Short Story: The Value of Life


While I was in my high school years I was invited to a gathering of pious people, they shared stories during 6pm until 7pm. More of their stories was about self-encouragement and motivational stories. If you don’t mind I really made this post just for you. 🙂

One day an ill person named Edward (well just a screen name, don’t imagine twilight okay?) have this unusual feeling and it’s been weeks, so he decided to go to a Doctor and asked for a check-up.

While having his Check-Up the Doctor told him he will only have few more weeks to live, 17 days to be exact and since he really wanted to know about his condition the Doctor told him about his remaining days left.

He asked if it could be cured by any medicine or therapy but the Doctor told him it’s negative and there is no cure to his illness. His illness is somewhat connected to a heart problem, and since Edward doesn’t have enough income to support his welfare he thanked the Doctor and left.

So while he was on his way home, he saw a Caravan of Pious people all were from different religions and some of them are pagans/atheist but they are living together harmoniously. 

A child; carrying a bucket of water who was also part of the Caravan happened to pass by Edward and asked. “Big brother are you okay?” You look so down and pale.

Edward smiled and hugged the Child. Meanwhile, the leader of the Caravan was searching for the Child and he found the both of them having a conversation with joyous smiles on their faces. The leader of the Caravan asked Edward if he wanted to Journey with them to different countries and meet various people and attain tranquility while they are within the group.

Knowing he only had a little time left in his life, Edward refused. He saw the face of the child with a sad manner, right at the very moment since he had a few days left he decided to join the Caravan just to comfort the child.

They ventured from one place to another. Preaching people, helping the needy and providing service which they ask nothing in return and with this fruitful events Edward never asked anything for more, he lived with it and he loved what he’s doing.

To make it short, It’s the 17th day and Edward was anxious about his health but nobody in his new family knew about it. He decided to walk alone in the woods and thought if he would bid farewell nobody will see him, like his previous life he lived alone as an orphan since birth. (I’m sorry if it’s already too long) 

The night came and Edward happened to fall asleep. In his dream people with white clothes riding on horses were calling his name, a limelight like a tunnel flashed unto his face and suddenly he was shocked the child is already hugging and worrying about him and he asked what day is it.

They told him the date and he calculated, it was already the 19th day and he exceeded the expected day of his farewell. Excitedly how Edward felt, he told the Caravan to visit his village and help his community. So, they went to Edward’s Village.

The usual events of the Caravan when visiting a community is already visible and Edward bid to his Caravan he would visit a certain Doctor.

He went to the Doctor’s house and surprisingly he saw a lady. Edward asked, “Who may you?”, The Lady replied, “I am the Doctor of the Village, how may I help you?”.

Edward replied, “Where is the previous Doctor of this Village?” then the Lady replied. “The Doctor died 2 weeks ago with a heart problem”. Then Edward said to his self “I would rather live a fruitful life than to just sit in a corner harvesting dimes”

Well that’s the end of the story. It did an impact to me. But I can’t tell how it should give an impression to you. 🙂 Me and my friends are in full support in you with your fast recovery. 🙂

Note: I met Edward and he is still with the Caravan 🙂


4 thoughts on “Short Story: The Value of Life

      1. Not a problem. You can nominate anyone who you think deserve the award, followers or not. Keep the tech posts coming. 😀

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