RAN­DOM ACT OF KIND­NESS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

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.

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The au­thor is Teacher I at Pam­panga High School

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