Best portions of a good person’s life

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 to others, specially those not as lucky as we are, is the essence of a good heart.Unfortunately, most people live with the misconception that we give, share, help or show kindness and compassion for others’ sake. No. All these virtues are indulged by us, first for our benefit because when we do these, we feel good about ourselves. Do a random act of kindness on a daily basis without expectation of return and see your happiness graph scaling new heights. Robin Sharma, famous writer of many books on self-empowerment & life skills, says “Kindness, quite simply, is the rent we pay for space we occupy on this planet”.
    It does not make sense that while people keep clamoring for God’s mercy and kindness, they are not so kind 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 business places. Person, who works at the construction site to make a beautiful house for you to live in or person, 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 them, both in terms of money and morale. Such small measures of goodwill & kindness, make big difference in the long run.
    People going hungry in any society, is a blemish on the entire society, specially to those who are well to do and should be wise enough to share their wealth and prosperity in the shape of kindness and compassion. If we are not doing it, we are going against the nature, which has provided for everyone’s need but greedy people, with their power and influence, want and acquired more than their valid share. We are also depriving ourselves of the joy in return we get, when we are kind. Whatever we give or share out of our kindness, makes our Provider also happy with us.

Kindness


    ‘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 in the doer. It makes his inner being rock-solid. It is the closest thing you can do to make God notice you. Loving God has no meaning if you are unkind to His creations. 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 kindness, and see your wealth do wonders to your happiness and well being. 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.
Excerpts From our Book, 'What They Don't Teach in Educational Institutions'.
Ravi Mahajan.

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