Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change. A small act of kindness always goes a long way to making you feel content and happy from within.
The college I go to is gifted by a wonderful individual, named Pandeyji. He looks after the tea and refreshments arrangement for the staff and is sweet enough to extend his service to the students as well. Besides that, he looks after the general operations and is always helpful whenever we need him. At whatever point I approach him for a cup of coffee, he always brings it with a smile for me. Sometimes the purity and genuineness of a person touch your heart in a special way.
A while back, when I went home to Bombay for a week, I came back with some cash and gift for him. The smile on his face was inestimable! As was his gratitude. Some weeks later, he walked up to me and handed me a box of sweets that he specially brought for me from his town Almora! That gesture made me so emotional and got me teary-eyed in light of the fact that it was so startling! Since it was a festive season, I had received many gifts, done a lot of shopping and also received cash from elders as a blessing, but nothing absolutely nothing touched my heart the way this small box of sweets did. Believe me, at that moment, I felt blessed and alive! I said a silent prayer and thanked my angels for allowing me to witness such act of kindness. I understood the delight of giving magnanimously!