#Inspiring Today, this humble man taught me very important lessons. Sitting in his short wooden stool in his little open workshop next to a dumpster (yes literally) by the road, he greeted me with a big smile as I was coming to him. I said that I needed two pairs of my shoes to be repaired. "Give me an hour" he said. While repairing my shoes, we're having this life-changing conversation about what matters in life. I was so honored that he felt comfortable enough to share a little bit of his life with me. Through our conversation I came to know that he has been repairing shoes for the last 10 years. For doing this year after year, his hands built up so many rough calluses that it looked like they became as hard as dried leather. To me, they represented a hard-working man who labored diligently to support his family. They showed me how much work he has put into his work through hundreds or maybe thousands of shoes he has repaired these past years. For every pair of shoes he usually gets Rp. 12.500 or less than one dollar, that's a lot cheaper than a ticket to watch a movie in the cinema. He then told me that from doing this, little by little he was able to send his four kids to university. I could tell from hearing the tone of his voice that it is something he is so proud of. Later I found out that he only finished his junior high school, and to have his kids got into the higher education is a big achievement for him.
I felt blessed that God led my path to him today. A man with a kind heart and soul. If it weren't for his kind nature, I wouldn't get to hear his touching stories. Thank you for teaching me what it really means by #kindness. Also, thank you for showing me what being #hardworking can bring you in life. Thank you amang, you're a man full of valuable #lifelessons . I am forever #grateful for this day.
"The basis of reasoning, after faith in God, is loving kindness toward the people."~ Prophet Muhammad
"Kindness is free. Spread that everywhere" ~ @laurenduski