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Happy Diwali - Make at least one person in need also happy

Diwali, for me in childhood, meant new clothes, sweets, lights, sweets, decorations, sweets, and sweets and sweets. See it has lots of sweets. Besides all these, I remember one more thing that I used to feel excited about on the day of Diwali was wishing everyone. Yes, I used to wish everyone taken from neighbours to relatives, our maid to garden-keeper and from postman to milkman. Now I would certainly call it idiotic if I find someone wishing everyone in a complete rush of being first to wish. 
As I used to wake up the festival morning, I was in a kind of rush to search everyone at home and wish them passionately. With time, I found myself restricted to wishing only those who used to wish me first along with those coming at our place with a pack of sweets. And in some more years, I started feeling if merely saying happy Diwali to everyone was going to make their festival happy? I realized there was a doubt.

I took my query to others in my family and all of them found this a worth pondering thought. We then started making Diwali happy in a better way. In this way we used to do one or more of the following things instead of merely wishing happy Diwali to everyone around us:
·         Donate something this Diwali: Charity is always a blessing for doer as well as for the beneficiaries of this noble deed. We can donate new or old clothes, money or other useful things to the needy on Diwali. This really brings the most fortunate smile on someone's face at the same time helping you fill your destiny with loads of blessings.

·         Gift things to the poor too: Most of us follow the trend of gifting our relatives and neighbors on Diwali. The items usually gifted are sweets and dry fruits in expensive packing bought at inflated prices. I really like the trend of giving and receiving gifts but the eternal contentment of distributing sweets among the poor does not stand near to any other way of Diwali gifting. Distributing sweets among children in an orphanage is just of these noble ways of Diwali gifting which all of should consider at least once in our lifetime.

·         Resorting to options better than bursting crackers: We had stopped buying or bursting crackers since when we got to know the numerous harms this causes. Air pollution, noise pollution and burn injuries are enough reasons to say no to expensive crackers. Instead, we can make decorations with flowers of exotic smell at our house which remains for more than a day and pleases the senses of everyone in the house. We can also save the money spend on buying crackers and use it for charity purpose.

Be it any festival or any occasion, serving humans in need is always better than serving idols of God. So when you offer your soulful prayers to Goddess Laxmi this Diwali make at least one person in need also happy. This in real sense makes a Diwali a Happy Diwali!


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