Owing to many known and unknown reasons, I felt pretty unhappy and restless the other day.
So I decided to take a break and go on a long walk and get some things done. One thing led to another, and I consciously got opportunities to perform tiny acts of kindness.
1) Amidst the unbearable scorching heat, I saw a poor old physically disabled man begging for alms. I gave him good money but realised that it would be of little use to him. So I decided to buy him some fruit as well. I also wanted to buy him food. Very sweetly, he told me that the fruit and money were enough and blessed me!
2) Walking further, I noticed that a poor family was selling wilted flowers near a temple. Owing to the pandemic, I had stopped buying flowers entirely. But, moved by their plight, I paid extra for those flowers. Their happy smiles made me feel better.
3) Finally, I had to reach a place. There, I noticed a clueless receptionist who waited for customers. After receiving a particular service, I genuinely appreciated her and gave a good rating for the business. She smiled and instantly made my day too!
My restlessness was gone by the time I finished my walk and got back to work. I realised that tiny things do matter, and we can genuinely impact others’ lives around us when we look closely.
Tiny acts of kindness do make a lot of difference, for both the receiver and doer.