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.