Monday, August 17, 2009

Don't We All?

got this from an email..
read it! nice story


One evening I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car.
I had just come from the car wash
and was waiting for my wife to finish work.
Coming my way from across the parking lot
was what society would consider a bum.

From the looks of him he had no car, no home, no clean
clothes and no money.

There are times when you feel generous,
but there are times that you
just don’t want to be bothered.
This was one of the
“Don’t want to be bothered” times!

“Hope he doesn’t ask me for money,”
I thought.
He didn’t.

He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop
and he didn’t look like he could have enough money
to even ride the bus.

After a few minutes he spoke.
“That’s a very nice car,”
he said.

He was ragged, but had an air of dignity around him.
I said
“Thanks,”

and continued wiping off my car.
He sat there quietly as I worked.
The expected plea for money never came.
As the silence between us widened,
something inside said,
“Ask him if he needs any help.”

I was sure that he would say yes,
but I held true to the inner voice.

“Do you need any help?”
I asked.
He answered in three simple
but profound words that I shall never forget.

We often look for wisdom in great accomplishments.
I expect it from those of higher learning and accomplishments.
I expected nothing but an outstretched grimy hand.

He spoke three words that shook me,
“Don’t we all?”
he said.

I needed help.
Maybe not for bus fare or a place to sleep,
but I needed help.
I reached in my wallet and gave him not only enough for bus fare
but enough to get a warm meal and shelter for the day.

Those three little words still ring true.
No matter how much you have,
no matter how much you have accomplished,
you need help too.

No matter
how little you have,
no matter how loaded you are with problems,
even without money or a place to sleep,
you can give help.

Even if it’s
just a compliment, you can give that!

You never know when you may see someone that appears to have it all.
They are waiting on you to give them what they don’t have.

A different perspective on life,
a glimpse of something beautiful,
a respite from daily chaos,
that only you,
through a torn world can see.


p/s: manusia sentiasa saling memerlukan..kepentingan ekosistem! (belajar time sains darjah 5 kut :p )

8 comments:

yiLiaN said...

duha, thanks for posting up the story. i love it everymuch. allow me to link it at my blog. wanna to share it with the others. :)

talking about the story, "interdependance" is wat it is called. i dun think tat v can do things all by ourselves, v nid the others and definitely the others need u existance too, so feel free to lend a hand to the others. :D

thanks ya! lama tak contact ngan duha. :P

duha said...

yi lian-welcome..well, rasa this article mmg best, that's why nak share dgn org lain..

link je to ur blog :)..i dont mind..

yup, that's why God created us and others (including non-living things) coz we need them to survive..

by the way, u guys busy sgt ke kat UKM? waktu I kat indonesia ada yg ajak dtg sana, but now korg seems very busy kat sane..so taknak laa kacau..tapi rindu kat u la..bila nk blanje makan? hehe

yiLiaN said...

uhuh,skrang tengah bz, jumaat nih ada 2 assessment. stress giler. duha kat sana okay tak? harap duha sihat. bila nak belanja makan? bila-bila jer kalau duha ada kat msia, boleh contact i, tgklah kacau ada time n fate, blhlah jumpe. :) miss u.

miss susi said...

ap yg penting...`kerjasama`..hehe..
we need each other..the support system..manusia pertama yg Allah cipta adalah Adam.dan Allah cipta Hawa untuk Adam sebab Allah Maha Penyayang,die tahu hambaNya tidak mungkin bole hidup sendirian..thanx 4 being such a great friend..muahxx..

p/s = i luv u bibeh..(audible ym)..haha..

duha said...

yi lian-relax, i know u can do it..kalau 5 assignment pun u mesti boleh punye..dari KMM dlu i can see ur potential..haha (kene blanje lebih ni :p )

just manage ur time properly..insyaAllah boleh..jangan stress tau..nanti takut nk jumpa u..

i dah kat malaysia laa sayang ooi..that's why igt nak pg melawat korg..just takde masa yg sesuai lagi..nanti i message you ye..

good luck with studies n life.. :)

duha said...

miss susi- wa sadaqa (dan benarlah) wonderpet..huhu..ni nk kna pakse generasi skang tgk wonderpet nih..hehe..tak pun nnt kita wat animasi kite sndr nk..(bisnes2 :p kna ajak kak salmah skali nih)

yup, manusia mmg takleh hidup sendirian..tapi kadang2 manusia terlupa that fact and sering wat org sakit hati..jadi kita kna slalu mintak maaf pd kwn2 sebab tanpa mereka, payahlah hidup kita..

Allah dah create the system very nicely :)

well, thanks to you too~

p/s:cam biase la..reply utk audible tu ialah.."aw3" (audible YM) hehe

asmaul chusna said...

manusia bukan hanya berhubungan karena suatu kebutuhan...
tapi manusia, sebagai hamba TUhan juga harus menunaikan hak dan kewajiban kepada saudaranya...
Nice post ^.^

duha said...

asmaul chusna- yup..jangan hanya mengharap pada orang lain, tapi kalau boleh kita harus lebih MEMBERI pada yang lain..

don't expect much..but give ur best..

jzkk :)