What is that little thing which makes you happy and joyful?? Is it all the materialistic things like a new Cell, Camera, a Car etc.. May be they make you happy... but these are just momentary!! The real joy I feel ... is the joy of giving. They say God gave you two hands, one to take and the other to give whatever you feel is excess to you. May be it is something which cannot be learnt and just comes from within.
This one incident I remember , when I was going back home from office. I reached near CST, I was attracted by the savor from nearby Vada Pao Center. I grabbed a Vada Pao and was about to leave to catch a local. Just about then a handicapped young man, stood in front of me and pleaded, "10 rupae de do saab , do din se khana nai khaya". I was a little hesitant to give money to this man ,because I wasn’t sure whether he will buy food or just waste it in some nuisance. For a moment I thought may be I should buy him something to eat, but then I gave 10 Rs and said "Khana hi khana". He took the 10 Rs, went to the stall bought a Vada Pao with that 10 Rs. He looked at me and smiled. His smile was reflecting as if "Look I haven’t wasted the money you gave and thank you for this".
This incident made me very happy, the joy of giving really can’t be expressed in words, it’s something to feel. Of course, only giving money to the needy, isn’t the only way. It’s about kindness, helpfulness, selflessness, service... Education for example is one little gift that you can give to someone which can transform his life.
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Mother Teresa once quoted "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work”. The question isn’t how much you give, its about how much love you put into giving!..
This video I came across on YouTube, made me cry and inspired me at the same time. A chef-turned-social worker Narayanan Krishnan works for the most amazing social cause after quitting his job at Taj Hotel. Hope this video inspires you too!