I remember how easy and joyful my life was and how friendly I was, especially towards anyone who was depressed. Some years ago, I even had a widow who worked in my house, against a lot of opposition from everyone.
Years passed, and circumstance changed. I was betrayed by my family and relatives, and I lost everything. People came along with members of my family in an attempt to overpower me. As their body language changed and the arguments became louder, I saw that the old lady had come to stand beside me with a ‘lathi’ (a heavy stick). The next day she came to me and, aware of my financial condition, told me not to worry and that she had ₹14,000 saved that was mine whenever I needed it.
Speechless with gratitude at her words, I realized that this support I had earned was my strength. I felt blessed and proud.
Kindness and generosity make all the difference in the world.
~ Himanshu pandey bairagi