How are you all doing? I am doing good as usual.
A couple of days back, my husband was talking to a former client of his. When he put down the phone, I asked him who it was as the person on the phone had enquired about our (son and mine) well-being as well.
My husband told me that it was the guy whom we had met, a couple of years back, at the supermarket. I recollected him immediately.
We were at the supermarket doing our usual grocery shopping that day. At the end of one of the aisles, this guy stood talking to his kids when my husband spotted him. The guy and my husband had a quick conversation and then the kids were introduced to my husband. They gave him a warm handshake and had sweet smiles on their faces.
After their conversation, my husband went to the chocolates section and bought a packet of chocolates.
When he offered the chocolates to them, the older kids just took one or two while the youngest one had a wide grin on his face. He looked like the happiest kid on the planet. My husband put rest of the chocolates into that small boy’s pocket.
We both felt very good seeing his happy face. I can still remember the happy and light feeling I had long after they were gone. The small kid had just made my day.
On another occasion my husband’s cousin came with his little daughter to our house one day. When they were leaving, we gave her a box of chocolates which she happily took and put away safely in her mother’s bag.
It is so easy to make kids happy. Even if they are crying, the moment they find something interesting they forget crying and start playing.
Also, whenever we see a kid crying, we don’t give them more reasons to be upset. Instead, we try to cheer them up and make them happy.
But when it comes to elders, how often do we try to help? Infact, if somebody is upset (either about their health or another person), many a times we add to their pain by telling them things that we know would hurt them more.
For eg., if somebody is obese and is struggling hard to get fit, instead of encouraging him in his journey to become fit many a times people hurt him by making fun of his obesity or even scaring him about the health issues that obese people can have and so on.
Why can’t we use the same rule for older people that we use for kids? Why can’t we try to cheer someone instead of making them cry?
Just imagine what a different world it would be if we chose to make people happy instead of hurting them.
So, let us try to share chocolates and make someone’s day rather than hurt them.
P.s. image credit Pixabay