What are you doing for others?
People can show great love and affection in the little things they do, rather than concentrating on the most important things. Thus, life’s most persistent and constant question is, “What are you doing for others?” and if you have an answer to this question, you are also a blessed humanitarian.
This year’s theme for World Humanitarian Day is “Real Life Heroes,” and it will be celebrated on Friday, the 19th of August. The inspiring individual tales of the humanitarians who actively served humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted in this campaign. To become a real-life hero, you do not need to have superpowers; what you need is the capability to see through human hearts. It will be a bliss for you if you can contribute to someone’s happiness and heal their wounds via your words and deeds.
It is true that not every superhero would win prestigious awards or receive praise. In the process of protecting humanity, heroes may also be slain, imprisoned, or subjected to torture. That is the most pitiful justification for the World Humanitarian Day. In light of this, the UN General Assembly established the World Humanitarian Day in 2009 to mark the anniversary of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. Consequently, the day honours humanitarian workers of the entire world. Thus, it’s a tribute to each humane soul who toiled under the scorching sun to offer mankind a better life.
There are many people all over the world who are suffering from difficulties. Poor economic conditions, lack of hygienic conditions, and anything else that depresses individuals could be some of them. There may be millions of people looking for a place to call home. Therefore, anyone can be a humanitarian, helping those in need by extending a helping hand if they have a kind heart that is filled with love and compassion.
Nothing worthwhile in life is ever attained without costs. You might need to risk your safety occasionally in order to ensure the happiness of others. However, the suffering you go through appears insignificant in comparison to the fulfilment you feel by helping others. Even if you run the risk of being penalised, getting sick, or even dying while trying to preserve the zest of humanity, it will be a great satisfaction for you.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” This is a famous saying by Mother Teresa. Yes! A simple action can change the world by drawing a smile on someone’s face. One of the loveliest things in life, in addition to all the suffering and pain, is to be able to lessen the suffering and pain of another. If you can smile seeing someone’s smile, be proud of yourself that you are not in debt to humanity. A small action can make a big difference and put a smile on someone’s face.
Humanitarian workers engage in a wide range of activities on this day in an effort to improve the quality of life of people. Through the dark, they light up lanterns to enliven the lives of humans. Even if they fail, they stand up again and continue spreading the wings of humanity. Thus, it’s a celebration of human empathy, courage, and persistent efforts that strive to make a difference.
In memory of each humanitarian worker who valued the zest of humanity, you can also be a part starting from today by offering your hand to someone who’s in need. Then ask yourself, ‘what have you done for others?’ where you’ll be able to look back at your past with a beautiful smile, remembering all the wonderful things you’ve done for the sake of humanity.