A Small Good Deed 

    Dr Ben told a story about a man who was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

  While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it. When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

    The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting. The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”, “But this is not for the paint job. It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.” “Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

    “My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened. When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole. When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip. They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time. When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole. Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

   Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

   ​So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and be important to someone​.

   You may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ along the way… of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved​. Just like one random act of kindness

✨So Keep up the Good work …✨💐

  I want to thank Everyone who Repaired my boat this year in every way like good wishes, thoughts, love, care and prayers, wishing you the best of the coming year.  Happy New year guys and thanks for following The Mahdheebah Blog – TMB! See you next year 2018🎉🎊🎉🎉💥🎊🎊🎄

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           Desmond mahdheebah Omoragbon 

28 thoughts on “A Small Good Deed 

  1. I concur… beautifully touching this morning knowing so many practice life in such a way . They are hardly recognized but the world runs smoother because of each person you mentioned. The best 2018!!

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    1. Yes you are totally correct, and that’s why we must not do it for the recognition otherwise we’ll lack motivation to do more, thank you so much for your contribution, and I wish you an amazing 2018☺

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  2. That was the most wonderful story. Thank You for sharing!!! Thank You for all Your kind words and I do believe Your New Year’s wish is something I will hold in my heart and remember. So You just repaired my boat a little!!! Cheers, Joy Spreader of New Years Eve!!! 🤗😃😊

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  3. Reblogged this on joliesattic and commented:
    Another worthy blog from Madheebah and what a wonderful story and wise parable to start the new year with. Pay it forward and let’s all be more thoughtful, kinder and openhearted in 2018. One small deed can make changes and multiplying by the many will make a difference. Thank you for reading my blogs and for your friendships. Happy New Year!

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    1. Whoaa😮, this is so kind☺, I appreciate your love for my blog, this means so much to me! Thank you so much, really. It’s amazing people like you that makes doing this so worth it. I wish you your best year so far ☺❤

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