Small things.

Small things.

A Story by Rahul Bakolia

Yes... Small things matter.


4 am.

After b'day party got over, the cab driver picked us from parking place with a warm smile. “I’m so sorry for the delay. These security checks, I tell you!” He muttered.

“Oh, it’s perfectly fine, bhaiya (Brother)!” I couldn't resist smiling.

He never seemed to run short of interesting stories. I listened and laughed my way through few minutes of journey.

The destination arrived in no time. My friend got down from car. “Good bye,” she said as she started walking towards her hostel.

The trip is successfully completed.’

A system generated notification popped up on cab driver's phone. The driver didn’t seem to agree.

He kept his eyes steady on her.

Only after ensuring that she reached till door, he turned on the key. My friend casually looked back, and was totally surprised to still see us there!

She murmured something to herself, which I couldn't hear but got the essence of. Though being there for an extra minute wasn't a special act, it had meant a lot to her.

At least, that's what her happiness suggested. And as she stood there smiling, I realised, in that moment, what impact can a small act of care have.

The world, as we know, is still terribly short of people who can provide that sense of comfort. That's why, perhaps, such small act of opening our hearts can do wonders….

Care, people. It has its own magic!

© 2019 Rahul Bakolia

Author's Note

Rahul Bakolia
Your little appreciation and honest feedback make me write even more. A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.

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Interesting comment on life taken from one of those random events that occur in all of our lives. The young woman was pleasingly surprised when she saw that the others had waited to see she was safe before they left. A small thing, but a lot of such acts of kindness make a better world.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I am happy to share that every person I have ever come in contact with would do the same small thing. Unfortunately it's a custom in the USA becuz it's not safe, especially for a lone woman, to be out at night. So people naturally watch out for people, in my long life of experience. That's why it's sweet for you to honor such a small somewhat-expected act by writing this little vignette about it. I did find this writing to be a little bit tangled, not as smooth a flow as your other stories. It felt like you were doing too much explaining, whereas this could use some breaks where you do more describing . . . show us a few more details about the people & the scene. For example, instead of "The driver didn’t seem to agree." . . . you could SHOW this by describing his eyebrows knitting into a frown or something like that. A few little changes like that could make this feel less cerebral (in the head, analytical) & more sensory (felt with all the senses). Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago

Little things do matter. Heart touching story. I really liked it.

Posted 1 Year Ago

We surely call them small acts but these precious stuffs do mean a lot to us and we keep them intact in our mind and heart forever. The story has been penned beautifully. Well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Thanks moog for your kind words, I am glad you like it 😊😊😊
These little acts of kindness don't pass unnoticed. A caring attitude makes a huge difference. Your story tells me that there are still people around who have the interests of others at heart. Nicely conveyed Rahul.


Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

I am glad you liked it.
I have a doubt., if someone could help me.
"Is first line is grammatically correct or not?"

Posted 1 Year Ago

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6 Reviews
Added on January 4, 2019
Last Updated on January 4, 2019
Tags: Care, humanity.


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