The Joy of Giving: You Get Much More In Return What U Actually Give
I always make it a point to give something to people around me whatever
in my capacity in any time, particularly at the time of Diwali though. It’s Not
exactly Giving but for sharing joy and happiness. Moreover in my grown up years
I have been taught that we must share things if we do have ability to afford.
My father used to say that there is nothing like Charity because; because charity is
just a “Social Responsibility”. The way an elder or more resourced brother
shares/helps his siblings, the same way, it’s our social deliverable. After all siblings don’t do charity while helping each other.
This year, just before few days of Diwali, I was walking down the lanes
where diyas, rongolis and other decorative materials were on spread by small
vendors. I buy my Diwali stuffs from them. Since few months I have developed
photography as a hobby. So I was taking
That day I was at a pavement where few ladies were selling Diyas. I was
taking picture when I saw a little girl was posing herself again and again
before my cell phone. She was really amusing. To make her happier, I brought a Cadbury
celebration pack from a nearby chemist shop and gave it to her. One should
have seen her ecstasy. Beautiful!!! I
wanted to take her picture but soon her curve disappeared as her brothers came
and took it from her. I thought; let me take the picture of the trio. But she
didn’t show me a happy face.
I understood. That’s what childhood is, isn’t it? I brought another Cadbury Celebration Pack for
her. She was apprehensive initially and didn’t pose with her brothers (Did she think,
they will take it again?). Only when she was convinced that no one was going to
take it from her, she was elated once again. Her mother said her “Titili, Thank
U Bolo”. But she said me Bye Bye with her toothy smile. I wanted to record her smile
but till then few people had started looking at us. I felt bit self conscious and
took pics whatever was possible and swiftly walk away from that place.
But her Toothy smile and Totli jawan saying bye bye still rings in my ear.
Every time it brings a big smile on my face as I remember it. I love chocolates, no doubt, but had I eaten up
those two Celebration packs by myself, I swear I wouldn’t have been as happy as
I am now.
Truly, the Joy of Giving is beyond any comprehensible unity; because it returns
us with an exponential form of what we actually give along with the abundance of
happiness and a sense of being Human.