My dad Kishore V Sonpal, was just short of 82, when he breathed his last on June 12, 2020, 01:24am. He built the habit of maintaining a diary right from his late twenties, when he took up his first job with Indian Railways, way back in 1964. His writings have stood the test of time. They are as relevant today, as they were, when he penned them down. I am sharing third of these diary entries. Just like me, hope you will also find subtle meaning in his writings.

Here is the fifth share. 

Sunday musings with dad 2


Transcript of the Image:

13 Invisible Acts of Power:

  1. Hold a door open
  2. Smile
  3. Offer a Kind word of encouragement
  4. Give a compliment
  5. Listen without interruption
  6. Make a call when your intuition tells you to
  7. Offer a prayer for a homeless person
  8. Pray – period
  9. Forgive others and yourself.
  10. Prepare a meal for a friend.
  11. Refrain from judging another person harshly
  12. Remember that life is full of miracle and have faith that every difficult situation can change with a blink of the eye.
  13. Remember the truth that there is no such thing as a small and insignificant 

I am sure all of us would have known some of these points and most of you would actually be practicing all of these any way. The fact that they all feature in one simple list titled “acts of power” what impressed me about this note. Imagine one feeling power as we held open a door for someone, not the one who walks through it.