My friends argued that I shouldn’t go, mainly because I was seven months pregnant then. I assured them that I’d be very careful. One of them wanted to come with me but I insisted that she stayed with another friend who needed help with her baby.
I walked out of the hotel and started making my way to the car. At the traffic junction, a van stopped and the passenger alighted with an umbrella. Before I knew what was happening, he walked right beside me and told me he’d escort me to my destination. I was very embarrassed and declined, but he was very persistent.
During our walk, he kept telling me to walk slower, as the ground was wet. When we got to the car-park, I thanked him and we parted ways. I did not get his name and may not even recognise him now. Did he purposely stop for me? I’ll never know.
So how did I pay it forward? I was at home when I noticed two Indian construction workers walking in the heavy rain. They were probably on their way to the construction site near my estate, which was a long walk in. I went out and passed them an umbrella. They were taken aback by my gesture, and I told them they should take the umbrella and keep it. They were very grateful and like me, probably wondered why a stranger was offering such kindness.
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|Angel Naman on 12 February 2013 ,13:45 |
It is with those small acts of kindness that I say to myself "Thank you Lord Jesus for this life"
|Nomzi on 20 October 2012 ,23:00 |
Surely the world is moving on with such small acts of kindness its my utter belief that if u had done any good to someone you will definitely receive goodness back from someone else .
|ThePhyu on 12 October 2012 ,17:27 |
All of us, in this world, should practise sensless acts of kindness at our best to bring this world to a state of complete peace.
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