The Security Guard

This is that time when a lot revolves around my blog. So I thought why not share with the world a small thought I had. Many of you may not have experienced it, but I’m sure some of you out there would be on the same page with me.

We all go out to eat, don’t we? It’s exciting to even the dullest minds out there. It can range from a “Thattukada” ( road-side eateries selling fast food in Kerala) to glimmering star hotels. For most of the hotels, there would be one or more security guards directing the guests to park their vehicles.

After a scrumptious meal, people tip the waiters and managers handsomely and go back home. This is a good thing! You should definitely thank them for their services. But ever spared a thought about those poor men out there, standing all day ( if there are no shifts) every day, in the sun and rain, helping people too? Let’s face it. It’s harder for them.

They also serve us, then why do many of us forget to thank them? The income they get barely might be keeping their head above the water. So any amount, however, small would make a difference to them in some way or the other. During a festival time, I remember an old security guard thanking my father happily saying this would help him finally get a new dress for his granddaughter (he had been saving for it).

A small gesture from our side may help these men fulfil some, if not, all of their wishes. I would consider this blog a success if at least one person thinks about this next time they are out dining and thanks the men outside the fancy air-conditioned hotels doing their job sincerely.

This is one instance which I shared. The ways to be nice and kind to another individual have no bounds. Helping an old lady cross a road, helping an uncle with his heavy bags, helping out a lost man find his way., are very small things to do, but somewhere, sometime it may restore the faith one has in humanity. When each one of us takes a small step, it would make the world a better place tomorrow.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”
-AESOP

Cheers!!

Originally published at http://onewhereshewrites.wordpress.com on January 20, 2018.

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Once a clueless engineer, then a discovered writer, and now a chuffed marketer! Stumbled into the world of writing. Fell irrevocably in love with it. ✨

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Once a clueless engineer, then a discovered writer, and now a chuffed marketer! Stumbled into the world of writing. Fell irrevocably in love with it. ✨

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