Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gift a Smile

How much does that magical,beautiful and "to die for "smile across the lips of your loved one mean to you?Well my friends it is not an easy task to gift a smile 'without a gift' especially when the festive season has set in and each person around you is looking at you with  yearning eyes .Right from the most meagerly paid servant at home to the most well paid Boss......everyone is expecting a gift !!!There seems to be nothing wrong with this idea till the time we understand that it is the gesture that matters more than the moolah , but the problem arises when we turn this process into a 'pocket hole creator' which gives you neither pleasure nor a recognotion, and eventually this frustration turns the whole process of linking gifts with gestures into a meaningless, gestureless game of 'passing the parcel'.
Why then and what for are we blowing out those hard earned rupees ? To get social acceptance? , to show off  our status?, because it is a fad? or maybe a mandatory annual part of existence?
The reason maybe unique for each one but the reality remains that eventually we are not happy giving presents to people because it gives neither of the parties the much needed vitamin:smile.
Yes friends, very candidly I am proclaiming that this festive season I am resolute on gifting smiles to people by giving stuff to those  who really need it .When on one hand we are more than excited in collecting gifts for family and friends on the other ,we are equally worked up in shopping for the needy and the deprived .I know there are numerous people more needy than the ones around but we are adding to our 'blessings' kitty' by gifting  all those people and their famies who strive to give us a comfortable living .
With every gift that they receive from me, I quietly add a smile and a blessing to my account that makes my life beautiful and perhaps more illuminated this Diwali


  1. Really a touching one... beautifully described.... and happy Diwali in advance mam :)

  2. The ultimate reality of Diwali..
    Thought difficult to put into words. But u did it... Gr8 job....

  3. Truly said...this is the harsh reality of this beautiful festival...GIFTING...yes this is a mere show off keep on passing gifts ...the task seems all the more herculean when you are trying to strike a balance between your personal n professional like...squeezing on your own little expenses n blowing off your pockets for others n many a times those people who mean nothing to you... This occasion is many a times also apt for obliging people and bribing them at times... not only does this add to the unnecessary traffic on roads but to your own frustration due to exhaustion ...Is this the essence of diwali...Its high time to change our thought process n look out for better means to celebrate the festival of lights with more happiness n fervor ....

  4. The thoughts are as amazing as u mam......while reading the seemed that u r speaking in front of me as u did in our lectures.......missing them n u a lot.......waiting for more of ur intellectual blogs.....