- Posted October 23, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Be generous for You Can't take it with you
Why it takes a near death experience to change our attitude towards Life?When we emerge from these doldrums of crisis we want to cherish our relations,to live every moment god has given us on Earth to the fullest.We value people who stood by us in our Hour of need,we love those people more who showed us kindness and empathy.Who shed tears for us and wished for our wellness.
Surely we do not want to become money making machines and hoarding our fortune for us and our kids.We hardly want to please our Bosses and accumulate all sorts of worldly pleasures in our home.
While watching Golden Girls "Behind The Scenes" Rue McClanahan's son was telling how most of the lovely dresses his mother wore were stored in a flat somewhere.These were given to Rue after the show ended,she really cherished them for life.But now she is long gone and nobody to wear them just wonder what happens to them.And again "You can't take it with you" .
Surely its our duty to secure future of our children,but those fortunate people among us whom God has given enough so that they can be generous or bring a positive change in somebody else Life,should strive to do so.Only our good deeds go with us not our money not our worldly material things.Show kindness to strangers,be generous to poor,help out a good student who may not have money to pursue higher studies.Winter is just round the corner and nightmarish to homeless,please give out your warm clothes and blankets.Stop being a miser and keep in mind that we are all mortals and all our possession we leave behind for we can't take them with us when we die.
Its heart-wrenching how in a city like Mumbai which is filled with Billionaires we do not have a single "Soup kitchen" sort of thing.In U.S. a soup kitchen, bread line, meal center or food kitchen is a place where food is offered to the hungry for free.Surely the birth place of Billionaire Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar can afford to have several Soup Kitchens set up in the city to provide free food to the poorest of poor and homeless.Hope Mumbai Millionaires and other rich Indians take a cue from Oprah who helps so many through her Angel Network.