May 26, 2024

The Stranger’s Heart

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Have you ever imagined yourself sharing a table with a stranger or even sharing a meal? I guess NO – we are many. I know it is something one cannot imagine unless it is a dream-like how some people daydream about their imaginary families in the near future. All the best to them!

Well, that is not the point anyway. Life is life and at some point, it may serve you with situations that have never crossed your mind. When they come, you got no choice but to accept them as they are. God is the author of our lives and He allows some things to happen for a reason.

Looking around from North to East to West through South and back to North, you will realize that the world has adopted a new culture that I call “Individualism rather than Communism.” – in other words, a man for himself and God for us all – a dangerous statement though.

Despite the fact that this is the current generation’s vibe, there is still beauty in this life. Having said that, I invite you to think about strangers once again!

The unexpected!

Talking of expectations, at least most of us wouldn’t expect anything good or rather a favor from a stranger – not mentioning about doing a favor to a stranger. But come to think of the following. What would you call these? Let’s see…

(Just imagine of a stranger who portrays these characteristics)

1. Generous with their belongings

While you don’t physically have to give the shirt off your back, this stranger is willing to be generous. They understand that the things we collect and the money we accumulate are not worth anything without people to share it with. You don’t have to be a bleeding heart, giving away your life fortune; rather, be open and generous to those less fortunate in a time of need, is their motto.

2. Unexpectedly nice

They are not just nice in situations when most people are nice—they are nice even in situations where “niceness” is not expected. They listen and you feel heard. They surprise you with their help and ideas. Mind you this is a stranger and you have no idea who they are.

3. Listening

When you feel heard, you feel good. When you get help, you feel good. And you just can’t help but like the other person who helped you.

Well, you don’t know them yet enough at least to qualify to be your friend but you can afford to rely on them. Doesn’t that feel pretty intriguing! And, yes, because of their generosity, they receive 10x their input back in return.

4. Consistency

A first impression is a lasting impression. By being consistent in what they do, such strangers ensure that they always put their best foot forward and treat every person and situation the same. Being such a stranger isn’t hard, but it does take a consistent approach.

5. Selfless

It’s easy to be selfish and do what’s best for yourself. Yet, these strangers consider others in their decisions. They understand that what’s good for them may not always be the best for others. They don’t have to cater exclusively to others; rather, they understand and take into consideration how their actions will affect others and are comfortable with the decision to move forward.

They tend to leave others better than how they found them. Whether they pick them up with words of encouragement or help out needy and the down-trodden people without expecting anything in return. They are selfless

Having imagined of that, is there a possibility that it is true is real life?

To be honest these people do exist. I mean they are there.

A special appreciation to all the strangers out there who extend their hand and heart of kindness to help others of whom most suffer in silence with their own problems. Keep it up. May God bless you!

You can be one too. Make a difference in someone’s life. You never know, that could be the genesis…


 Introspect | A Polymath | Data, Tech & Digital Marketing Enthusiast

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