I go for a morning walk. During the same hour, the roads of the city get cleaned by the employees of Municipal Corporation. Santosh is just one of many assigned to clean the area where I do morning walk.
After observing Santosh for a while, his way of working got my attention. He is so diligent with his work. He sweeps the road and sifts through the collection of dry waste where he separates plastics from the pile at each stretch that he cleans. He collects them in separate large bags.
I wanted to thank him and recognize his dedication to work. One does not find such people easily. I offered him tea one day as a small token of appreciation for his work. He smiled and told me to pay to a nearby shop and take tea after he finished work.
I made it a point to pay for his tea every day without asking him as he drinks at that shop every day. We exchange pleasantries every day, and I just indicate to him to have tea.
I do this not so much as an act of kindness but to reward him for his zeal and honest execution of responsibility.
Rewarding honesty gives a sense of satisfaction.
~ Black Lotus User