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His clothes were tattered, his shirt was soaking wet with sweat as he walked under the scorching sun and his short jeans was stained with blacked spots. I could not stop staring at him as I was seated in the front of a troski heading towards madina, stucked in taffic, it was only normal I will gaze through the window. The heat haze that blew on my face can only make me imagine the agony of this shoemaker who was not tired of hitting his tool box to attract customers.

What really intrigued me was what happened next. He was quickly approached by two child refugee beggars, with no second thoughts… he reached out to his pocket and brought out what seemed to be coins from my point-of-view. He shook his head and reached to his pocket again, this time he brought out some cedi notes. He handed one note each to the beggers. And left the scene before I could wink.
Perplexed, I said to myself ‘wow’. How can a man who probably earns very little be so generous? I asked myself. He did not seem to have ‘extra’ before he gave out. Perhaps he gave almost all he had. Who knows?
It then struck me, if he can… why can’t I? Ok, I do but not very often.  What if we all could be like him? My mind was just flooded with questions. How many of us could be this selfless? As a child, my parents taught me the importance of giving to others, whether time, money or energy, it is one of the most valuable character traits in a child.

It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or a little, it’s the heart that matters! As it is evident in one Arabian proverb “If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.”

As it is also said in another Iranian proverb “God gives to us according to the measure of our hearts.”
Even in the Bible it is written in (Hebrews 13:16) “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
The Hindus also believe that “They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.”


“The reward of goodness is nothing but goodness.” (Al Quran 55:61)

Life is better when you are happy, but life is at its best when others are happy because of you. Be faithful in touching other’s hearts. Be an inspiration. Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers do not drink their own water. Trees do not eat their own fruits. The Sun does not shine for itself and Flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We were all born to help each other. No matter how difficult the situation you find yourself in, Still do good to others.

Your ‘Kindness‘ may be treated as your weakness, still be kind. Your ‘Help‘ to others may go unnoticed, still be helpful. People may cheat you if you are ‘Honest‘, still be honest. People may often forget your good deeds, but always do good. For our fingerprints does not fade from the lives we’ve touched.

Stay blessed!
I am Rasgony TheAlpha
©Rasgony TheAlpha
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