In the pursuit of happiness, we always try to do things which make us happy. We are always making conscious efforts to grow and achieve success.
Do you find the contentment at the end of the day, even after much struggle?
Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson
My mother told me that Life is not always about pleasing yourself. True Happiness lies in the Joy of Giving. If you can bring a smile to one child’s face, light up one house, feed one hungry soul or clothe one naked body, the happiness that you will feel will be unparalleled by anything else.
I guess this must be the premise of the “JOY OF GIVING” week or “ DAAN UTSAV” which is celebrated in India from October 2nd to October 8th. Please read more details about this here.
With the concept gaining popularity to spread Happiness all around, many celebrities are also coming forward to inspire people. Sachin Tendulkar, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and many others have been promoting the Joy Of Giving through digital mediums.
This reminds me that as children, we used to clean our rooms before Diwali and things which we shall be not be using were given away to those we are in need. When I heard about this campaign, it reminds me of the joy which I experience on seeing the smile on the faces of those underprivileged children.
The joy of giving week may be for a few days, but the happiness lasts forever.
This Festive Season, let’s experience the joy of giving. Start the celebrations by offering a hand to someone who needs it, giving away the things we don’t use to those who don’t have much or just sending a message to a distant friend/relative.
“Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug.It’s these simple acts that matter most because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition.”
A loud shout to all the social media lovers,
You can share or spread the movement amongst your friend by Sporting a ‘Happy Dot’, taking a selfie and posting it on social media is the new trend to engage more and more people to celebrate #DaanUtsav.
A #HappyDot is a celebration of the joy that comes with giving without expecting anything in return. Like the black ink mark on your finger that means you are a responsible citizen, a ‘Happy Dot’ is symbolic of experiencing ‘giving’ in any form, however small or big.
There are four simple steps to take a #HappyDot selfie -
- Do an act of giving during #DaanUtsav week from 2-8 October.
- Put a Happy Dot sticker on your cheek/finger/hand. Alternatively, you could also draw the Happy Dot with simple marker pen.
- Take a selfie.
- Share it on social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, WhatsApp etc with the hashtags #DaanUtsav, #HappyDot etc, with one line on the act of giving that you did.
Have you shared the #JoyOfGiving yet??