Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The power of 7

Sleep deprived and feeling low on energy, I thought of going for a refreshing morning walk. On my way back, I chuckled at the sight that crossed my path. Camouflaged as a banana himself, this young boy was selling these ripe yellow fruits which I loved. I picked up half a dozen of them and was handing over the money to him when I said "Put in one more son, make it 7". Twinkling eyes and a broad smile greeted me when I gave him the banana. I felt such joy in this small act of kindness. My soul danced.

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" As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

100 words of fiction, known as 'Drabble' written for day 4 of the ongoing  

46 comments:

  1. This is a drabble and a very unique idea.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. Yes, I had read about this form of fiction a few days ago and wanted to try it!

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  2. kindness is shows in such small acts..I am sure this kid would remember you for a long time

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    1. It takes so less to be kind but it gives back so much more!!

      The above is a piece of fiction to accompany with the photo I found while browsing the net, although the inspiration is such incidents in my day to day life!

      Glad you liked it! :)

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  3. What a benevolent act you did early morning!

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    1. Hi Usha, it's really a piece of fiction. But we should spread as much as kindness possible in our daily lives :) it makes your living worth!

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  4. Beautifully written in 100 words. Wow! U made his day and it's super awesome how few words made it such a powerful post:)
    Cheerz

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    1. Thanks Vishal :) glad you liked it! My first attempt at drabble!

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  5. Well written and loved the quote too

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  6. That quote said it all. And, truly, quite a lot of times it takes so little to give so much joy that it is a pity that we do not think to do it.

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    1. True!! It's a way of habit Suresh Ji...and it's only when one does it they realize how beautiful it feels!

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  7. Aww...beautiful little story...you made his day. What a wonderful act of kindness and love. Blessings to you!!! Penny
    http://pennymcdanielspiritualguidance.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Penny! Glad to connect with you :)

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  8. LOved the way you brought the concept. smart!
    www.numerounity.com

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  9. How nice, Aditi. Very sweet of you.. :)

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  10. I love drabbles, in fact the smaller the post often more the impact. The picture of course is also worth a mention here :)

    Richa

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    1. True Richa, my first attempt here! Glad you liked it! And sometimes Google leads you to such photos that they are worth a story! :)

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  11. Lovely deed done. They say that love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference! :)

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    1. They sure do, Shilpa! Together they go a long way :)

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  12. How sweet ! The smallest acts of kindness go the longest ;)

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    1. True Aparna! Glad to see you here :)

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  13. Kindness act always makes us feel better..The act of helping other without any reason in indeed a great deed.. :-)

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  14. little deeds of kindness and love have that ability to spark our lives...that is why there is unparalleled joy in giving and loving! lovely!!

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    1. Well said!! And hope you had a grand celebration yesterday :)

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  15. How sacred to kick start your morning by bringing a smile on someone's face.
    Bless you...:)

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  16. Beautiful 100 words..one of the best written ones I have read :)

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    1. Thanks Neha! That's really sweet of you :)

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  17. Wow..Such a deep thought in such a small article..good job :)

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    1. Thanks Vidhi :) welcome to my humble space!

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  18. its like the piad coffee which is common in west...the act of kidness however small or big gives immense satisfaction

    you can check my post here -
    Karan
    - Sisters

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  19. Paying it forward, a random act of kindness - beautiful. A lovely post that warmed my soul.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy! And I'm really grateful for the mention. :) Love n Hugs

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  20. Paying it forward, a random act of kindness - beautiful. A lovely post that warmed my soul.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy! So grateful n you know why!! :)

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  21. aaaawww... that is super sweet... Hardly takes anything to bring a smile on someones face.. :)

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    1. True Patricia :) hardly takes anything at all instead gives you back so much more!

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