Thursday, November 17th, 2016
When God Supreme resolved to create man in His own image, He did it so, giving him His essence, that is His Oneness, and qualities, namely, love, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, etc. Man being His prime creation should understand the need to coexist in this world, reaching out to another with sensitivity, awareness, understanding and a will that believes in, exuding kindred harmony, writes Sri Jullie Chaudhuri, Editor, SSS Youth Newsletter, Pune, narrating a small, yet significant story from Pune… Extracted from the Oct 2015 issue of the Newsletter.
A youngster decided to add some shine and sparkle in people’s lives. Every weekend, he would stand at Koregaon Park, Pune, with a placard saying ‘You’re Perfect’. This small act went a long way in touching a lot of strangers’ hearts.
Almost everyone around is riddled with insecurities, stress, work-related issues, domestic and relationship problems, financial difficulties, health worries, etc, that shatter their inner rhythm. Everyone is looking for a sign and reassurance to re-establish normalcy and balance. So, when a complete stranger silently lets you know that you are perfect just the way you are, it restores your peace of mind and self-confidence. If nothing else, it makes you smile.
Consequently, as this young person was standing with that elevating message, two heart-warming incidents (that we know of) occurred. One lady came up to him crying and gave him a big hug, saying that he made her day with his placard. Perhaps she was upset or depressed about something and this brightened her and brought cheer to her life.
Another joyful response was of a youth who came to him in a very upbeat mood to thank him for what he was doing. It unfolded thus that this youngster was going for an important job interview and was extremely nervous about the interview and the outcome. On his way, he happened to glance at this young man and his ‘You’re Perfect’ placard. That instantly calmed his nerves instilling the required confidence and…helped clinched the interview! So relieved was he that he came back to express his earnest gratitude and encourage him to continue with this novel initiative.
All that we need to reach out to another is sensitivity, awareness, understanding and a will that believes in and exudes kindred harmony.
II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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