The kindness of others

Lots of people will cross your path in life.  Some will bring you happy memories, some will teach you lessons, and some will do random acts of kindness that will strike you at your core.

The last category of human race is what brings hope to all of us and makes us want to lead by their example.  Friends and acquaintances that arrive at your door step with food when you have no power, or rally around you and help you pack and unpack when you need to move houses and you are seriously ill, or help you with picking kids up from school when you cannot leave work early, or mowing your lawn as it is just an extension of theirs, or those who appear out of nowhere with flowers, chocolates and ice-cream when you are feeling down to cheer you up.   There are also some who will selflessly help the sick, the elderly and any others needing help for no reason but to improve the quality of life of the less fortunate.

We have all experienced the kindness of others.  However, how many of you have done it for no other reason but just to be a good human, a good neighbour or a good friend? World would be a much happier place if we all tried to do small acts of kindness for the people around us without any expectation of reciprocation.

The population of the world combines many religions and beliefs.  What is often forgotten is being a good person comes before anything else.  If you are kind to others, you, without often realising it, enrich your own existence.  Good deeds do not have to be grand.  Smiling and saying hello, getting up in public transport to give your seat to an elderly person or a pregnant woman, helping a friend in need, listening to someone who needs to get things off their chest, bringing dinner to a sick friend…all those things do not require much effort.  I am thankful and grateful to each and everyone who has aided me in life and who has inspired me to better myself.

So what is your positive contribution to the universe today?


About Jane Garber-Rosenzweig

I am a mother, a senior franchising and commercial lawyer, a writer and a social media enthusiast. I live a very busy lifestyle but believe that you need to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I also believe in taking educated risks and celebrating all achievements in life, regardless of how big or small they are. I am a lateral thinker and an optimist. My goal in life is to ensure the saying “we make our own destiny” becomes a reality.
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