Saturday, August 27, 2011

Those Grand Monuments of Love

We hear about all types of people every day. But it all comes down to: the good and the bad. You need to come across someone 'bad' in order to see and thus appreciate the goodness of another. That is why  it is important to experience both types of people in order to have a healthier and a holistic view of Life.

Everybody seems to practise good in some way but very few good people cross the threshold of goodness and enter a whole new level... that of greatness, because of their selfless deeds. The standards are high and unattainable. These are people that look ordinary but do things that are great, holding firm against Time. When they perish physically, these acts of kindness and goodness stand out as grand monuments that they leave behind reminding us daily about them. These monuments are ethereal but they stand stronger than anything visible and tangible. They are noticed and seen by only those people who were impacted by the goodness in some way.

These great people have uneasy lives but will not make that effect yours. They stand to protect you from troops of trouble and problems. They'll take arrows for you and be pierced whilst protecting you. They'll make sure you are taken care of on a stormy and rainy day. They will have all the reasons to be unhappy themselves but will not defy God and be mean to His creatures. They will take things as they are one at a time. Their self sacrifice is immeasurable. With the rich and affluent they would be professional; with the poor and beleaguered they would have a compassionate and humane approach. They would have a voice when others choose to be quiet...These great people are very hard to find and when they are gone, their kindness and their goodness become grand monuments...reminders of their greatness and how they made your life better when theirs was not.....

May my uncle dwell in heaven....

6 comments:

  1. My boss always told me this, "Sometimes we have to be bad to be good". ...
    August 30, 2011 12:50 AM

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  2. This is a wonderful tribute to a life led by self-sacrifice.
    September 4, 2011 11:08 AM

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  3. Beautiful post, Marjaan :-)

    I just mentioned you in my last blog post. No follow-up required except to read it? :-) Unless you would like to pay it forward... that would be wonderful...
    September 5, 2011 6:46 PM

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  4. My boss always told me this, "Sometimes we have to be bad to be good". ...
    August 30, 2011 12:50 AM

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  5. This is a wonderful tribute to a life led by self-sacrifice.
    September 4, 2011 11:08 AM

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  6. Beautiful post, Marjaan :-)

    I just mentioned you in my last blog post. No follow-up required except to read it? :-) Unless you would like to pay it forward... that would be wonderful...
    September 5, 2011 6:46 PM

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