A little kindness returned unexpectedly

I was preparing to leave office for an appointment. Knowing that I might not return to the office on that day and since I was going on leave for the next few days, my colleague approached me with a little box in her hand. “Puspha, since I might won’t be seeing you the next few days, why not you be the first person to donate for our upcoming CSR program. We are inviting orphans to celebrate Raya with us.”

“Oh…” Immediately I grabbed my bag looking for my pouch. I saw RM10 note, without thinking much, grabbed it and handed it over to my colleague. She said thank you and left with a smile. I continued my work.

After few days…

I was checking the balance money I had with me. I realized very soon I will be out of cash and there is still like a week before salary day. I was soon worried. Oh my God. I don’t think I will have enough cash until salary day. What am I supposed to do? I checked my calendar. When did I submit claim? It was just a few days back. It is impossible for me to get that claim now. Normally it takes more than 2 weeks.

Then, I received a text message from my sister. “I have transferred cash to you. Please check.” I was surprised. “Why did you transfer so early? Normally you only transfer in the beginning of the month.” She replied “I was transferring to another account just now. Just thought to transfer early. Otherwise you will keep bug me why I haven’t transfer.” I was relieved. I told her to send early like this next time as well. 🙂

Wow! How did that happened? My problem is now solved without much hassle. Then my financial controller surprised me. “Puspha, your cheque is here. I brought it yesterday. You can go and collect it!” I was even more surprised. “That was fast! Thank you!” Smiling, I went to finance department to collect my cheque.

My mind was thinking. I thought is it because I donated? Help came on time! I didn’t have to look for help. I am a person who is a little bit stingy sometimes. If I don’t have enough, I don’t give. Even if I give, I will hesitate and might not genuinely give. But the donation I made was sincere. I did not think. “Will I have enough for myself?” I just gave it away and now it came back in unexpected way. I was grateful.

This experience made me feel like I should donate more. I always have this doubt that there are people who cheat out there. They are not genuinely looking for help. They are just looking for money. But who am I to decide or judge on that? How do I know if the money really goes to the needy? Why am I not just doing my part and let God handle it? If they cheat, they will get return of it. Why do I even bother? I will get return of my good deeds, I will get return for my good intention. I thought that I want to donate sincerely to people without any hesitation in future. People say if you give, you get more in return. Maybe it is true. 🙂

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