Last month I decided to spend my birthday on a different note. I remember, every year the day would pass by just as usual, may be we would cut a cake and dine out, that’s it. This year, something clicked. We decided to do something different.
And here is what we did. Husband and I cooked a meal for the shelter home near to our place. Somehow, the feeling was good. I don’t know why but it felt like an achievement. We thought of continuing it every month, and therefore this August, I cooked Curry and Jeera Rice (Rice with Cumin seeds) for around ten people. As the sun went down, I was done with my cooking, and we moved towards the shelter home with three big packets of food. On our way, I was kinda confused.
Husband: Hey, we have bought some food for the people living here. It’s fresh and hot.
‘Oh! This is so wonderful! I have been craving to eat something good to fill my stomach since morning. And the smell it has is irresistible! Thank you for this feast. God bless you!’, and she continued showering her blessings till the time we weren’t away from her eyes.
While I and my husband walked back towards our home, I was kinda smiling. Her wishes echoed in my ears. Not sure if they were meant to be true, not sure if she wished us wholeheartedly , but here is the thing: I had prepared the meal with my heart and soul, and the happiness in her eyes gave me the satisfaction that I had added one more good deed to my bank account.
While I always believed that happiness had forgotten my address, it had found it’s way back in an unexpected surprising form: By giving it to others.
If you too think that happiness is a misaddressed emotion, here is something you can do to today to make your day count: Feed someone.
Bring happiness to your home today.
Put it in your little heart, in your precious smile and in your everlasting memory. While most of the times these acts sounds superficial to us, it’s because we don’t appreciate ourselves for our small yet genuine acts. Before posting it on Facebook or any other social media, take a moment to pat your back. Before waiting for getting approval from the online community, zoom in and be your best friend. Give yourself a hi-five! Be in love with the idea of being a Santa for someone, but at the end of the day remember to hug that Santa for what he has done.