“The desire to do good can be as burning, even more burning than greed, in an individual human being.” Mohammad Yunus.
Have you ever felt that desire? I sure have.
The feeling of having helped someone, gives me a sense of an unparalleled happiness. That euphoric feeling is better than anything else in the world. In a rat race to finish at the top, we tend to be come so selfish and self centred. MY dream, MY opinion, MY pain. Try replacing that with Your.
Make someone’s dream come true, make someone’s opinion heard or feel someone’s pain. And see your life change. Give yourself a break, for someone else today. For once think about that beggar shivering in the rain, or the pregnant woman who couldn’t find a seat in the train. And don’t just think, DO SOMETHING.
It’s easy to watch the heart wrenching scene, feel pity, and then walk past it, and go on with your life.
It’s easier to be oblivious. It takes something special to stop and give them a hand. It takes courage to step out of the crowd and walk against the tide. What would you do if you were enjoying a meal at Mc. Donald’s and a poor boy peeked inside through the glass window? What would you do if your regular train was right in from of you and you saw a woman collapse?
Would you turn away?
Would you tie your heart, close your eyes and pretend you didn’t see what you did?
Well, that would be definitely easier. More comfortable.
But. Try to do what others didn’t. Go out there an offer your bag of fries to that kid. It may be the only meal he must’ve eaten in days. Watch that smile spread across his face, and I promise that smile will brighten your day.
Give a miss to your train and tend to that woman. She will be grateful. That gratitude is something you will never forget.
Well, you could still be among the thousands who didn’t care. You could be the majority who walked past something disturbing and didn’t turn back. But you also have the choice to be among those few, who do care. Who have the desire to do good.
You don’t have to do big things. You don’t have to climb mountains. Sometimes all it takes is something as small as helping a blind man cross the road. Or as insignificant as asking a sad looking person if they’re okay.
That one act of kindness makes all the difference in the world.
And it’s always your choice. You might’ve told yourself over and over again, “But, I couldn’t do anything anyway.”
Well, you could, if you chose to. If you really wanted to.
Perspectives differ. You may be amongst the many who chose to be indifferent.
Or, you could be that one person who desires to do good, and does it when no one else does.
And that’s a decision only you can make.
And that’s where I leave you 🙂