A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS
Today I woke up angry, I couldn’t really explain why I was angry. All I knew was that I was pissed at everything and everyone. This doesn’t happen often so it felt strange, as a matter of fact I wasn't conscious of it.
I felt irritated by everything and I kept a very straight face throughout the morning. On my way to work, I boarded the bus as usual. I am usually quiet in public transport with earbuds plugin minding my business.
Most times it is hard to get my attention when I'm on a bus, I am not distracted per se. I'm always fully aware of my surroundings but I'm not bothered by what the people around me are doing, so I only focus on what matters.
A particular man boarded the same bus as me, I didn't even notice the man throughout the journey until he spoke to me when we alighted. Apparently he has been observing me and I didn't look so happy.
After we alighted, he walked up to me and said It can only get better. Whatever it was I was feeling at that moment disappeared and a smile registered on my face. It wasn't exactly the words he said that moved me, it was the fact that he cared enough to try and make me feel better.
I thanked him and we went our separate ways. However, what he did left me with a valuable lesson. I have always known it is good to be kind to others but now it's registered in me that a little act of kindness can go a long way in making someone else feel better.
Sometimes we are consumed by our world and whatever it is we are feeling, but it's good to get out of that world sometimes and notice your surroundings. There may be someone who needs what you can give.
The little things matter to people, it is not always about the big things. Sometimes people just want to be reminded that they matter, a little compliment can make someone's dark day a lot brighter.
Till this moment I can't really say what I was angry about or what made me so moody. However, I am grateful to that man who cared enough to approach me. Maybe if he hadn't I would have been moody all day but that simple act of kindness saved me today.
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