RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
ANA MARIE L. ALFARO
When we were younger, our parents taught us to help our siblings in any way that we can when they are experiencing difficulties in any aspect of their life. This principle has eventually became my guide that allows me to give assistance to those who are in need that are close to me like my other relatives, my friends, my colleagues, or other people I know that are close to me.
But ultimately, I have also learned the importance of giving help to strangers. I realized that RACKS or random act of kindness has a huge impact on one’s life especially in dealing with unfamiliar people.
Giving help to people that we are unacquainted with gives us a sense of self-worth and those that we help eventually feel the sense of importance for themselves for they were given concern by a fellow stranger.
Random act of kindness is an accidental way of assisting anybody who is in need of assistance. This is a chance given for us to show that we are humane enough, that we can exhibit compassion to fellow strangers. When an elderly crosses a road, assistance should immediately be given and even carry his or her heavy baggage. When someone forgets a belonging in a public place and in a hurry, we call his or her attention and even run after the person to give the things left. When we see PWDs or Persons With Disabilities, we instantaneously prioritize them and never have ill-feelings towards them for advancing in a line.
There are a lot of ways that we can demonstrate our concern to unfamiliar individuals and when this random act of kindness is already in our system or lifestyle, it is going to be an automatic or initial reaction to help those who are in need. This is what the world needs now. A genuine concern for each other and we must not postpone this random act of kindness to another day. Every moment and every chance is essential.
The author is Teacher I at Pampanga High School