K for Kindness!!
favourite days but she was pissed off. It was her birthday. Anu always wanted everything to be perfect on this day, from selecting costumes to the dishes to be
prepare on that day. One little mistake & she
would create a huge fuss over it. And this time since it was her 18th
birthday, she wanted it to be all more special but everything was different.
There wasn’t a single thing that was going as she planned. And for the party,
her dad had strictly said a ‘No’. According to him, parties were waste of
birthday with the kids there! She was terrified. She hadn’t done such a thing
ever in her life. Her dad had promised her a better day but she felt devastated.
the kids started flocking all around them. They were told that since not many
people visit them, kids get excited whenever someone comes to meet them. Anu
was shocked seeing their reaction. It stirred a weird feeling in her, something
she didn’t recognize. Once they were inside, her dad asked her to distribute
the sweets among the kids & she did so. Everyone took it happily. But there
was one kid who stood at the last hesitating. With
a very shy voice he asked, if he could have one more sweet. Anu agreed &
handed him one. That lighted up his face totally & he smiled a bright smile
& ran towards his room saying a thank you to her. Being the curious cat
that she was, she quietly followed him, wanting to know why he wanted the extra
candy & what made him so happy. And what she saw was really an eye opener
Anu came to know later was the boy’s roommate. He handed over the sweet to him
& sat there eating along with him. The kid was sick and the boy being his
friend was taking care of him. Knowing he loved sweets, he had made sure to get
one for him. Anu was dumb founded by the love she saw between them &
unknowingly tears welled up in her eyes. Her dad who had been observing the
whole thing said “Just partying isn’t everything. Sometimes being kind to
others can give a lot of happiness and satisfaction” Anu couldn’t agree more!
The act of kindness had opened her eyes.
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