Ten Commandments of Kindness, Learnt From Dad
We are called Humankind, which means humanity. If you are kind, your soul is kind to all, then you are closer to humanity. Minor acts of kindness are like a piggybank that will one day emerge as a reward. I have missed out on my time with my grandparents. Being the youngest of 5 siblings, my parents wore the mantle of grandparents for me. I am certain that my mom and dad planted the seeds of kindness in me and nurtured them. It is not too late to propagate and replant the seeds of kindness, as parents, or nurture it with the milk of human kindness. Sharing Ten Commandments of Kindness, Learnt From Dad.
I believe all children are born to be kind. Most parents want their children to be kind and can impart lessons on kindness, and empathy and practice it as well if they do not carry forward the gene.
No one has found the kindness gene, but there is a connection between why some people are naturally kind and benevolent. Evidently, something shoves them towards goodwill.
My dad made up for the absence of my grandparents. He was my inspiration, my hero, my idol, and my rock star.
Ten Commandments of Kindness, Learnt From Dad-
1. He always wore a smile and spread smiles. He proved to me that money isn’t everything, love and happiness are.
2. We never had money to splurge, but he always carried chocolates in his pockets and shared them with kids of all ages. I follow suit and now my daughter has jumped on the bandwagon. (You can win a kid over with candy!)
3. He taught me to be compassionate; always put others before yourself and your needs.
4. The art of giving, I learnt from him; my love, time, a patient ear, and help.
5. He was humble, with minimum needs. He taught me humility and you cannot be kind if you are arrogant, can you?
6. The best religion is keeping your loved ones happy, he preached
7. He believed and explained that every human being is good. Maybe situations may make them do wrong. Look for goodness in every human being.
8. Life is too short to hold on to grudges, according to him. Forgive and forget.
9. Cheat no one. Do good and goodness will come back to you double.
10. Every morning, he would go for a walk after his prayers. He used to carry food in a bag and feed the crows and dogs. Chocolates for the poor kids as well. They gave him the moniker of Saibaba.
There was no generation gap between us. For him, the veritable fountain of youth was the fountain with youth. Meaning spending time with kids and youngsters. Keeping the child in you alive was his mantra for ageing. At 86 he would say I am not 86 years old, I am 86 years young! Miss you beloved Baji! (we called him Baji instead of bauji and that’s how he was addressed by all-young or old)
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