Be The Reason Someone Believes In The Goodness Of People

Light from the fireflies appropriately represents hope, guidance, inspiration, and awakening

It’s past 12 midnight, there I was again — tired of counting sheep just to fall asleep. My brain begun to buzz and overthink things as my thought or two kept on racing which made me gnaw.

I’m lying in a comfy bed inside my serene room. As I close my eyes, I think of happy thoughts and take a deep breath. I tried playing the sound of blowing ocean waves in my head like I always do but, I can no longer hear it. It’s the distinctive sounds of crickets chirping outside my window echoing in my intellect —uhmm quite relaxing too.

I started to feel the cold wind blow into my face and absorbed the warmth of my own breath as I fill it in my lungs.

Subsequently, it felt like I was transported to another dimension. The cold wind vanished as I felt the heat of the sun striking onto my skin, the echoing cricket sounds turned into a looping and knocking rage of the vehicles in the city rhyming with the blabbering sounds of the people who pass by. I found myself crossing the street near the school of De Lasalle in my corporate attire.

Abruptly, a barefooted and dirty kid (evident on his white shirt) approached me and held my hand. I’m in a rush but I can’t do anything aside from being frozen at the moment because he might spit on me if I urged to pull back. Painted on his filthy face were the bruises and on his legs were marks maybe from a hit or violence. And his feet covered with sludge dirt walking into the city barefooted.

He’s way too young to be a beggar, not too old to provide the needs of his family. He needs help from the older one, an urge plead from the authority. This kid knows nothing about education aside from reading vandalism across the walls of the city. He’s been exposed to shenanigans, rascality or hooliganism maybe, instead of dreaming, playing freely, climbing trees, and running around here and there. His innocence was already filled with the foolish things of the world. Oh, poor boy.

Those thoughts ran through my mind to that moment he held my hand to ask for some pennies. I felt awful about my ruminations about him. I needed to give him food for he has still a long day to overcome and some coins to spend. As I get my wallet inside my bag to search for some, unconsciously the young boy was gone. He ran through the street and jumped inside the Jeepney (public transportation) to ask for money. I missed the chance of giving him a small help, a favor that could at least fade a little of his worries in life. For him to believe about the goodness of people. To give him hope that there are still some who offers help to those who are in need. But I failed, if I only didn’t hesitate at the first place.

I started to walk inside the hall of De Lasalle with the boy running in mind. I felt the wind blew hard on me, it was cold. The boisterous sounds turned rhythmic, chirp of the crickets calmed my mind. I found myself back in my bed, I opened my orbiting eyes and I saw the reality. It was a dream which brought me to a realization — a realization that everyone has an impact to the lives of others. In any form, whether you can help them, guide them or inspire them. Because it can also pave the way on how we can help ourselves. As we are to do unto others, as we hope they would do unto us in proper time.

And I want to start it now. Will you?

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Franze Garcia

Head in the clouds. 💭

66 thoughts on “Be The Reason Someone Believes In The Goodness Of People”

  1. I admit that reading your words gave me a sense of calm, made me dream making me relax. Very beautifull.

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  2. It’s such a splendid word of yours. Keep on writing! You really inspired me on your piece. 💙

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  3. I also tend to overthink especially this current situation and your vocabulary is commendable. I wish I could be like you – you were able to take us on the scenario through our imagination

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  4. I personally agree with you. Actually whenever we help others, we help ourselves to be more grateful and grounded. Skimming your blog, it seemed like I was reading a masterpiece of a renowned writer. Keep it up!

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  5. Nice article, heart touching and very true world, many kids around the globe begging food, and more than 263 million of kids are out of schools, and about 821 million people go bed empty stomach every night…… We all should take responsibilities and play our role to cope the situation….. Really love your post.

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  6. Dreams really give us deep messages. Like the one I had last night. It was an awful one but it made me realize how God is sovereign and that I need to continue to cling on to Him whatever happens.

    PS What beautiful writing! I seemed to have vivid imaginations as I read your piece.

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  7. Reading your blog I can feel your sincerity and kind-heartedness. I am so glad that you mention those kids are in need of our attention and help but they are not receiving those help at the moment. We are living in a world full of lies, chaos, and negativity. But, I also believed that there are still people who will make this world a better place because of having the passion to help others without expecting in return.

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  8. This is a very harsh reality but some kids have to work to help their families. Sometimes we think it is very far from our society or very far from our modern time but these situations still exists.

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  9. Your blog post was so heart-melting. Very often I also struggle with the thoughts about so many random people who are in need of basic support. I try and do whatever is in my capacity and yes truly believe that it’s very important to keep the good hope and also inspiring each other

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  10. This is a great reminder for all of us. Especially at a time like we are facing right now! There is so much negativity in the world right now – so much anxiety and unease. However, we can choose to be a light for at least one person. It may not seem like much at the time, but for that one person, it could be everything!

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  11. This is so peaceful. You have talent. I love how you write. Your post gave me a little pause in my crazy day.

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  12. What’s worse is the idea that, what if that poor kid was forced to do this by someone abusive. And the money the kid beg for, only went to the wrong hands. Praying it was not this way. And praying also for the kid who have to spend his childhood life, far from normal.

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  13. Love the way you write! This is similar to the golden rule. We never know what the person may be going through, so it’s always important to be kind 🙂

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  14. Beggar kids makes me awful they don’t deserve to be poor working in their young age is not acceptable but they don’t have a choice because of the poverty. Love your words!

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  15. I so much agree with your post. your words are so inspiring and so kind. Although I agree that we should to unto others what we expect them also to do unto us, isn’t it also great if we just do them good just because we want to? real generosity is when you do good to someone who can never repay you. this is what i learned from rescuing animals. 🙂 great post and insight you have here, btw!

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  16. This is a beautiful post. The visual you write with words are calming and inspiring. It feel like meditation. Awesome post. I really enjoyed it!!!🤗

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  17. I loved this beautiful message. Every interaction we have with another provides us the opportunity to bring lightness or dark into their day. Choose to be the light ❤

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  18. Believing in the goodness of people is very important, as it makes us more hopeful. Great read! 🙂

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  19. This is lovely. What a sweet reminder that there are good people out there, and goodness in all of us.

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  20. I hope you can see the boy again. He should just be around the area begging every now and then. Your writing kept me glued till the end!

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  21. I think about this a lot too. We all have different lives and we struggle in our own ways everyday. I think that it is when we look beyond ourselves and look at things from other people’s perspective do we get a sense of understanding of the world and like, appreciate what we can do to help each other.

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  22. I always believe that there is goodness in everyone’s heart. Be kind always, and it attracts a positive outcome.

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