Yesterday evening, when I waited for my bus, at the bus stand,
I saw a lady walk to the litter bin nearby, with a lunch box in her hand,
She emptied its contents into a clear polythene bag, and threw it into the bin,
Where it lay, among the trash, tucked in.
Then, a few moments after, a rag picker stopped by,
He began to fish earnestly for food in the bin, when this bag caught his eye –
He happily tore it open, and bit by bit,
He finished every last morsel in it.
Talk about irony – on the one hand there’s everything in plenty, there’s abundance,
While on the other, even the left overs make a huge difference.
An aged passenger got into the share auto we were driving in, today, with baggage. But forgot to take it with him when he got down at his stop. The driver, the moment he noticed this, started calling out to him, but the man had already walked quite a distance and couldn’t probably hear him. So he reversed the vehicle upto him, handed his baggage over. The surprise, the gratitude, the happiness on the old man’s face was a vision that tugged at my heartstrings.
What a beautiful start to the day!💖
I was sitting in a share-auto, stuck in traffic yesterday evening, when I got to visualise this wonderful moment. An old man, was struggling to cross the road with his luggage – he couldn’t walk fast with the baggage he had, and the signal was red. Two kids, who were playing on the footpath nearby, saw this and quickly ran over to him, got the baggage from his hands. One of the kids, called over to a third kid and asked him to help the old man cross the road. In seconds, the old man and his luggage were across the road, safe and sound. The old man’s happiness was evident from the smile on his face.
Help still does reach those who need it, without them having to ask for it.
Moments like these assure you that the world is still a wonderful, wonderful place to live in.
This is basically a thank you blog to the kind soul who helped me today. I took a detour on the way to my office today (because I was late)with the hope I’d reach soon, but ended up boarding an extremely crowded bus. Whether it was the suffocation or my low blood pressure, I really don’t know, but I ended up getting out of the bus at one stop and sat down literally on the footpath. I was dizzy, concussed. I wasn’t hungry, I was on full stomach, (thankfully, I hadn’t skipped my breakfast today). I wasn’t dehydrated, I could feel that. But, I wasn’t able to focus clearly or make my way ahead. So, on the footpath I sat. And then, this young lady comes over, helps me up, gives me her bottle of water (I had my own, but was too dizzy to open my bag and get it out), gets me into an auto to work, and gives me a chocolate to pop into my mouth, so I feel better. I just muttered thanks, couldn’t get more through.
I felt better once inside the auto.
I don’t know if I’d meet her again. I don’t know if I’d recognize her if I meet her again. So this, is my way of expressing my gratitude to her and this is also a note to self, that there is still goodness around. There is still hope and humanity around.
And, may God bless her!
A series I’m starting, to bring around positivity, love and hope in my own small way by sharing good, real incidents I chance to be part of, in my daily life. Just to spread the word that humanity is still alive. Titling them ‘Moments’, because they are really moments to cherish, rejoice and celebrate. Moments to recollect and remember. Moments with no message and moral. Moments that are simply valuable moments.
And they’d be handwritten because I believe handwritten notes carry so much warmth and belonging in them. Also because I’ve been wanting to write for so long and this is my chance to begin.
So trusting and warm and real. I don’t know if the kids know each other, but I could really see the willingness to help, trust and belong.
P.S. I know, I know I need to work on my handwriting :p