All of us can engage in small acts to commend the heroes in our lives!
These heroes extend all the way to everyone that we meet, as each of us plays a crucial role in our community! Take this hawker at redhill for example, I was famished and ordered a duck noodle set and to my pleasant surprise, it tasted really good! There was a generous portion of meat and he went the extra mile to ask me whether I would require any condiments. And all this time, with a smile on his face, dedicated to his work.
I commended him after the meal. As long as we strive to put in small acts of love, we can continue to make our community filled with everyday heroes!
The only way forward to improve our community is to get everybody involved!
Performing at a birthday party celebration for Leon over the weekend left the kids and adults pleasantly surprised and mystified. And children are the purest form of joy.
Just take Crystal as below (consent for photo obtained from parents). She displayed a great depth of interest towards balloon sculpting as I was making balloon sculptures for the other children. On further probing, she has always wanted to do balloon sculptures but found it hard to get balloons for sculpturing. Without second thoughts, I decided to give her a packet of the balloons that I was using!
Her joy cannot be expressed in words! And yes, the sculpture that she is holding are the small steps that she has taken to make bigger sculptures! Crystal, may you continue to practise and also be able to bring the same joy to other children next time!
Let us remember that the children today are the future leaders of tomorrow. What we do and say can go a long way to impact the future of Singapore.
A seed of kindness that we plant today will go on to impact the future generation, where words of thanks will only be heard then.
It was heartwarming to see all the passengers on the aisle of the first storey of a double decker bus shifting inwards to make space for an elderly gentleman on a mobility device. It seemed like everyone concurred and had the same thoughts to play a part in showing concern for this gentleman. Together, we can play our part and plant seeds of kindness that infuses our younger generation with such values.
The only way forward to build a tighter community, is to get everybody involved!
My wife and I had lunch at one of our culturally distinctive places - a hawker centre, on Sunday. We bought our food first as usual, before trying to seek out a table to enjoy. Thankfully, we spotted a middle aged couple who gestured to us to join them. We thanked them and sat down to enjoy the meal.
Subsequently, we spent an amazing hour to share about our lives and talked from family all the way to food that they love and patronise regularly. Indeed, sometimes all we have to do is to take the first step out, we will never know what pleasant acquaintances we will meet!
Ever wondered what is the greatest hurdle in our community?
The greatest threat to our community is the belief that someone else will be the one to reach out and lend a helping hand.
Can we imagine if all of us had the same belief that 'Someone else will help, someone else will do it'? Eventually, no one reaches out to help the people in need.
Let us remember that we hold the driving force to change our community for the better!
On a side note, nice to have someone to see you rushing towards the lift and they hold the lift door open though it has started closing, just to wait for you and allow you to join the lift door up. A big thank you these people! Made my day today!
Today was a great day!
As I entered Gleneagles, I saw a young boy around the age of 10 holding up the door for me and a subsequent elderly lady that we can enter the building. It was heartwarming to know that even at such a young age, kindness shines from the heart of this young boy.
Let us use ordinary situations to show kindness. We do not have to wait for extraordinary situations before we help others!