“Small Acts of Kindness” by Harsha Ravindran (2016)

How to Make Someone’s day

Almost everyone wants to make the world a better place, almost everyone wants to contribute and make someone else’s day. But the problem is, many people often go out of their way to help others when all they actually need to do is actually really simple. 

It’s normally the small acts of kindness which people remember you for, and most of the time, you don’t actually have to do anything special; being a decent human being is more than enough to put a smile on someone’s face.

Like there was once a shopkeeper who refused to sell me some cookies because they were too close to the expiring date. He said that he’d order a new batch soon and told us that there would be no way we would be able to finish all of the cookies by the time the expiring date came, so it would be a waste of money. It was just one good deed, but it was enough to restore my faith in humanity.

Another simple example would be when you go to a restaurant and notice that the waitress looks nice. Why not go tell her that? People would normally be too embarrassed to tell even someone on the street that they look nice, or that they have a nice smile. I personally have this problem too. This is actually a big part of being truthful, being able to tell someone, even a random stranger, how you feel, at the exact moment you felt it. 

I’ve done it maybe once or twice before and it reminded me that there’s always a reason why we feel something. Maybe on that day, that waitress was having a terrible day. Telling her that she looked nice (if that’s how you felt) could have cheered her up. You could have just been Nature’s instrument to make her feel better. It all goes back to the importance of being truthful (www.ascendancepro.com). 

These are just small things; not conning people for money, being truthful, yet they aren’t easy things to do. But contrary to popular belief, these small things actually impact people more than we realize. 

Many would argue that they have never seen any random stranger in their right mind be nice or kind to someone they didn’t know, so why should they start being truthful now. Well, you probably haven’t seen anyone do it, because you’ve never tried it before. Remember, the world is just a reflection of you! To change what you see on the outside, all you need to do is correct what needs to be corrected on the inside.

Again I say, you don’t have to do anything big or flashy. Just the little things, like helping someone pick up something they dropped when their hands are full, being honest, holding the lift for someone else. As long as you do it from the Heart, your small acts of kindness would impact people more than you could imagine.

So start now, follow your heart and if you want to help someone out, start small!

– Harsha

1 Comment

  1. larshag3108@gmail.com

    I really appreciate and really like this blog by harsha cause it is filled with good principles and moral values that we can learn.


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