I began this blog a year back to write about the small acts of goodness, done by people around me, which have been an inspiration for me to do something good as well. Every time I write a post of a good act, I feel positive and happy about it. If just by writing about the good acts done by people I feel so happy then actually doing such good things will definitely make me more happier.
Till today, I wrote about all the good acts done by people around me. Today I want to write about an uncle of mine who was an epitome of goodness. I lost him couple of months back to heart attack. When he is no more with us now, we realise the void he has created. This void is not just for the family, he has created a similar void in the life of every person he ever knew.
Every person who came to meet us during those days just had good things to talk about him. He had affected the life of everyone with either some acts of goodness or with his sweet behaviour or with his loving and caring nature. He behaved in the same way with every person – be it his family, his friends, people working for him or even perfect strangers. He was consistently good with everyone. He was a strength for all the people who ever knew him. A very disciplined person, who had a strong faith in God, he always told us that for any problem in life, just pray to God and you will get the strength to solve it.
When I think about all the good actions done by my uncle, to which I have been a witness, I feel he is the best reference book for goodness for me. He has left behind a great legacy for us, his family and others. I miss him a lot, but I know he will always be with us, in our hearts.
There is a famous quote, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, which I have always read and admired. It is exactly what happened when my uncle left us all.
“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.”