Thursday, September 11, 2014

Simple Sweet Act by a taxi driver

I was planning on starting this post with paragraphs on how I have not been able to publish new posts  blah blah blah but no, I better not !

Yesterday I had to take a cab for an appointment. With some initial difficulty and nearly half an hours wait I managed to get one using a hotline number . I was going with my two kids, one of them an eight month old baby. I was very late for the appointment and hence I got down in a real hurry managing the children along. In my confused hurrying state, I left behind a towel that I use to cover my infant girl in her pram. As I waited for the lift in the building I realized it. "That was a beautiful towel!Hmm" I muttered to myself.

Around fifteen minutes later I received a call from the cab driver . He had gone some distance and had then seen it. He took the trouble of calling me and then coming all the way back again. To return something that was not at all a valuable possession - a simple baby towel.

He did not expect anything from me. As I waited on the roadside, he drove past, lowered his window and just passed it to me and went away with a smile and a wave. He left behind something else. A feeling of warmth and admiration in my heart.  Its not difficult to go out of your way to be nice to people.  Small gestures can sometimes radiate a lot of warmth! 

There I am done ! I have broken the hibernation I somehow got into and have managed to write something. For this I owe him a lot more than for returning my little girls towel! 

28 comments:

  1. No dearth of good people and am sure all your goodness comes back in return, Jaishree:)

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    1. That comment too villa me with immense warmth. Thanks a ton :)

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  2. May his tribe grow. Goodness still prevails and we have such incidents to restore our faith in humanity. Welcome back, Jayashree! Hope to see your posts regularly :-)

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    1. Thanks Uma. I hope to post more regularly too :)

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  3. Isn't it so beautiful? that good Samaritan feeling? yes, there are still good people around and responsible ones :) And welcome back! We missed you!

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    1. I missed being here too... Thanks a lot :)

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  4. Nice to see you after a long gap. Very sweet incident ! There are good and kind people still around.

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  5. Hey, I had typed out my comment too.., any chance it might be in your spam folder?

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  6. Indeed, you have broken your hibernation. And a sweet taxi driver helped do it ;)

    Jokes aside, it indeed is quite a genuine act. Selfless people like those are missing from this world today. And unfortunately, they are exactly what this world needs today.

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    1. Yes Vishal there is a dearth of selfless people today

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  7. Jaishree i think ordinary people are good--it is those in power who show attitude or con others--generally speaking.

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    1. Sometimes people like taxi drivers also show rudeness Indu. I have had really bad experience s

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  8. I love reading about such stories of kindness and selflessness. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That's really very sweet. I'm sure he felt just as good, returning it to you. :)
    I hope little M is doing great.
    Have a great weekend, all of you.

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  10. It takes all kinds of people to make this world.

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  11. And now I know the reason why you haven't been posting. The eight month old is keeping you busy :) Congratulations. Such a sweet story of kindness. I am sure he must be as satisfied.

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  12. Good to see you back, Jayashree! Yes, thank god for such wonderful people around us, who with their small acts of kindness, make our world a bit more warm and beautiful! :)

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  13. Welcome back Jaish :)

    And such a sweet story to hear .. warms up your heart !

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  14. :) I asked where you were the last post and I think I know the answer now .. So first of all congratulationsssssssssssss..

    and the little story God bless the taxi driver we need more good people in the world to make it a beautiful place ..

    Bikram

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  15. That was wonderful and very sweet!!
    Don't worry about regular posting now! Your baby needs all the attention so of course that would take up your free time!

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  16. Such small gestures touch the heart deeply :)

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  17. Welcome back, Such a heart-warming post. Glad that there are more of such people even today :-)

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  18. A small incident though,it is touching and strengthens our faith in human goodness.

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  19. haah! that was awesome. Thanks to the taxi driver, the blogger is back in action.

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