I am one of those lucky people who grew up in a joint family that was rich in every way except financially. Every member was generous to a fault and exuded Kindness. Not even one hesitated to take the shirt off their backs to give to someone in need. As far as food was concerned, don’t even ask! There was always an extra plate which was lovingly served—either to a visitor who turned up unannounced, or to someone in the locality. Of course, almost every day we had street dwellers at our door, confident that they would not be turned away. Over the years, I’ve seen my Mom always carry a bag of something to eat each time she stepped out of the house—it could be food or something else to give away. And of course, while growing up I have often wondered how my folks could consistently be nice, but today, I know it takes tremendous strength to always be kind, both in word and action, especially when all one wants to do is—oh you know what I mean! My uncle often said that he never wanted to sleep feeling guilty about treating someone badly. I must agree! Which […]
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