“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways”
“it can change someone else’s life forever.” – Margaret Cho”
Do not think lightly of doing good, saying “A little will not affect me.” for-
Just as a water jar is filled up by falling rain, drop by drop,
the wise one is filled up with merit by accumulating it little by little”
No matter how small a good deed you may get to do, don’t think that it is not important, for if you habitually do small deeds, in the long run they will become big ones. I have seen that lot of times we feel like doing good things but we feel we don’t have enough time or money or we think if we want to do something then it should be something big forgetting that its the small things together that make a BIG thing.
I truly feel that in our daily lives without joining any social organization or spending money(if we can’t) we can do numerous things that will affect someone if not many.
It has happened with me many times that very very small deeds by people around me will touch me and will inspire me to be a better person. Those people might not even realize how much difference they are making in my life. Sometimes those people are your family members or your friends and sometimes just strangers. For eg
* Sometime back I was looking for ginger in a grocery store. I was in hurry so asked a female there if she knows where it is. She could not find it. While I was getting in my car, I saw her running towards me and said “Here is your ginger”. Looks like she found ginger and was looking for me. When she was at the billing counter, she saw me going out so she bought ginger herself and gave it to me without even knowing how much I need. I was soo touched by it. I wished I became like her.
* Sometimes when you are in not so great mood, good attitude and smile of the person at the counter changes your mood. Sometimes when you are in hurry and someone gives you way, it makes you smile.
* Today when I came to work I saw pound cake lying on my desk. I found out that one of my colleagues whose dad is counting his last breaths made cake for her dad and she still remembered that I love pound cake and sent that for me.
Such deeds need nothing else but a little thoughtfulness, love and concern. In my opinion all of us are capable of such deeds and it affects not only the person for whom you do but so many others.
Lets start by doing very very small good deeds