Kindness. This is what God’s gift to mankind. He gave us conscience and sympathy to deliver kindness to others.
If you want to be blessed in life, show kindness to others. It creates a chain reaction of delivering kindness to other people.
It follows the universal Law of Karma. When you do more good things and help a lot of people, you get to make what we call ‘karmic deposits’ to the universe, so when the time comes you need it, you’ll be able to withdraw something from the universe and you will be spared from something bad that’s about to happen.
In line with this, I want you to witness the “boomerang effect” of kindness by viewing the video below.
It’s Life Vest Inside entitled “One Day”. It tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.
This was a moving story I read from Bo Sanchez which is definitely worthy to share.
Kindness changes not only the giver but also the receiver.
Carl was an 87-year-old man who was known for his great kindness.
One day, the church needed a volunteer to take care of its small garden—and Carl volunteered. Faithfully, he went to water the plants in that garden daily.
One day, three teenagers walked in. Carl saw them and greeted them, “Hi boys. Do you want a drink? It’s a hot day…”
But the boys pushed him to the ground, stole his wallet and watch, and ran away, laughing.
The priest, who watched the scene from his window, came running towards Carl. “Carl, are you okay?” he asked frantically.
Carl stood up, brushed himself, and said, “I’m okay. I hope those boys grow up.” He got the hose, adjusted the nozzle, and started watering again.
“What are you doing?” the priest asked, shocked.
Carl said, “It’s a hot day. The plants need water.”
The minister was speechless. He also realized that he never sensed a shred of bitterness or anger in his Carl.
Two weeks later, the three young thugs returned.
Carl saw them and greeted them, “Hello boys. Do you want a drink?” The boys didn’t rob him.
Instead, they yanked the hose from him and wet him from head to toe.
They walked away, laughing and calling him names.
Though drenched, Carl picked up the hose and continued watering the plants.
One month later, one of the boys, the tallest one, came walking into the garden.
Carl saw him and smiled, “Hello son…”
The young man gave Carl a brown bag.
“What is this?” the elderly man asked.
He opened it and saw his wallet and watch.
“I couldn’t sleep last night,” the young man said. “We hurt you. We hated you—but you didn’t hate us back. You were still kind to us… I knew I had to return these to you.”
He then walked away.
Some time later, Carl passed away. The Church mourned for his loss. And a few days later, the priest posted a sign in their bulletin board: “We need a new volunteer for Carl’s Garden.”
A day later, a young man walked into the office of the priest.
Immediately, the priest recognized him. He was one of the three thugs that attacked Carl a couple of months ago.
The young man said, “If you’ll take me, I’d like to volunteer to take care of Carl’s Garden.”
The priest smiled and accepted his offer.
Since that day, he visited that garden and watered the plants everyday. He did so for many years.
One day, that young man came into the church with a new baby in his arms.
He went to the priest and said, “Can you baptize my baby?”
“What name do you want to give your baby?” the minister asked.
“Carl,” the young man smiled.
Be always kind to people. You’ll never know when that kindness will get back to you. 🙂