“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty T
They say when you travel, you become richer. How is that so?
Apart from exploring different places, travellers would also gain a new circle of friends and a better understanding of other cultures. One would definitely have many interesting stories to tell. A lot could have happened from the night before the departure to coming back to your own comfortable bed. We would have all sorts of experiences be it bad or good ones.
When we are not in our comfort zones, like in a different house, state or country, we tend to become anxious and develop even the slightest worry. “Can we get there safely?” ,“Where are we going to have our meals?”, “Where can we find Halal meat here?”,“Are the people nice there?” and the list goes on. It would be written all over our faces. In most cases, some random people would have noticed our uneasy body language and approached us with a helping hand, unexpectedly.
Out of all the memories that we’ve created, the best memory would be about the random act of kindness that we received. Random things are usually more memorable than the ones that we’ve planned for. Such kindness act includes being guided to the public transports, getting suggestions of the best driving route to take, showed to a place to eat and even get your meals paid by someone. Sometimes a simple Hello accompanied with a bright smile could make someone’s day.
These random acts would eventually stimulate the one who received the kindness to do good to others as well. Like a chain reaction, it would then spontaneously encourage those who saw and heard about the kind treatment to do charity. Sometimes we don’t know that our help at that particular moment would mean the world to the receiver. So, let’s be proactive and make someone’s day!
By Mira Rhyme