Expansion of Ideas One Good Turn Deserves Another

Expansion of Ideas
One Good Turn Deserves Another

When someone does you a good deed, you must never forget it. On the contrary, you must look out for the opportunity to do something good for that person or to someone else. This latter is called 'Paying it forward'. Good must beget good. Only then will this world become a better place to live in. 

Very often we are so selfish that we think that if someone does something good for us, we are entitled to it. Many people behave that way. They do not even have the courtesy to say 'thank you'. 

I remember, once I was in the lift in my building when the lights went off. I was terrified. There was an elderly person in the lift with me. he calmed me down and told me not to worry; in a few minutes the lift would re-start. Then when the lift began working, he accompanied me to the door of my flat. I was grateful for his comforting presence and thanked him. A few days later, near the parking lot of our building, I saw the grandchild of the same gentleman playing with other children. Suddenly a car came up and I could see that the child was in danger. I ran up to the child, lifted him and took him safely away. The elderly gentleman, who had once helped me, came up to me and thanked me. I felt that the elderly man had, in fact, earned my act of helpfulness, because he had himself been helpful to me earlier. 

There is a wonderful poem about a man who helps an old woman across the street. The woman blesses him for helping her. At the end of the poem the man express the fond hope that someday, some young man like himself will help his mother when she is in trouble. 

Indeed, one should never hesitate to do good for others. 
For one good turn deserves another!

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