We were walking around Gardens By The Bay and visiting the orchid exhibits along with the national day celebrations when we felt a pat on our back.
Turning around, a lady held in her hand one piece of baby socks which has fallen off Baby Enyu as we toured the Gardens. We thanked her for stepping out to pick up our baby socks admidst the crowd and for making it a point to catch up with us to return the sock. A community who steps out of their own comfort zone is a community who cares!
Stepping out of our comfort zone to help others can always bring a smile to others!
A pair of baby socks !
Recently. Lorraine and I were walking along some of the toy shops and caught sight of a couple with their little girl trying persistently to catch a duck soft toy from a claw machine. They did multiple tries but still did not manage to get it in the end. By this time, there was already a small crowd of people watching with excitement. As they still did not manage to get the duck soft toy, the family and little girl walked to another area of the toy shop, slightly disappointed.
We thought it would be nice to give it a try and if we managed to get it, it could be a little gift to cheer up the little girl’s day! If we were in the shoes of that family, we would have loved for a pleasant surprise as such. After exchanging some tokens, we went forth to give it a try. Much to our surprise, we managed to catch it out from the claw machine! Both of us were excited with joy but we remembered what we had in our hearts.
We took the duck soft toy in our hands and went forward to the little girl and her family, and gestured for her to have it. Her smile was instantaneous and her Dad & Mum had her thank us! That lit up the rest of our day! We were just as happy as she was!
The willingness to give up things that we own can help to shape our community of love. If all of us commit little acts of love in our lives, it can bring forth winds of change in our community!
** All of us can do with a little happy duck soft toy to cheer us up!