Yesterday, I went to the market. It was raining just enough to make one wet. My son and I were crossing a road when we saw a man in his late 50’s, selling samosas from a big tin box on his head. We felt compelled to help and my son, who is 15, said that we should give him money since he is not begging but trying to earn his livelihood. I told him to do it.
The man thought we wanted a samosa, but when my son gave him the money, the expression on his face is something I can’t forget. What followed was totally beyond my comprehension. My son told me that he wanted to earn money and sponsor at least one education for a needy child when he grows up. That moment I realised the values my wife and I instilled in him are bearing fruits.
We blame this generation for being careless, but deep down, they are also considerate. It was an eye-opener for sure, and I knew my son would certainly bring change in the lives of people.
Kindness can be inculcated and nurtured.
~ Black Lotus User