a birthday worth celebrating !

I celebrated my first birthday away from my parents n Kerala. I was about to have a normal day at home, not knowing much about the current place Bangalore. But, I cudnt.. because my 28 years questioned my situation.On my birthdays, I used to have a drive in my car with a share from my purse and I used to buy food, good food ! I kept them in my backseat and I never returned with them. A temple ground , bus stand or Kottayam railway station was enough to distribute them. And then I return home with a smile, the smile my parents always love !  I never used to have a great bank account or a filled pocket, even when I was super busy in my career! Especially in December, I will be struggling for anything that is costly 🙂  Thanks to my profession and parents, I have been living like a princess and now to my partner, for keeping me just the same !

filling the balloon with love !

So on my birthday, I bluntly asked him.. ”can you take me to an old age home?”.

Google gave us many ( ahh.. we have created many )!

smiles from the heart :)

smiles from the heart 🙂

When I stepped inside that building, I expected sad ,lonely faces. A small girl was playing in the hall area, in skirt and blouse with a woolen sweater on. Looking at me, she smiled and wished us ‘sai ram’. Founder Shashi mam welcomed us with a warm smile. In her office, I met a teenage girl Shilpa, together they explained about Sri Sai Krupa Charitable Trust.

love !

love !

The day went fast, I met all the inmates, talked to them, all of them blessed me.

I have been visiting the similar kind of places back in Kerala, they all somehow reminded me about the struggles and unfortunate lives around. Here I saw people from different states, who speak different languages. A boy named John who speaks Tamil, was taking care of many things from arranging chairs to cleaning hands of his younger sisters. I was shocked to see his helping mentality and kindness towards others. My eyes were filled when he served me a piece of cake, came back again and again if I would like to have more. When he was having lunch,I asked him to have more, he did, but only after finishing the whole food in his plate. He knows the value.. he has been taught like that.

everyone here looked happier n brighter.. they just need little support n love :)

everyone here looked happier n brighter.. they just need little support n love 🙂

I could meet only the new admission kids, rest of them were having their day at school. I saw them returning home as a group, cleaning their feet and then getting inside with lot of smiles and energy. For them, its a regular day, with routines. They learn arts, they practice yoga everyday.. they go through Bhagavad Gita and yes, they live a disciplined life.

i ddnt miss my achan's regular chocolate cake this time,they kept me happy n content :)

i ddnt miss my achan’s regular chocolate cake this time,they kept me happy n content 🙂

About the old folks there, none of them are perfectly healthy, some are bedridden, some blind, some paralyzed.. but each one of them has a smile.

Founder of the trust, Mrs. Shashi mam , their amma !

Founder of the trust, Mrs. Shashi mam , their amma !

i want to see them , celebrating their bdays n helping their brothers n sisters in future!

i want to see them , celebrating their bdays n helping their brothers n sisters in future!

I only had one thing in my mind, unanswered, I even asked Shashi mam.. that how are they able to keep this house, without having a great bank balance or support.. they dnt get help from NGO’s , they dnt have wealthy sponsors coming in, its just their household money which is not that much ! She smiled.. and in reply ..

”You can see, I have 25 kids and I have so many elders to take care of, sometimes we do get worried, perplexed about the expenses on food ,medicines etc.. but then suddenly one day, a lady or gentleman like you comes in, spends time with us, celebrates and share love, then we get recharged, we just feel fine and we move ahead with our mission.”

smiles stronger than mine.. minds prettier than mine !

smiles stronger than mine.. minds prettier than mine !

She shook me with that moment! She did not ask me donation or help. But, she earned a human being, who will return with more 🙂 even the smiles or the money she gets in future 🙂

Almighty gives us moments where we feel full without having a morsel.. :)

Almighty gives us moments where we feel full without having a morsel.. 🙂

A day worth living.

when u talk to them you will know, not how lucky we are, but how incomplete we are ..

when u talk to them you will know, not how lucky we are, but how incomplete we are ..

happy birthday to a happier me !! 🙂

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11 Comments on “a birthday worth celebrating !

  1. Nice of you Kavitha. You are different than normal celebrity. Its a motivation for others. By the way, can you also translate your blogs to english?

    • Thanks for writing Manasa 🙂 as of now I scribble in Malayalam only. My life.. experience and creativity is in this language. Someday,if I become better I shall write it in two languages 🙂

      Regards !

  2. Wonderful….i really appreciate u.hope this will encourage others 💐

  3. It is nice to share your moments and poems with us i really like it!😊

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