A thank you call that forced me to thinkâ€¦â€¦.
Have I really helped them enough?
Is that all I can do for them?
Could I have done something better?
Actually, I was extremely happy that our school allowed the teachersÂ of a special school â€œSPECIAL FRIENDSâ€, to put some stalls in order to raise some funds for their school. Â Only if I knew then, that this might not be enough to meet their school requirementsâ€¦..
I went and asked, â€œHow is it going? I am sorry; you might not get very positive response”. â€œWe are very happy with the help maaâ€™m. Â Already sold products costing Rs 2000â€. She answered.
She had the smile of a WINNER!!! Puzzled meâ€¦. I was getting late for home, so bought some candles and handmade crafts, thanked them, offered my help for any future needs and then left.
On my way back home, I was only thinking about them. How can Rs. 2000 sale make someone so happy? I came back home, got busy with the usual household work and then just forgot.
And, then I got this phone callâ€¦. It was a Thank You call from the Principal of that school. (to give you the context, I visit this school quite often so requested my principal to allow them to set up these stalls.)
â€œA big thanks to you maaâ€™m. You have no idea how grateful we are to youâ€. She said. I thanked her back and then disconnected my call.
What, really made me think was â€¦â€¦If my small help could turn out to be a huge help (at least that’s what she told me.), then how much better it would be when my words would reach out to you all?
Also, many times, we spend unnecessarilyâ€¦ on not so important thingsâ€¦on our pizzasâ€¦.on our branded clothesâ€¦..on our vacationsâ€¦.Even after knowing our spending habits, we continue doing the same. We are quite regular on such things. Isnâ€™t it??
Then, why arenâ€™t we regular on this??
Why do we set a deadline ? I have heard people saying, I have done my part of good deed for this month so now next month .Â Why do we wait for some special occasion (birthday, anniversary)?
Please remember!! Our small contribution (cash or kind or our time), canÂ encourage themÂ to LIVE LIFE no matter whatever the situation is…..
And if we are little selfish to think about us!!! how would we benefit from this??? Then, let me share my personal experience, It makes me feel so worthy, each time I go to their school and when they call me â€œakkaâ€ and bombard me with their endless talks and stories (I hardly understand a word as they speak Telugu, but it makes me feel WANTED) 🙂 🙂
Yet! Â I realized it was not enough.
So, I decided to join my hands with you all in helping such people more often now. Â I am sure, next time you eat your favorite Pizza, you would be remember these special people and would take some initiative to help.
Lastly, the objective here is to spread awareness so keep sharing your good deeds with your friends to motivate them enough.
There is a famous saying “doing acts of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”. Well!!! I think a little differently!! I would say GO!! Go and tell your friendsÂ that you brought SMILE on someone face. That! you helped a needy today!!
Please contact @ the below mentioned no.s in case you want to offer any help to the school:
Mrs Swathi Â (Principal/Owner): 8790103823
Mrs Sunitha : 9948734593
â€œSpecial Friendsâ€ (A school for special children)