Everyday Things

A Small Kind Act

I used to receive donation forms in my mailbox every week and most of them will end up in the trash bin. It’s not that I don’t want to make a donation but I was simply too lazy to do it until this day came…

I received a donation form from the Methodist Welfare Services. As I was walking to the lift, I took a quick glance at the form. I saw the picture of a sickly old woman in the nursing home. I read her story and my heart grieved. She was abandoned by her own children. With no savings or any source of income, she couldn’t afford to pay for her own living and medical expenses.

I felt so depressed after reading her story. I can’t imagine how I will survive if I grow old, homeless, sick and all alone like her.

I took my cheque book; I filled up the form and I wrote a cheque to make a donation. All it takes is just THREE minutes. I realized that it wasn’t difficult at all.

From that day onwards, I will make a donation every time I receive a donation form in my mailbox. A little kindness goes a long way to brighten someone’s day and to make the world a better place. Let’s do a good deed and spread some happiness while we can!


Haruki March 26, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Hi Emily, it always breaks my heart when I receive donation appeal from charities dealing with children, like Unicef, Children’s Hope Fund and World Vision. I can’t bear it when friends forward to me videos or photos of children in poverty-stricken countries, or babies in war-torn zones. I just can’t, so I don’t open these attachments in email. But I make a positive effort to donate and it makes me feel better that I am doing something to help rather than just watching and forwarding emails. So it’s great that you are making a difference too.

Emily March 26, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Hi Haruki,
I will never attempt to open those attachments or videos. I’m a very soft-hearted person, I’ll definitely cry if I watch them.
I feel happy being able to help those who need help. We are blessed staying in a safe and peaceful country, we have a job and a proper living environment.


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