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Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Hi guys out there! Well, stories have been my first love because they make life. We all have stories to talk about, stories untold, stories locked in our hearts. I have been writing stories ever since they influenced me. Here I am with three fiction novels in my kitty. If you have a story you want to talk about, you can always write to me. Here you'll find my blog posts too which are sometimes funny and stupid because I choose to write what prevails within me. About me on a personal note: I love to write at any time. Some day, I want to be the person who creates a tiny difference in the book world. Apart from that, I do have common interests just like anybody else with an extra tint of passion for books. You can always write to me here chitalmehta1987@gmail.com or check my website here - www.chitalmehta.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The late gratitude

Very often we find that strangers help us in the most strangest way possible.  Most of the the times we are not able to pass our thanks to them because life changes every single day with people moving on as well. Which is why I think there should be no delay in thanking someone.

Three years ago, when I first sent out my first script to a dozen publishers, I got more rejections than expected.  But there was this one publisher who accepted my story but it never took off with him as he demanded a huge investment.  I had just started working so putting up front so much money was impossible. So I refused and forgot about him.

Today morning, when I browsed through a publishing website, I came across his profile which stated his experience.  Further down, the article stated that he had died a couple of years ago due to a cardiac arrest.

A complete stranger, he was the first person to actually let me know that my story was fit to be published. He instilled the faith in me which has helped me stir the stories of my heart into paper. 

As I learnt the news of his death after two years, I wished I had thanked him for that small encouragement that has changed my life.

I guess that's what life is - encounter with strangers who restore our faith and walk away blissfully unaware of thier act. I have resolved to send thanks to all those strangers who have touched my life because gratitude should never wait until death.