Hello, guys! How are you doing? Today’s post is going to be all about kindness. Everything, what led me to write this post, started on Tuesday when I headed to the big city I’ll call my temporary home after October knocks in. Waiting for the bus, I was sitting on the desk near ticket machines. They’re quite a new thing in the capital of my region, and before they actually became reality, people used to buy tickets in shops. They work a bit like Tablets with their touchscreens, and many of elderly people, who aren’t really familiar with the technology, have no idea how to use them. I believe we should help people, if we only can, provided they aren’t too rude, so when somebody asks me for help politely, I will help, because it feels right. Now let me describe a situation to you: there’s a man in his early 50’s, dressed in shabby clothes, and with incredibly tired eyes. Isn’t it a sad picture? For me, it was. The man had no idea how to use a ticket machine, and as he needed tickets, he asked me for help. I couldn’t refuse and in a matter of 30 seconds, he had the bus ticket in his hands. Might seem like a regular situation, but then his eyes got a little bit teary, as he started thanking me for my small act of kindness. You see, for me it wasn’t a big of the deal, but for him it was. He wanted to buy me a chocolate in a store next to ticket machines, saying I was extraordinarily nice ( I refused). It did seem weird to me that he thought so until he added that he was working in the train industry 12 hours per day, and people were rarely nice, but very often extremely rude. He was a hard worker, suffering from an illness, whose name I can’t remember, and he was surprised somebody would show him some kindness. That’s sad to think about. So many people choose to be rude without any reasons that acting nicely stopped being something obvious. In which direction are we, as mankind, going if hostility becomes the popular answer? Let’s not allow it to become a trend. Surprise the world with kindness!
Maybe someday your good energy will come back to you when you need it the most. Nothing feels better than a thought you might have brightened somebody’s crappy day up, believe me.
Ending with some wise words from Maya, I would like to thank you for reading my posts, it means a lot to me. You are awesome!
Do you believe in kindness? Have you lately been in a similar situation as I was? Let me know in comments below!
Have a lovely day,