Updated: Sep 30, 2021
So yesterday I came across a lady on my regular evening walks which I just learned to do but while I was passing by I knelt down and greeted her.
Well she was shocked because she did not expect me to kneel down and greet her since I began with a “Hi” because I didn’t know if she spoke my language but when I realized that she did I immediately knelt and greeted her before she walked away.
As this lady walked away there’s a way she stared at me continuously. I also kept turning and looking back to see if she was still looking and she was well at least till I branched off from the main road.
I observed her intently which caused me to come up with a hypothesis that I decided to test! So as I’m moving again anticipating for another person to come my way I come across a gardener who apparently was from my neighborhood.
I knelt down and greeted him too. He smiled and gave my the signature “hmm..” which in my language (Luganda) often indicates wonder or amazement. Well, I had got my results and it turns out good morals have become rare these days..
Okay someone may say, “Ahh Anita is over exaggerating, now will we kneel down to everyone we meet?! “
Well no, not really what I’m trying to imply here is that it may not be greeting someone on your way it may not be kneeling to every pedestrian, there’s a little something called “Thank you” , “Sorry” “Please” you can categorize them as polite words that you should normalize using. Nowadays people find it hard to say “thank you” for small things.
At some point “thank you” became a ticket to appreciation town only if you’ve bought it with a price worthy enough. Some people only remember to say thank you for birthday gifts, the lunch that they’ve not paid for and to those who they know are going to add them more next time.
You see sometimes it’s the small things that count. Maybe it’s at that supermarket you’ve bought something , well you may be the customer but if the shop wasn’t there then you’d not even be the customer in the first place. Thank the cashier for attending to you.
Maybe it’s that thing you dropped and someone helped you pick up, you never know the person can keep quiet, keep it and run away but he/she gave it back to you, be grateful.
As I said in one of the previous articles you can’t draw men to yourself when you don’t even appreciate those around you.
Discipline is not only applied when there’s expectation of a reward of any form.
Learn to make it a lifestyle of being disciplined even in the smallest of occasions. You’ll be amazed by where it will take you!
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18
By: Nambuuza Anita