In the times when Diwali is not announced by relatives but by e-commerce sales 😛 and more than advertisements wishing Diwali we have those asking us to not burst crackers. Both the meaning and the essence of the festival has drastically changed over years. What must not change is the joy that it brings and the very purpose of this beautiful festival. We present you 8 things you must do this Diwali to bring smiles to the faces of people around you.
1. Say thanks to those who matter in your lives. Your helps, friends, neighbors, relatives….
2. Visit someone whom you failed to see for a long time. You might not even bother, but they would have missed you so much that one hour with them will make you see the brightest light in their eyes.
3. Call your maid’s / help’s family to dinner at your house. And you will win all their love and gratitude. Their smiles and happiness will make your day.
4. Visit an orphanage with some good books for the children. Get to know those kids, realize how fortunate you’ve been, and ask them what they need the most.
5. Pledge to teach the kids who never went to school in your locality for an hour everyday. Start on Diwali day by offering them sweets and making them your friends.
6. Go to a earthen pot maker’s or a handicraft shop, buy only their diyas and crafts. Look for a list of things you could replace in your house by buying from them.
7. On Diwali night do not use any electrical appliance, switch off your lights and celebrate and pray in the sweet light of diyas and candles. May be have a rare diya light dinner with your family.
8. Instead of bursting crackers and the letting earth choke, burst your egos.
Our happiness and smile should not cost everyone so much such that Diwali night many fear coming out of their homes and others who do, regret. Let’s make sure, Diwali is happy not just for us but for everyone.