Everyday People

Secret Kind Gesture – Every day beautiful people 80

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” Aesop

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank

“The heart that gives gathers.” Tao Te Ching

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Some days, you get to witness things that leaves you feeling warm and know that yes humanity has some milk of human kindness flowing in the veins of some folks.

Last Friday, I sat alone reading a magazine and just floating through thoughts on my notepad when this fella strolled past me during Iftar time (fast breaking time for Muslims) and many were eating or waiting for their food.

Initially, I thought he was a young child, but on taking a closer look I realized that he’s a very small/short grown man, no  rudeness meant, but he would be referred to as a midget.

He was looking longingly at my sandwich as he walked by, but because of the way of life over here, he couldn’t approach me, however, to my relief and gladness, some gentleman sitting close by gave him some money – coins.

You need to see how this little fellow’s features transformed and the smile that lit up his face touched me. I felt so happy that as I was leaving, I stopped by the table of the giver to say thank you and he was totally embarrassed that I even bothered to come and thank him. All the giver repeated was “Mashallah” which I understand means Thanks be to Allah or as we Christians would say, Thanks be to God.

Showing kindness to a less fortunate around us is not in the weight of what we give, but in the spirit of how we give it. A little kindness can go a long way.

Thank you Niki for hosting the kindness challenge. I enjoyed participating 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Secret Kind Gesture – Every day beautiful people 80

  1. What a beautiful thought! And a warm post… When you are kind to someone, their smile tells you how grateful they are… And I embrace that one smile more than I do my own life! 🙂

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  2. That’s just beautiful and wonderful. May the Lord God continue to give him and you Divine Favor. It must be difficult to be a Dwarf in need of food, shelter and other types of services. Hopefully more people will show kindness to each other. Thanks for this post.

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  3. Awww the look on his face just makes my heart melt ❤ Thanks for sharing and thank you for participating. Wishing you lots of kindness in your life and reminders that kindness surrounds you everyday ❤

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  4. This post gave me warm fuzzies that carried me all day – it’s my day off and I needed the lift to remind me to be kind to myself and rest. The photos practically tell the story, but you worded it perfectly with impeccable quotes to live by. You remind me of the many times a veteran has paid for the grocery order or food of another down-in-his-luck vet (they can easily recognize one another in ways most of us would miss). It’s so true, we’ll never go broke paying attention or being kind. ❤


  5. it is nice to look for kindness; it is often found if we pay attention. We don’t pay enough attention to the little things that make up big attitudes. Children often hold doors open for me. Little things/big thing.


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