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:)