The Festival Of Lights
Diwali is round the corner!
One of the biggest and grandest festivals celebrated in India, there is something endearing about Diwali which every Indian, irrespective of belief,religion and creed, connects to.
Being a christian, I have never celebrated Diwali the way others do (incessant bursting of crackers, puja at home...) but I still find myself waiting for the festival of lights, year after year, with as much excitement and fervour as my friends do.
A spring in everyone's step, a smile on their faces, houses decked up with lights, people decked up in finery, the slight nip in the autumn air intermingled with the pungent smell of crackers and the sweet fragnance of incense and not to mention the best yummiest tastiest most delicious food. What's not to like?
But for me, Diwali is more than just dressing up in your finest attire or planning grand parties. For me Diwali is a yearly reminder to forgive your worries and enjoy life. To give, and receive.
For, the festival of lights is not only about diyas lanterns fairy lights or lit-up skies; Diwali is about lighting up faces with happiness,with excitement and the sheer joy of receiving. For us, the satisfaction and pure joy of giving will be unparalleled, which no amount of compliments or expensive gifts can give.
For it is in giving that we receive. - St. Francis of Assisi
So this festive season, don't limit the festivities to the confines of your family and friends, but make that extra effort to bring smiles on the faces of ones who are not so privileged.
Wishing everyone a truly joyous,fantastic and happy Diwali!
Soak in the festive spirit!