“Helping others is the way we help ourselves. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Some people will always amaze me and it's always exciting when you can get to move close to some people so you can know who they are and perhaps, listen to them while they narrate their funny experiences which would make you realize that some humans are strange in their behaviour to others. I was chanced to listen to a lady's experience yesterday and I wonder what kind of being she crossed paths with. Things wouldn't stop amazing me too.
I went for Bible study in Church and being the last Tuesday of the month, it's all about question and answer time. You get to bring those questions disturbing your mind about the scripture and some people are ready and willing to answer you satisfactorily. This is why I love spending time with other Christians who understand a bit of the scripture and just like every Tuesday, it's always a digging deep into the word of God.
Some questions were being asked and answers were given which sounds okay to the one who asked, plus another knowledge to those listening. A lady raised her hands with a question in her mind but started with an experience she encountered.
You know there are some people that when you help them willingly, they would act to the extent that you regret helping them because they take it like they never sent you to do that for them. It's always sucking to me but as a child of God, we need not be bothered but continue doing what we are always doing in the best way.
According to the lady, there is this neighbour of hers where she stays. Whenever this neighbour spreads her clothes on the wire and she isn't around. When it's about to rain, since this lady is always around, she would help her neighbour to pack them inside so the rain will not beat them. When the neighbour returns, she would be like “Why can't you fold my clothes for me?” So hilarious 🤣
Like seriously? Someone who helped you out of her goodwill and you made her feel she made a mistake helping you pack your clothes and you still want her to fold them for you even without a thank you? Nah!
The girl said after a while, she made up her mind that even if the flood is taking her clothes away, she won't help her anymore because she isn't grateful. She asked if such decision is good?
Though, I understand this lady because if it was me, I won't even do the kindness of helping her pack her clothes again but looking at it again, we have to keep helping people no matter who they are. We can only tolerate their attitudes for a while then we can just speak to them so they can know what they are doing bad and if such behaviour should keep repeating, then, I think one has to avoid them.
Some people are so funny because that neighbour's behaviour isn't welcome at all. If your clothes were left in the rain, there is nothing you can do to others who are around because they know what you are capable of doing. Not being grateful and you still want such a person to fold them for you? It's wrong to act to me in that way.
One thing about life, though we started together, we cannot finish together due to different circumstances in our lives. For some, death will happen. For some, perhaps they do not have the financial capability to continue and so, they retreat. For some, it might be they're not been serious and taking things with levity hands or for granted. And the list goes on like that.
Why am I saying this? A drafted graduating list came out last night and many people won't be graduating with us due to different reasons. Some are dead while some were terminated from being students while others carried the course over. For another set of people, they need to resolve the issue with the department before the real list will be out since the system didn't record their names even though they sat for the exam.
I saw a friend of mine who repeated a course and it hurt me but life hasn't ended, right? Not graduating with us doesn't mean the end of life but picking themselves up and working towards graduating with the next set.
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