Sunday, March 16, 2014

Good samaritans

Yesterday I went outside for a little tid bit shopping. In the evening on the road just outside our apartments, the traffic is a continuous flow of vehicles.can you believe it I stood outside our apartments to cross the road for 20 minutes ( actually I am always quite scared of crossing the roads and extra cautious also ) and then one young man of the nearby shop also wanted to cross the road and with him I crossed it. And then he waved the hand at me and it dawned on me that,he crossed just to help me:) and then went back to his side.It just made my day. These are the little gestures which make life so beautiful.People like him make me believe in all the good things in life. He didnt know me, not even my language, he knew only Tamil, but he came out to help.
Then I thought over it that we see many big people in big cars least bothered about pedestrians, , they will just pass through with a needle;s space between them and people and we feel-what has world come to ? So its not money or splendour which makes you feel good but the goodness of people which moves you, makes you happy.

  I suddenly remembered one more incident from the past........long time back, when we were in Noida, I used to go to learn shorthand and typing by bus. While returning I was standing at the bus stop and whenever the bus came, the crowd surged, as there is no cue system in Delhi, and i was left standing, then a young boy of 14-15 came, he was coming back after his sports, he saw this, and when the next bus comes, what I see that he stops it, and stands behind me, and doesnt get into the bus till i have boarded. he was a very well dressed boy, must be from a rich family and due to preconceived notions, one expects brattish,and may be naughty but not this polite well mannered behaviour from them. I was so impressed, immediately the thought came to my mind----his parents are blessed to have a son like him, and i vowed to teach my children, who were young at that time, to be kind and polite all the time. These things are very small but leave a long lasting impression, this happened to me 30 yrs back but whenever i think about that boy a smile comes to my face and blessings on my lips.

And I can tell you about many more incidents where totally unknown people have helped me...sometimes I feel I am lucky and blessed,but then it make me feel good about the world we are living in is not so bad after all..there are enough good people here and it is sustaining on them only..actually this is what my father used to say....earth remains there because of a handful of good people and doesnt go down because of the majority of bad ones.so thing how much important good is!


I always try to help wherever I can, though in India pro active woman are still stared at, even if somebody asks the location of some place which I dont know, I try to go that extra mile to find it, even at the cost of my hubby's exasperation:)

20 comments:

Rama Ananth said...

Beautiful stories of good people coming to help you when least expected. Yes world survives because of such handful of people only I suppose.

Ruminating Optimist said...

Wish there are many more samaritans like these in today's world. The world will be a better place to live in.

Chai a Cup of Life said...

Such a nice gesture from the man crossing the road. You don't come across many people who take their time out to help, but when they do, it means a lot. Also, the rich boy you spoke about are blessed to have such great parents who brought him up well!! Lovely post.

Dilip said...

A beautiful and uplifting post. It goes to show that despite all the negative there are such shining examples of chivalry. Yes the parents of such lovely boys indeed are

Thank you.

Sandhya said...

Very rarely people come out of the way to help others. He seems to be a great man.

See, you still remember the boy who helped you. We never forget some things throughout our lives,

I love reading positive posts and this is one. Thank you, Renu!

Renu said...

Rama Ananth: surely Rama..I meet such people day in day out..they enforce the positivity in me..

Ruminating optimist: there are many...its because of them only we are able to live.

Chai a cup of life:Really Amelia..such people make me feel so happy, nothing else, even luxuries can bring the same happiness..

Dilip: A lot depends on parents..

Sandhya:..Yes Sandhya..I can never forget such people..These are the people who make this world so beautiful.

Asha said...

postivve posts sends positive vibes, Renu. Thanks for sharing. That was a kind gesture by that man who helped you cross the road and even that Noida teen.

YEs, there are many good samaritans out there.

anilkurup said...

Yes, indeed your stories, experiences are wonderful. Indeed it is such little gestures that turns the world.

SG said...

Thanks for the nice post. Agree. Good Samaritans do exist in this day and age.

sweetyshinde said...

Keep the faith; a good turn will always bounce back to you much amplified.

sweetyshinde said...

Keep the faith; a good turn will always bounce back to you much amplified.

Found In Folsom said...

Small acts makes the difference and I strongly believe in it. For that, rich or poor doesn't matter. There are good rich people and arrogant people who are poor. :)

Renu said...

Asha: There are many such people out there, we need to see them:)

Anilkurup:They make us realise how much small gestures are important/

SG:They do:)

Sweetyshinde:yes karma rules:)

Found in folusum: I agree:)

deeps said...

may be we need more Good samaritan parents in this era to have a generation of Good samaritans!

Renu said...

deeps: Exactly..onus lies on parents more than the children..

Amrita said...

Wow! sweet to hear such niceties.. i have been reading ur posts but the internet at home is kaput so not able to post comments :(

Renu said...

Amrita:I was missing your comments:)...May be I am lucky but whenevr I need somebody comes across to help me..if I start writing all of them, it will be a book:)

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Ashwini C N said...

There are good samaritans every where. We should have the eye to spot them, most often we tend to overlook them or they help they did wouldnt actually register in our minds.

Renu said...

Ashwini C.N.: I can nevr forget even a smile..because things like that make my day..I am not into things:)