So we donned our reddest reds, and wore Santa hats with pride as we moved to the streets to spread some cheer. Yes, we were met with huge crowds and a lot of not-so-well behaved people but we also met some little ones who smiled, clapped, thanked and wished us Merry Christmas in the sweetest way possible.
The joy of giving is a real thing. And the smiles you bring to the faces of the less privileged will stay with you forever. I say this through personal experience. I’ve been involved with social work for sometime now having been part of a youth social group pup called Rotaract Club of Mumbai downtown. But this Christmas my friends and I decided to go solo, and on our own volition bring a smile to some faces. In short, play the Santa game with the less privileged and spread the cheer to make it a true celebration.
We didn’t go around giving them gift hampers or fancy chocolates. They were just little choco pies and some toffees but with lots of love and a big smile, and hope that their future could be as bright as ours.
They gleefully accepted, ate and appreciated. Their faces were full of happiness and our hearts of satisfaction on spending our Christmas in the best way we could have.
By the end of the evening we still had some chocolates with us, so we decided to walk around Gateway of India offering these sweets to every passerby be it the common man, a street vendor, drivers, watchmen or policemen.
Shocked at first, people happily accepted and joyfully wished us, Merry Christmas! Such a great feeling. Truly, so for the new year we pledge to do our part, in whichever way we can. Hope you do the same. Have a happy, happy new year and spread the cheer!