever he has given me in this life; right from the beautiful family from where I brought up to the person I become . That sentence makes all the difference. Out of curiosity I thought let’s give it a shot . I bought that book. If you are an avid reader, you might have guessed the book name. Yes it is from one of the best-selling author Chetan Bhagat and the book title is “One night at the call center”.
I reached home , read a few pages and just waiting when there will be a call from GOD. This would be funny , It took me 3 months to complete reading my first book . When I reached to 200 pages; still wondering why there is no call from GOD. Finally around 220 – 230( approx) pages; there was what I was waiting for. I learned many good things and the rest 60 – 70 pages I complete reading in an hour without taking a break. That intensity of interest developed in me for reading.
Then what, one after another , even I don’t know how many books I have finished reading till date. If you come to my room ; you can see my cupboard filled with books.
Books help us in many ways. They help us in connecting with people, options to learn many different things, understand ourselves , and the lists keep going on.(Click here) I am very thankful that that evening made all the difference .
You never know ; any good thing can happen at any moment at any time. So just keep your minds open, keep growing , keep shining. Keep reading . :)
What’s your story ? :)