What happened next?!!

Long ago, there lived a young little girl in a far away street in a city.

She’s pretty and dirty!! What??!! Yea, that’s right.

Pretty and dirty. Her face was pretty, yet dirty. Her hair was untidy. Her dress was too… same dirty.

Not so long back, there lived a not so young but grown up girl in a not so far away street in a city.

We don’t need more specifics than this. 🙂

A new teacher came by transfer.

Soon she found the little girl was nice.

Bright and hardworking. Good at her assignments. And.., very pretty and yet dirty. Her hair was untidy.

One day the teacher asked the little girl to wash her face before coming to school. So did the girl.

What happens next??

Teacher’s expectations raised. Asked for more..

Asked the little girl to wash her dress. Nope, no change !!

The little girl is in the same old unwashed dress, every single day.

Bright and hardworking. Good at her assignments. And.., very pretty and yet..??

The teacher didn’t give up. After a thought, she gifted a “New Blue Dress” to the lil’ girl.

The girl got excited and couldn’t wait till tomorrow to wear it.

WAIT !!

I mean Wait. For real. That’s it??

That’s the story for today? Nothing more? Are you okay.. with that?

How about this?? 👇👇

A new teacher came by transfer. New Scope.

Soon she found the little girl was nice and bright. Good at her assignments. And.., very pretty and yet her face was dirty. Her hair was untidy.

One day the teacher asked the little girl to wash her face before coming to school. Scope for Improvement.

So did the girl.

  • Proposal got accepted
  • Improvement done.

What happens next??

Teacher expectations raised. Asked for more.. Expectations increased. 🙂

Asked the little girl to wash her dress. Nope, no change !!

The little girl is in the same old unwashed dress, every single day.

Nope, no change !! The little girl is back in the same old unwashed dress every single day.

  • Plateau, no change.
  • Proposal declined.
  • Improvement not done.
  • And you know, that’s it. Expectations not met. 🙂

The teacher didn’t give up. After a thought, she gifted a “New Blue Dress” to the lil’ girl. Change in Strategy.

The girl got excited and couldn’t wait till tomorrow to wear it.

And, .. ..

Im pretty sure the rest of the story.., you all know it. If not all, at least few of you will, am I right?

That’s the story of..

  • Spring
  • 1902
  • The city of Cleveland
  • Ohio
  • Gates Avenue.
  • The little girl.
  • The new teacher.
  • And our star, the New Blue Dress.

That’s the short story by the Author Virginia Woolf

  • The gifted New Blue Dress inspired the little girl,
  • She inspired her mom to clean the kitchen and dining table
  • They both inspired the girl’s father to fix the fence and cleaning the house
  • The family inspired the neighbor and and the neighborhood..

Inspiration started spreading fast, like a virus !!

And has changed the scene of Gates Avenue. That’s called the Gates Avenue Cleanup.

No one including the teacher ever knew, this is what the future is going to be. It just happened ! I am truly inspired and never forgot this story!

Inspiration started spreading fast like a virus !!

No one including the teacher ever knew this is what the future is going to be. It just happened !

INSPIRING !! Isn’t it.

What’s your TAKEAWAY from the story?

Mine??

Let me hear from you first.

I will stop talking here..!! I have spoken enough till now…!! 🙂

Why don’t you tell me??

PS: Version no.19. Rest all stored by MS-office in My Documents folder. 🙂

Damn, writing about a story that has legacy is not an easy task. Apologies, if I didn’t do justice. All feedback is welcoming.

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Quality Analyst. CSV. Pharma. Discovered self as Writer & Storyteller.(Ask me-I’ll tell stories) Topics: Job Skills/Motivation/ Leadership/Management/Life.

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Lavanya Naram

Lavanya Naram

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Quality Analyst. CSV. Pharma. Discovered self as Writer & Storyteller.(Ask me-I’ll tell stories) Topics: Job Skills/Motivation/ Leadership/Management/Life.