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The Sole Audience

Regardless of whom we face, we must be brave in expressing our sincere and caring gestures. Do not keep these caring thoughts to ourselves, we must show them with action. This will bring meaning and true happiness to our lives.


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Good friendship should be developed between one another, and we should treat each other with sincerity. If we could speak gently and treat others with smile on our face, we would leave a deep and positive impression to others. Moreover, it is important to be caring of others. If we always care for others sincerely, we would be remembered by them forever.

There is a story about an American television channel dance group that performed daily on stage. The dance group had to practice and rehearse each time before the performance, and there was a rule that no audience can watch during the rehearsal.

However, there was an old lady who came to the venue every day to sit alone and watch the rehearsal attentively. She was never absent for a single day. Since she was a very old lady, the dancers allowed her to be their only audience.

There was a young girl in the dance group who was touched by the old lady’s constant presence, even during bad weather days. One day, the girl came down from the stage after the practice to greet the old lady. With much kindness, she gently patted the old lady on the shoulder and sincerely asked about her wellbeing in a caring manner. She also thanked the old lady for being an audience and that served as an encouragement to her.

The old lady was alone and without family or friend. She was very happy to be greeted and she appreciated the care and love shown by the lovely and kind girl. Thus, she continued to attend the rehearsal and gave special attention to the girl’s performance.

One day, the old lady did not come to watch the rehearsal. Her absence had made all the dancers feel at a loss. Not long after, someone from the judicial court showed up with a letter in his hand. He found the young girl and told her that the old lady had passed away a few days ago and she left a will.

The letter indicated that the old lady was a dancer when she was young, in her old age she has no family nor friend, and her only interests in life was watching others perform. She found solace in watching the performance of others.

Even though she enjoyed watching the rehearsals, she felt lonely by herself. Until the day the young girl came off the stage to greet her, the old lady started to feel the care and kindness from the young girl’s warm greeting every time, so she decided to leave her estate to this kind girl.

Wealth is not important in this story; it is the kind thought of the young girl who is willing to extend her care to others around her that warms our heart. In the dark corners of the society, there are many lonely old folks who long for some care and concern from others. We should pat them on the shoulder gently or hold their hands to express our genuine concern. Even if it is just a simple gesture, it means a lot to a lonely old soul.

In conclusion, regardless of whom we face, we must be brave in expressing our sincere and caring gestures. Do not keep these caring thoughts to ourselves, we must show them with action. This will bring meaning and true happiness to our lives.