Thank God, it’s not a day but a week that is allocated to giving, remarked my friend who was particularly not known for her acts of charity.
Does it make a difference? I asked.
Yes, certainly, it does, she stated.
Well, have you been observing the week in its true letter and spirit? I said.
Yes, ofcourse, she asserted.
That’s good, is all that I could say to her.
What have you been giving and to whom have you been giving? I asked a little hesitantly.
Well, a lot of things like clothes, articles and food, she replied promptly.
That’s very magnanimous of you, I said quite in disbelief.
Well, I suppose so. You know I had accumulated a lot of torn saris and dresses over the years, and all sorts of items I had no use for. I also found lot of food I had stacked in the fridge for more than a month and I had to give that away too, she said all in one breath.
So the week of giving really came as a blessing to you. By the way, who were your beneficiaries? Surely they would have been happy, I said.
Her expression was a give away!
n.meera raghavendra rao