A different feeling

We had a social gathering, a very small one for that matter including only close friends and family. Our family likes to keep everything extra so in the prospect of keeping a little extra we had ‘a little more than necessary extra.’ Well, I am talking about food.

Our religious beliefs and our moral values both tell us not to waste any of it which made the duty of us four cousins to do something useful with that. We had not time to clear everything and tidy up and the only option was ‘sharing’ and ‘distributing’.

Needless to say it is easy in our surrounding to find the needy and the poor. We went to a nearby temple outside which we found a family of five who could surely use our food. We unbundled the food packets and gave it to them, the box of sweets being a little more than they expected. Their eyes almost questioned, “All of it? Just for us?” and we were all exuberant just do the small deed. There was a lot for them and yet they promised that they’d share it with all of their other mates.

It was a different feeling altogether, which I will not be able to express with the limits of my vocabulary. I might have over the years helped someone in need with some money, or some old clothes or even food but I had never felt this. Never had I seen people with such feeling in their hearts and never had I seen someone in need considering the help so worthy. I have never been in favour of giving money randomly because I am never able to trust where the money is going? What would be bought with that? Was the need real or made up? But this help was exceptional.

This deed despite being so petty made me feel something which I hadn’t in a long time, or I don’t even know if I ever have.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

13 thoughts on “A different feeling

  1. Absolutely true. ..giving whatever is possible is the best way. …it doesn’t have to be money all the times. …a little comfort shared by everyone can make this world a much better place to live. ..

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    1. Thank you so much.
      An it is sometimes too troublesome to think so much, we never know who really needs help and who is just trying to fool you, and in this sometimes we end up helping who might still do without your ‘help’ and not helping someone who really deserves it.

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  2. If I give and it is mis-ued, they will answer for that action, not me and I like to think more people are good than bad and even if they do mis-use – then maybe one day they will regret it and pay of back ten times to the next person – you just never know what change kindness can bring about 🙂

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    1. Well said dear.
      I am so glad that there are people who still want to trust on others and still believes that the other person is good and if still he is misusing us then he will pay for it ten times. I am honestly too glad, but I don’t know why I can’t bring myself to ever trust so much.

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