Akash looked at his latest creation with great satisfaction. He crafted custom-made shoes for his patrons. He put his heart and soul into his work. It was well appreciated.
He had started out two decades ago. Now many like-minded people worked with him. The small room in the back of his house had given way to a big workshop with plenty of light and air.
His thoughts went back to those days when he had run away from home and had come to this city. A person with a dream and the will to work hard can survive anywhere. He had worked in a leather factory. One day he met a dance teacher. Akash loved dancing and seeing his enthusiasm the dance teacher decided to teach him free of cost. Akash loved it and wanted to gift something to his Guru. Measuring the teacher’s feet, he made a pair of dancing shoes. His teacher loved the shoes and told others about them. They came to Akash asking for shoes. Years went by and his business expanded. He was grateful to God and his dance teacher for making it possible for him to live life as he wished.
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