Best portions of a good person’s life. His little nameless unremembered acts of LOVE and KINDNESS:
When we have a good heart, good life will follow. Being kind and loving, is the essence of a good heart. Most people think that we give, share, help or show kindness for others’ sake. NO. First beneficiary is us since these make us feel good about ourselves, which is the best feeling one can have. Do a random act of kindness on a daily basis without expectation of return and see your happiness graph scaling new heights. As per Robin Sharma “Kindness, quite simply, is the rent we pay for space we occupy on this planet”.
While we keep clamoring for God’s mercy, we should also be kind and merciful to His creations. Your house-maid or servant for example! It is because of their labors and efforts, our life is so comfortable. We prosper because of the hard work put-in by people working for us and share responsibilities in our businesses. Labour who works for the construction of the beautiful house we dream or boy who tends to the punctured wheel of your car in the hot sun, and umpteen other chores done as service, so that you can be comfortable. When you pay a little extra to show your kindness, it will not make any difference to you, but shall make much difference to the receiver.
Whatever we give or share out of our kindness, makes our God much happier with us than many temple visits we undertake to appease Him. With our kind acts, we show that we have been fair with His bounty entrusted to us and have not monopolized it for our selfish ends.
‘KINDNESS’ is a small word but covers great many virtues. Kindness can be anything for someone, the power of a sympathetic touch, smile to a person for whom that might be the only touching moment of the day, a kind word, an attentive listening ear, a few honest appreciative words about a job well accomplished by the team or individual, even a small act of caring, which might cost or mean nothing to you but has the potential to change a life.
Expressions of compassion and kindness reduce fear, induce feel-good factor, boost confidence and has the potential to generate immense inner strength for the doer. It makes his inner being rock-solid. It is the closest thing you can do to make God notice you. Visiting temples, doing all sorts of pujas and rituals to appease the Gods, hardly make any sense when we ignore the poor beggars sitting outside the temple waiting for some alms, so that they can eat something. When you touch a fellow human being with love and kindness, you are doing God’s work. Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. Be generous in giving and bestow kindnes and see your wealth do wonders to your happiness and wellbeing. Even when your kindness is not acknowledged by the receiver, remember that God smiles in heaven for your kind act and feels proud of you.
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