Ever been kind? This is something that we should all ask ourselves. What do we mean by an act of kindness? Sharing something or giving something to some one who needs it is perhaps what means kindness or it can be better worded as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. We are considerate or are able to give when we have had enough. If that is kindness then it is trying to act like God.I am sure we all have tried to be God like after we have had our fill. There are only a few who have given everything they had and they are the only ones who are truly kind.
Now coming to my act of trying to be God. I was in a small town for some official work. After day’s grueling work in hot humid atmosphere I was hungry, thirsty and tired. I went to one roadside eateries near the bus-stand. After washing my hands and face sat down under a ceiling fan near the window and ordered my lunch. Two helpings and cold bottle of Coke later with my appetite satisfied I went to the counter to make a payment and saw a poor old lady begging just near the exit of the eatery. Most of the men were running past her in the eagerness of catching their bus. Somewhere inside it felt bad. I thought of the big lunch I had taken and here was someone older then my mother seeking alms and being ignored. I asked the manager to give her lunch for which I would pay. He nonchalantly asked one of the service person to call her in and asked her what she would eat. She said some rice and vegetable curry would do. I asked the manager to ask her if she would like to have any non-vegetarian dish or not. She replied in negative. He added the bill in my account and asked for the payment.I asked him to not tell her who was paying he just nodded.
Just as I was walking out I heard the manager say to the lady that her bill had been paid by a kind heart gentleman. I felt happy inside but as I sat in the bus I thought ‘why feel happy. Just because you have acted like a God.’