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Monday, 5 August 2013

An act of compassion and kindness

A child's mind is very susceptible and responsive. If parents are kind hearted , generous and altruistic towards human beings in general,  the children also tend to be benevolent and considerate. In our family  we have always been very sympathetic  not only towards our servants but also toward poor and needy.  I have always paid school fees and all other expenses  for the education of one or two  children. We also donate to a blind school for the last thirty years. 
                           Our children  grew up seeing  our  approach  towards others. Both, my son and daughter have  always  been very kind hearted . I  am reminded of an incident when my daughter was in class five.  Near the bus stand, where her school bus  used to pick her up. one beggar used to  sit . Every day she gave her lunch packet, which  I used to pack for her school, to that beggar.  She never told me that she was not eating her lunch.  One day I came to know from my son that she was giving away her lunch to a poor  beggar. I  really felt  proud at her compassion and generosity towards the old beggar. Since that day I started giving her an extra lunch packet.  
         One day, during  the month of December, it started raining furiously. My daughter is very scared of thunder and lightening.  When it was time for her to return home from school,there was  deafening thunder bursts and rainfall. The atmosphere became dark, as if it was night. It was biting cold, I  got worried for her.  She was in class eight at that time. Oh my God, when she reached home, I was shocked to see her.  She was not wearing  her school blazer  nor did she  have the protective rain coat. She was fully drenched and was shivering due to extreme cold. I  immediately dried her hair, made her change the wet clothes, and made her sit near the heater. All this time she was trying to tell me something, but I was anxious to  get her some warmth. Now, when she started again to narrate her experience, I did not stop her. I was very much moved when she told me that the baba, whom she fed every day had nothing to cover. He was sitting under a tree and shivering. She removed her blazer and the rain coat and covered him. I could not control my tears.
             Now this little girl has grown up and is a successful Doctor. She has inculcated the same spirit of compassion and generosity in her children. Even as  a successful Doctor she is very magnanimous and  philanthropic  towards the poor and needy patients, who come to her for treatment.


This post is written in response to  Blogadda.com do right stories contest, an initiative of Tata capital.











14 comments:

  1. We carry the patterns we learn as children into adulthood, your daughter has proved that! Very heartwarming to know about her acts of kindness and compassion!

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  2. Wow...She must be a wonderful dutybound doctor now :) Awesome :)

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    1. Thank you Jaishree. Yes she is very popular in the Hospital due to her kind behavior.

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  3. Thoughts like these are hard to inculcate Ushaji, they warm the hearts and improve lives of so many people:)

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    1. Yes Reshma. Some children are kind and benevolent by nature.

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  4. what a beautiful story of compassion ...

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  5. Beautiful post...and she's into the right profession!!! All the best..

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    1. Hi Panchali,thank you for the kind and nice words.

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  6. Good to know somethings about your lovely children. Often times they really surprise us with their maturity and kind behavior.

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    1. Yes Rama, even though the children are grown up we still have the same feelings for them when they were small.

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  7. We need people like this to become Doctors instead of those who treat the profession as some kind of investment and start milking (even poor) people, off their hard earned money. All the best for the blogAdda contest.

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    1. Thank you for such comforting comments.I agree that even in this noble profession people are after money.

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