Kindness is the Little Thing that Matters Most
A virtue that has received grand felicitation since times immemorial and has been a source of immense pride, kindness, is one such thing that never brings regret to its pursuer. The immediate result may not be as good as it was anticipated but kindness in a long run always fetches sweet fruits.
Be it to a needy poor starving and you feed him with a biscuit, setting a bowl of water or throwing bread crumbs to birds, serving to the aged or undertaking blood donation, kindness can be manifested through smallest of jobs. Every one of us, no matter how emotionally cold were we in our lives, have done some acts that were kind and helpful. Didn’t you feel a sense of great happiness when u did that act? Didn’t you want to do more things like that?
It is these little things that bring true happiness to one’s life. Nowadays, humans seem to be so self-absorbed and surrounded by greed that the simplest acts of kindness can seem gigantic in this time of scarcity. Kindness brings happiness not only to the life of receiver but to the pursuers too. But a kindness should retain its purity which should be done from the heart. It is always the spirit to be helpful that matters.
I have always been very sensitive and emotional by nature. Even a small thing leaves a deep impression on me. Those who personally know me would be aware that I’m a kind-hearted person and always try to do some good deed for others. However, some may consider me as an unpractical or stupid person. I have been hearing these things since my childhood from others but I can’t change myself.
I had learned these things from my Nanu (grandmother) as I was very close to her. She was a very kind lady and was always ready to help others. I remember, how she used to sit on her door during hot afternoons of summers for providing cold water to thirsty people and even animals. In those hot noons when people slept calmly inside their cool rooms. I also remember how some people used to ridicule her kindness but she didn’t care. She used to tell that our religion teaches us to help others but in such a way that if you help someone with your right hand, even your left hand unaware of your act.
At that time I was unable to understand the real meaning of that message but after growing up, not only I got the meaning but also it got mixed up inside me.
I never met him…
Not only my nanu, I have seen many kind people in my life and learned a lot of things from them. During my husband’s treatment, I got so much experience of life that I never even imagined. I saw a new face of this life which I never knew, you can see both humanity and cruelty when you are in a hospital. I always stood up against mercilessness of the people or staff and helped the helpless people whatever I could do that time. I cried from inside from my heart for those I didn’t know. I helped others and gave courage even my own heart was drowning in.
If I got to know about the cruelness of this world, on the other hand, I met some kind people whose benevolence really astonished me.
They had given their support at every step of this struggle. One of them was a person I neither knew or never met him, but whatever he did at that tough time, I will never forget in my life. Whenever I felt very helpless myself, he supported me. I learned a lot of things from him, I learned that we all are human, there is no difference among us. Whenever one is in pain, we must empathize. Whenever someone needs, one should stand for help.
It should be just like a chain, if you get something good from other, you should transfer it to someone else.
We can do just small acts of kindness on a daily basis
Whether u donate millions or a penny, it is the heart that counts. An act of kindness which is for pomp and show is no better than misery. It may offer some ethereal satisfaction to one’s ego but it cannot be termed as benevolence. But life demands originality and durability in its assets. True content can only be achieved by hearty kindness and not superficial showoffs.
Every religion teaches one common thing- be kind to everyone. In today’s world, all those who claim to be the saviours of religion seem to have forgotten their first and foremost duty – generosity. It is the time that each of us realises our responsibility and with small acts of kindness on a daily basis make this world a better place to live in!
Coming to my outfit:
As for my outfit, this is what I wore when we paid a visit to the local Zoo one weekend. It was quite sunny, a typical winter afternoon in Dehradun. I wanted to look stylish and stay comfortable so I went for a knitted pink jumper and black jeans combo. I layered it with one of my favourite coats, this blue plaid one and finished my look with a pair of black sneakers because what speaks comfort as loudly as a pair of sneakers?
Coat – StyleMoi
Jumper – Here
Jeans – Miss Selfridge
Sneakers – Converse
Bag – Lavie