'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I read one news in facebook. A boy returned to home after attending an interview for a job. Immediately on entering his elder brother asked what was the result, sister asked what would be the salary, father asked when about to join, but mother asked him whether he ate the lunch. This is mother. There is no equal person of kindness other than parents.
To behave like a relative to a person.
And it's quite obvious. Who can behave best like our relatives? Our kin themselves. So it's obvious that our parents and siblings are kind towards us, according to me that isn't something to even be proud of. Kin are meant to be kind. But what about those random people you meet everyday? A complete stranger? Shouldn't his kindness far more appreciated?
I wish I recorded the people who were kind to me. I don't really remember. Yeah, but the new friends I made in my college, they surely show their kindness towards me.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
You cannot really define kindness or categorize a single individual who was the kindest ever. A simple gesture of somebody holding the door of a shop open for me and letting me enter/exit is kind. A person who quietly stretches out a hand to my 78 year old uncle to steady him is kind. The young lad who, without asking, firmly held on to my sister's hand and helped her to navigate through knee-high flooded waters & stopped her from being swept away or getting drowned, with no thought of trying to reach safety himself, was kind.
There are so many of them who enter and exit our lives in the blink of an eye. No names, unknown faces. Remembered forever - just for their quiet thoughtfulness, their genuine concern, their warmth.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)
Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.
In addition to them, my mother's father is really very kind towards me. He encouraged me and helped me many ways to complete my education. He also a played a very important role in life. He is no more, but I always remember him for his kindness towards me in many aspects