Micro Tales #6
First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for this great topic. Well, I believe helping others is a quality that makes us human and it gives us an inner satisfaction that we can not feel in any other way, at least this is what I believe. So, I often lend a helping hand to others, even if it is in a small way,
and for this cue card topic, I would like to share my experience of helping an old lady who was a complete stranger to me.
I still remember the event vividly. A few months ago I was returning home from a nearby metro station. Unfortunately, the elevator repair work was in progress and when I was about to walk down the stairs, an old lady with her trolleys and bags was trying to do the same. She was hesitant to take the stairs as her bags and trolleys were quite heavy and she was trying to lift it up without any success. I felt the voice inside me told to help her and I cordially asked her if I could assist her in taking the stairs. Then I carried her trolleys and bags down the steep station stairs as she gradually descended behind me, holding the stair railings.
At the bottom of the stairs, I handed the belongings back to the lady and she instinctively said ‘thank you very much’. I think she was very happy to have someone to help her descend the stairs as she thanked me profoundly a few more times.
Honestly speaking, I think to be able to help her made me happier than it did to her. I really felt exhilarated and a surge of joy possessed me. I only feel this great sensation when I truly achieve something extraordinary – being able to assist someone is in a way a great achievement, I believe.