July 8

At Least Say a Nice Word

The great saintly poet, Subramuniya Bharati, once said, “Come on, all you people. Let us build a temple. All those who have plenty of money, bring heaps of dollars. Heaps of gold. Those who have little money, bring pennies. And those who do not even have pennies, at least say a nice word.” Not everyone can afford to give hundreds and thousands of dollars. If you cannot give even a penny, don’t sit there and say something negative, “Ah, it’s all nonsense.” Even by not saying anything negative, you can contribute to something.

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