This is more of anote of thanksgiving and tremendous appreciation to all the good thats left in the world in particular its people.Its November and with 2016 coming to its end,I decided to utilise its remaining days to try and give back as much as I can in any form I possibly can but mostly to spread the love since we are in the festive season and that’s all it is,atleast to me..its all about love.
Not everyone is privileged,we all come from different backgrounds unfortunately as this creates divisions and uneven opportunities amongst the society.As I was making my way around town,I met an old disabled man.He was leaning on his crotches for support and trying to cross to the other side of the road.Uganda unfortunately has crazy traffic but the cyclists are crazier and this as aresult has led to tons of road accidents so here I am,seated in ataxi,feeling terrible that I cant possibly do a thing to help him but also hoping God is looking out for him and lets him arrive safely to his destination when a miracle happens.A young cyclist stops his bike,lets him through without any fuss and on top of that,hands him a one thousand note.
This is quite unexpected of a boda boda rider as all they know to do is drive recklessly and stir trouble(Ps. not to be judgy but Im sure many share my opinion).The old man did reach the otherside safely but most importantly,he was happy.This cyclist had just given him another reason to look at the bright side despite all his predicaments.And all it took was one small simple act of kindness.
I must admit I wasnt afan of cyclists until this particular moment.It made me realise that they are still afew good people that exist in this world and that not everyone is out for themselves.It also made me believe in people again,that they all arent as heartless as it may seem.
I hope we are all inspired to go out of our way and put asmile on someone’s face during this festive season.many people dont have the luxury that you or I may share and have lost hope and the zeal to live,just waiting on death to finally give them peace which is so saddening as everyone deserves a chance to atleast be happy with their lives since we cant get to choose which one to have or swap for that matter.Its the only one we have got.It doesnt take much and neither does it have to necessarily be inform of monetary terms.Buy them abottle of water or any drink,offer them alift home,create asafe passage for them like cyclist did,offer them something to eat..Anything..there are lots of things we can do to make their lives alittle bit easier on them and they do appreciate it.Atleast pray for them and not only think about yourself.
To the cyclist and everyone out there that tries to make adifference,thank you as its because of good people like yourselves that they wake up and look forward to another brand new day.
Kill them with kindness..Selena couldnt have said it better..😌😌