The Magic of Helping….

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The Story :

It was a normal day, but all the work was not going normally. I saw that people were not cooperating with each other and there was a huge chaos in the office. I always want the work to function properly and more importantly its volunteers to be satisfied. If they are not able to help each other how will they help the outside world?  So I called an urgent meeting of all the volunteers and decided to share a story with them.

If they are not able to help each other how will they help the outside world?  So I called an urgent meeting of all the volunteers and decided to share a story with them.

As all of them came, I started. Some time back, I and my friend were traveling from Mumbai to Ahmadabad by a flight. We were given the side rows which usually have 3 seats. When the flight took off, there was a man sitting diagonally to us.

He was light toned, fat man. Looking at him, I could assume that his height was approximate 6 feet 2 inches. It was clearly seen that he was very uncomfortable in his seat.

As soon as the flight took off, he called the air hostess and started shouting at her. “Why did you give me such a seat when I had asked you to give me a seat with large leg space.” he further exclaimed,” Why don’t you all understand, a tall man like me cannot fit in a small seat like this.”.

The air hostess were trying to calm him by offering him juices, snacks etc. But he was firm in his decision and forced them to change his seat. I saw people sitting beside him and in front laughing. Air hostesses tried to persuade him to sit on the same seat as it was only a 40-minute flight.

Moreover, the flight was going full so they were unable to shift him somewhere else. He got so angry and frustrated that he asked them to make him sit in the pilot’s seat if they have a place anywhere else. Hearing this, all the people sitting nearby started laughing at him.

The air hostess were trying to calm him by offering him juices, snacks etc. But he was firm in his decision and forced them to change his seat. I saw people sitting beside him and in front laughing. Air hostesses tried to persuade him to sit on the same seat as it was only a 40-minute flight.

Moreover, the flight was going full so they were unable to shift him somewhere else. He got so angry and frustrated that he asked them to make him sit in the pilot’s seat if they have a place anywhere else. Hearing this, all the people sitting nearby started laughing at him.

Moreover, the flight was going full so they were unable to shift him somewhere else. He got so angry and frustrated that he asked them to make him sit in the pilot’s seat if they have a place anywhere else. Hearing this, all the people sitting nearby started laughing at him.

He got so angry and frustrated that he asked them to make him sit in the pilot’s seat if they have a place anywhere else. Hearing this, all the people sitting nearby started laughing at him.

For some time even, I made fun and laughed at his situation. But then I realized how much pain he was going through. I thought for some time and then decided to exchange my seat with him. When I told this to him, there was little relief seen on his grumpy face.

We exchanged our seats. I could see that he was quite comfortable on my sit as there was enough leg space. The head of air hostesses came and thanked me for the co-operation and expressed her gratitude towards me. All through the way, I received special care and service for this.

We exchanged our seats. I could see that he was quite comfortable on my sit as there was enough leg space. The head of air hostesses came and thanked me for the co-operation and expressed her gratitude towards me. All through the way, I received special care and service for this.

The person sitting next to me said that he was also thinking to exchange his seat with him. To which I replied, “why were you thinking only, why didn’t you implement?” The person got baffled; he did not know what to say. When we landed, air hostesses again thanked me and for the help I did, they took me on the tour of the cockpit. I was contented that I could relieve somebody who was in difficult situation.

The Conclusion :

Friends, through this incident I want you all to know that helping others does not cost anything. If we take the initiative and help others, we may feel with happiness which no money or no person can buy us.

I am not asking you to go beyond your limitations and help people, but small-small things in day to day life could be done which will help people and might reduce their problems.

After all, this organization’s aim to help others and reduce their problems no matter who are they. As all of them seemed convinced, we recited our pledge and got back on our work.

 

 

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