I am lucky to be surrounded by three families, all senior citizens, two of whom live in the same building where I live with my ailing mother. The third family stays in a building that is just 200 meters away.
One of the couples is our neighbours, and their only son stays a floor above. Unfortunately, he does not look after their needs. The second family stays one floor below. One of their twin daughters has Multiple Sclerosis while the other daughter stays in another town. The third couple has three daughters, all of whom who stay in a different city.
The senior citizens in our building need help on a daily basis – be it medicines, groceries, repairs, bill payments or a ride to the hospital. It is just grace that gives me opportunities to help them. In two of the families, the husbands don’t keep well. The third family treats me as their son as they do not have one and are a constant source of strength for me.
I have immense gratitude to the divine for making me a medium to help these three couples. Sometimes, all I do inquire every day if they need assistance, and my act would not even qualify as Rak!
We often underestimate the power of a small act of caring.
~ Black Lotus User