( Part-II )
Her mother smiled a little and then said, "We all are handicapped. A person having a condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically, mentally, or socially is known as a handicapped person. As you can't see, those people called you handicapped. But those people couldn't see the inner beauty within you, they just saw your outer look and gave a feedback, so they are also handicapped. Everybody does that, everybody judges a person by his or her outer look without knowing his or her story. In fact, we all are handicapped either mentally or socially. We don't have the ability to accept things easily, to accept people like the way who they are. We don't have the ability to think freely, we don't have the ability to keep negativity away from us, even we don't hesitate to look a fair matter in the light of negativity. We don't have the ability to listen to ourselves. We don't know what we want, we just know that we have to bother about what people say, we just change our wishes according to the society. We don't have the ability to live in our own way, we don't know how to be our own kind of beautiful. Whenever it comes about raising our voice, we are deaf & dumb. Whenever it comes about superstitions, cheap rules & regulations, we are blind. Whenever it comes about helping others without having any expectations in return, we don't have any hands or legs. So aren't we handicapped? Yes! We are handicapped, we all are handicapped!"
Avantika replied, "No baba! I don't want to be like that. I'm okay! In fact, I'm very happy for being me. In future, I'll never compare me with others. I'm very fine in my own way." "Yes Avantika! And always be pure by heart and never be sad for your blindness", said her mother, "a blind person knows the definition of love better than the others. You are so blessed than the others and the path of being blessed is not so easy. You will always face challenges in life but I know my angel will win." Little Avantika smiled and said loudly, "Yesssss! I will win!"
Then her mother called her for dinner and they slept together. On her eighth birthday, a new Avantika was born who knew how to be an "unhandicapped soul" with a handicapped body.