Wednesday, 27 April 2011

..acts of kindness..

..I am easily moved by little acts of kindness..and I see this small acts everywhere, in various forms..a young mother breastfeeding her infant under the stealth of her tudung whilst waiting for her bus, seated under a shade away from the hot sun.....a mother cat scavenging for food under tables and chairs around the market, for her litter stashed behind some boxes.....pretty damsels flashing me smiles as they pass me by...ahhh...these are acts of kindness that I found hard to ignore...along with readers of my blog who came unsolicited, yet took the time and bother to give me words of encouragement..and doa's .. and banter and jest along with me..yes, it is kindness just humoring an old man..

..and there are those friends that I met on Facebook....people I met in  the cyberspace ...whom, ordinarily, would have bumped my shoulder in the real world and carry on without giving me a second glance...but in that third domain, they took their time to give me the time of day...they are being kind, I know...some crossed the ether world into the real world and continue their act of kindness...

...reciprocally, I try to be kind to everything that I came across with...birds, bees, stray cats, chickens that dirtied the front door with their excrement..and those of unsound mind that mingle with school children at the busstop begging for a dollar to buy food...the missus says I am getting a little strange in my old age...and I say that life is getting shorter by the day...let us just be nice to fellow creatures with whom we share this little part of the earth...

...actually I wanted to say thank you to Elviza of Write Away...and realises that her act of kindness epitomises  all those kind souls I met as a blogger and as a facebooker...thank you all...

15 comments:

June Malik said...

the little things that we do, observe, give and receive are the best things in life :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aaahhh...my Abe Mat... beautifully written, as always. purrr....meow!

Naz said...

Salam Pak Mat,
Thank you for writing this breath of fresh air :)

Nin said...

Pak Mat, didn't they say that the more you give, the more you receive? =)

Sally said...

Yup..as always..beautifuly witten..

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STEEST said...

~ Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life ♥ ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Had to borrow that since it is what I want to say.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

I tend to agree with the missus, u r indeed getting a little stranger as u grow older...hehehe...nice one u old softie :))

Oldstock said...

You are most welcome, Pakmat. But we should all thank you too. Your little snippets of wise words on your FB status updates are gems in their own right.

Saudagar Setia Madu Khaula said...

Dear Pakmat,

Thank you for making me smile reading you post this morning Sir.
Have a nice day and wish to see your photo with a wide smile. May Allah Bless you and your families.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Acts of kindness always repays us. They make us happy:)

Elviza said...

Salam Pak!

I ve go the book signed for you, Pak! Awesomeness. Will resume office on Tuesday and will get the girls to mail it to you soonest.

It is my pleasure to do whatever little I can in this world. Till we meet in real life, soon - hopefully.

Elviza

Seorang Blogger said...

Salam pakmat,
went to the same school with elviza ;-)
can't recall much of memories of childhood but surely remember the name ;-)

jamilah said...

Glad to have met you in the cyberworld! Always enjoyed your entries. Wish I could write as well as you! FYI your writings on Pantai Irama made me want to go visit this beautiful beach. Hope to be able to go there soon....

pakmat said...

..thank you friends for your comments here..we are, indeed, what we are..and life is always great when ppl are kind to you..and the satisfaction we get when we are kind to others..
..welcome to my blog, Keats the Sunshine Girl..could do with some sunshine here..:)

..take care, you all..cheers