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Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by Kirtana Banskota on March 5, 2010 at 4:25 PM

When you sit and watch the news everyday, all one sees is negativity. Death,  war, anger, hatred leading for one to believe that the world is deprived of good people. It seems like the Apocolypse of humanity strung over the Nations leaving it barren and deprived of good people. But, every once in a while a fresh gush of wind sweeps by reminding one that there is still a tiny bit of goodness left in everyone'e heart.

New York City, loud busy and chaotic- known to be one of the meanest city's in the world. Yet, once in a while the meaness drowns in the Hudson- I was on the J Train today on my way back home, when I experienced a chain of actions- good actions. An elderly gentleman with a cane walked into the train looking around in hope of someone to lend him a seat. A young girl seeing older gentleman got out of her seat with her three heavy bags and gave way to the elderly. As he sat fixing his stiff right leg he held to the girl smiled and thanked her. She smiled back and stood there holding on to her bags and trying to balance herslef on the vigorously moving train. In just a few seconds, a young gentleman got out of his seat giving way to the kind young lady. A nod of the head and then exchanging of smiles the lady sat down while the gentleman stood there holding onto the shiney silver poles on top of him.

When one comes across incidents as such ,you realize there is hope for peace and humanity. For people to spread the infectious virus of smiles instead of slaughter, for people to love each other instead of hate and for people to expand the random acts of kindness.

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Reply avishek
5:33 PM on April 8, 2010 
i agree about the world having all negativity. i think one thing that could improve this world is making "My Experiments With Truth" a mandatory book in all schools throughout the world. I am reading the book now. its wonderful and educates you how to be truthful, honest and good.
Reply milan poudel
10:39 PM on October 8, 2011 
nice work...