Grashmi and I were driving back after yet another day that left us raw and bereft. And that is when we saw this family on NH8. Grashmi pulled over to the side and I asked them if we could share some biscuits and water bottles. The mother politely said "No, we have enough" and the father echoed. Meanwhile the little one grinned "Are these biscuits?" If I ever need a reminder of grace and dignity and all that is beautiful in the world, I will look at this young mothers face: carrying all her belongings with such ease on the top of her head, and a hope and a prayer, that it will safely take her home. That she will never take more than what is enough. And that she will smile through it all, and teach her children to always do the right thing too.

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