I had no idea that I’ll be blogging about this to night, sitting on top of my home in this cool breeze. Actually, I dint want to blog about this quite intentionally and I had a reason for that, which I’ll explain shortly.
I had no idea of how to celebrate my birthday, in my childhood. For me it was special prayers and a visit to temple, for many years.
It was in my masters degree(MCA) that my friends started it and I continued it for my friends. I love them. I love them all. They are special to me.
We spent a lot on parties and sometimes it would take at least 1 or 2 days to come out of the hangover :p
It was fun and a sweet memory in all our hearts, to carry forward..especially the things we talked and did in the party and it’s not just about the ffOOd.
I finished my masters degree last year and continued with my usual works, not much changes in my life in terms of lifestyle, locality and work.
But it isn’t same for my friends. They had to move to other places get job or to get some special coaching. So the party hangover was all over!
All these years while we had party, I would tell everyone that we shall celebrate next time in any ashrams. We could donate the helpless and could make life more meaningful. Everyone was supportive and were ready to contribute.
But it never really happened 🙁
Because we just talked. We just thought.
There is lot of difference between thinking and doing.
It was something like: As thinking is like half doing, I’ll be thinking twice :p
We never acted upon it.
Today is my birthday again..and I dint want to live in the planning phase any more.
So made firm decision and took action.
Now suddenly everyone is charged. Self motivated and ready to serve and make a difference.
At least, why now and not until now?
I could find the answer to this question on this day of my 25th birthday!
It is because, people need to taste it at least once.
Today we could feel the difference between sitting in a cool comfortable place, talking random stuffs, passing time(as if we live forever) and to be in a place where we realize we can help too. We distributed food and fruits to hundreds( 180 to be precise ) of children with our own hands. We are blessed enough and we should do whatever we can do and beyond what we could do, if we did not have the goal to serve. yes its possible.
We have decided to continue with this activity, even more actively and to help more and more people in coming days.
It need not be birthdays. We never knew we are so blessed until we saw the world of physically disabled and mentally disordered: those are just worldly name to them, which many of them have proved wrong.
When I decided to get out and contribute, I thought not to blog or Facebook about this as I’m doing it for my own satisfaction. But later on learnt that, there is a message. And I must communicate it to the world.
“There are people who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
– Khalil Gibran
“At the end of life, what really matters is
not what we bought, but what we built;
not what we got, but what we shared;
not our competence, but our character;
not our success, but our significance;
Live a life that matters. Live a life of Love..”
“It’s not what WE get. But who we become, what we contribute..that gives meaning to our lives.”
– Ton Robbins
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
—— Mother Teresa
Ask And You Shall Be Given.
Give And You Shall Deserve.
– Satish ( your’s truly 😉 )
“If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.”
– Mother Teresa.