The Cobbler who also mends Souls………

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There is a cobbler who sits across the street in front of an office building.  Every day, Krishna sees that there is a stray dog that comes and sits with him as soon as he arrives at the place and he feeds him biscuits and milk.  The cobbler goes about his work while the dog sits there and gives him company.  Krishna felt as if there is a connection between them and that unknown to everyone; they are having a conversation without a word being said.

There is also food that he brings for the birds too, which he keeps at different places on the street pavement where he sits for his work.  Many people stop by and ask him for directions and he always guides them with a smile, even if he does not get any business with them.

If he sees a homeless person going by, he offers them water and food that he has brought for himself and engages in conversations with them.  One can see and feel the peace the conversations bring to them. Krishna felt called to go and meet him.  He smiled at Krishna and asked him if he would like to have tea? Pleasantly surprised, he said, “Sure, let’s have some tea” and they both had a lovely time.

Afterwards, Krishna seeing the strange attitude of the cobbler said to himself, “Here is a man who would be struggling to barely make Rs.100 a day, out of which he would spending around Rs.12 to Rs.15 on the food that he brings for the dog and the birds, and the two cups of tea would cost him another Rs.14/-. He hardly must be taking anything home. His heart is so rich, he smiles radiantly and his calm, effortless, abundant state of being is so infectious that he makes so many people smile and laugh.”

Krishna then tells the cobbler “that he is observing him almost everyday and his little acts of kindness makes him humbled and fascinated” The cobbler very politely in a humble voice says to Krishna “Oh! the dog and the birds are just one of us. They too are God’s Own Creation.” Then he further says, “I am not serving, it is He who is making it happen via this person. It would be egoistic to say that I am doing it.”

Krishna folded his hands and bowed to him and requested him to accept some money saying, “It is not I who is giving you this money, it is He who is sending it to you via myself.  Kindly accept it.” We both laugh and he graces Krishna by accepting it.  As Krishna was leaving the cobbler said, “Ask from Him, but then do not just accumulate it, give it away to others with happiness and gratitude, and do it silently.

Krishna was humbled and had no words to say.  The cobbler, who apparently mends shoes, mended his Soul too.  Let’s be Kind to anyone we meet in our lives.

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81 thoughts on “The Cobbler who also mends Souls………

  1. Lovely story.
    I have witnessed this kind of generosity in the streets of Mumbai often. Especially in times of need. For example, during the floods of 2005. People shared whatever little they had to help each other.
    I love this quote:
    “Think of giving not as a duty but a privilege.”
    John D Rockefeller Jr.
    Warm regards.
    Chaya

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  2. Wonderful story … It is most important that we mend our souls… And I feel many have been given a great opportunity to see themselves in all their different styles of foot-ware Lol… As we go about Healing that which we have worn down through the lack of self care…
    Wonderful message dear Kamal…
    Sending Love and Blessings to you and thank you so much for your most gracious welcome back comment ❤

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    1. Thankful for your valuable feedback dear Sue. These stories are eye openers in themselves and speak nothing but the truth. We all have to mend our souls with being faithful to God. Most welcome. Much love and light to you. Happy weekend 😊❤️🙏🏻😊❤️

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  3. Wow!!! Just wow, Kamal! These words …. “I am not serving, it is He who is making it happen via this person. It would be egoistic to say that I am doing it.” …. are exactly how I live my life. When you allow God to flow through you it is the most magnificent feeling! It is truly humbling to know that I am the precious vehicle who God has chosen to smile and heal towards others. This story and my understanding of it, is the way God made ALL of us to live. Powerful story!! Thank you!! xo

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    1. Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your valuable feedback dear Amy. This story of kindness and compassion and letting God do everything was so profound. We must have infinite faith in God. Thanks a lot dear. Lots of love and light 💗💗💗💗💗

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  4. Such a great story Kamal dear friend.. When we give.. We receive more.. We receive happiness and peace..
    Keep shining dear friend 🌹🙏

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  5. This post is quite lovely, Kamal. I loved the image created with the line “they are having a conversation without a word being said. image of “. This is a tender reminder of a life well lived.

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