https://woocommerce.com/?aff=21927&cid=2378032Here’s a very inspiring story shared by a friend of mine:
A young lady with her friend were on a visit to the mall for some shopping.While they were at it,she excused herself to check on someone at the car park. On approaching the exit door,she was greeted by a little poor fulani girl dressed in a flowery gown and in her teens. They are mostly seen around carparks,malls or event centers begging for alms. At first,she was puzzled,she then turned to her and asked, “What can I do for you?”
“Aunty,please I am hungry,haven’t taken anything since morning.Can you buy lunch for me?”
The lady smiled and replied, “Oh!sorry about that,I haven’t taken anything either.” The little girl was dazed and she dipped her hand into her pocket and handed over the few change she had to the lady. Astonished,the lady told her the money couldnt be enough to purchase anything. The young girl felt awful and told her she would go around to beg for alms. And she did. She came back with extra token and handed it over to the lady. “I am sure this would be enough for lunch aunty?” She said.
“But why did you have to go the extramile for me to beg?” She asked the young girl. “But aunty,I am a beggar and I know how to do that whenever I am hungry or in dire need of help but you are not a beggar.” She responded.
On hearing this,the lady broke down in uncontrollable tears and handed the token back to her,took her to one of the restaurant in the mall and they had great time at lunch.They later took pictures and the lady shared the beautiful story on her social media page.
What a touching story on Kindness.
The truth is,kind people are rare to find but really kindness often requires courage and strenght. Research has shown that devoting resources to others rather than having more and more for yourself brings about lasting well-being.
It is not enough to say you are a Christian,you have to show it by example. Even though the little poor girl wasn’t a Christian,yet she exhibited a christlike way of living. Nearly 37%percent of the people in the world are in extreme poverty. These set of people are not far from us,they are our neighbours,a brother or sister walking down the road,or a helpless immediate or extended family. You don’t have to be familiar with anyone of them before you reach out. Kindness doesn’t hinges on conditions or barriers,it overcomes any situation.
The basis of kindness is Love. Do you really have love flowing from the pore of your body? Remember,it will always be a struggle to be kind to others when you haven’t experience one. However,since you are a child of God,love and kindness should flow naturally from you to anyone.Just like the poor girl,her kindness was extremely deliberate, natural and pure.
Showing kindness comes with a sense of fulfilment and inner peace.
As Harold Kushner once said, “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return but because of who you are.”
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up-Jesse Jackson