Saturday, March 24, 2012

The best thing to do is to do something for someone else.

Pernah tak dengar atau terbaca sebaris ayat yang sangat bermakna dari Ustaz Hasrizal? Iaitu “Erti hidup pada memberi.”

Pepatah arab pun ada mengatakan “Tangan di atas lebih mulia dari tangan dibawah.

Ok, apa itu maksud ‘memberi/tangan di atas’?

Maksudnya sangat umum. Dan kita boleh klafisikasikan nya dalam banyak perkara. Antaranya,
  • ·         Meminjamkan bahu pada sahabat yang memerlukan.
  • ·         Menghulurkan tangan apabila mereka perlukan bantuan.
  • ·         Be a good listener for them.
  • ·         Smillllllllllllllleeeeeeeee!
  • ·         Go out of your way to say hello to the most lonely person you know.
  • ·         Write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life. Like your parents, teachers and friends.
  • ·         If someone sticks two fingers up at you, give them the peace sign back  :)
Semuanya senang je untuk kita lakukan kan? Tapi jarang kita praktikkan. 

Sekecil-keil bantuan/benda yang kita hulurkan akan memberi impak yang besar kepada mereka. Dan kita pun akan rasa puas. Satu perasaan yang tak dapat digambarkan.  Believe me. :)

Here a statement by a psychiatrist,
“If you ever feel depressed,
the best thing to do is to do something for
someone else. Why? Because it gets you focused outward,
not inward. It’s hard to be depressed while serving someone else.
Ironically, a byproduct of helping others is feeling wonderful yourself”

In this simple entry, I want to share a nice story from Sean Covey:

I remember sitting in an airport one day, waiting for my flight. I was excited because I had been upgraded to a first-class ticket. And in first class, the seats are bigger, the food is edible and the flight attendants are actually nice. In fact, I had the best seat on the entire plane. Seat 1A. Before boarding, I noticed a young lady who had several carry-on bags and was holding a crying baby. Having just finished reading a book on doing random acts of kindness, I heard my conscience speak to me, ‘You scumbag. Let her have your ticket.’ I fought these promptings for a while but eventually caved in:
‘Excuse me, but you look like you could use this first-class ticket more than me. I know how hard it can be flying with kids. Why don’t you let me trade you tickets.’
                ‘Are you sure?’
                ‘Oh yeah. I really don’t mind. I’m just going to be working the whole time, anyway.’
                ‘Well, thank you. That’s very kind of you,’ she said, as we swapped tickets.
                As we boarded the plane, I was surprised at how good it made me feel to watch her sit down in seat 1A. In fact, under the circumstances, seat 24B or wherever the heck I was sitting didn’t seem that bad at all. At one point during the flight I was curious to see how she was doing that I could hardly stand it. So I got up out of my seat, walked to the first class from economy. There she was with her baby, both asleep in big and comfortable seat 1A. And I felt like a million pounds of ‘Cha-ching’. I’ve got to keep doing this kind of thing.

That’s all from me. Let’s upgrade ourselves and try to do some acts of kindness for others. J

Sumber: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers.