Saturday, March 7, 2009

A beautiful Gift






Every Tuesday and Friday I go to the library to work as a volunteer. My volunteering work is a good exercise in mixing with people here and knowing the people of my community. The library is one of the many public libraries that we have in different communities here and it is well attended by the people.During the weekdays you find it full with older and retired guys playing chess with their friends and the women exhibiting their knitting skills. In the evening hours it is packed with school children who come to finish their homework.
Because you often get to see the same faces I have started to develop a bond with them.There are some kids that have yet to discover the magic of reading and I work with them as a story time buddy. And by all means it is great fun. Yesterday the kids in turn narrated their stories to me as a fun gesture on my birthday and it was awesome. There are small gestures in this world that sometimes bring upon you great happiness. Isn't that amazing ? :-)


Little deeds of kindness,

little words of love,
make our earth an Eden,
like the heaven above.


24 comments:

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

ah! happy birthday!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Belated "Happy Birthday"
Yes, a kid is important to exist within each of us. We lost our kid ourselves with passing life. We have to find the kid again & again.
Cheers !

manivannan said...

Hey... belated birthday wishes sneha!

May God bless you in all your endeavors!

It's cheerful to know that you've become a story time buddy for children Congrats! They have given you a wonderful gift :)

Volunteering is a beautiful experience. It's a simple way to know the joy of selflessness , which you're enjoying immensely...I really appreciate that. Keep up good work my friend :)

And the poem was AWESOME!

Where do you live in abroad?

Sneha said...

@ Bikram
Thx.:)
@Hobo
thank u
@Mani
Thx mani for the wishes
I live in Calgary (Canada).:)

Sneha said...

@ mani
The poem is a part of a long poem written by Julia Carney.:)

dreamer said...

Belated "Happy Birthday"

Its said that what you give to the world, the world gives you back in many folds.....you filled some sunshine in others life...and now see how the sun is smiling brightly at you...Keep doing your good work!!

Sneha said...

@ nanika
Thanks dear.:)

अविनाश said...

happy return of d day
God bless ya

Shravan said...

birthday greetings.. live long snehaa

Dhanya said...

Belated Birthday wishes :) Glad to know the kids made it more special for you...

Som said...

a belated happy birthday .. the last few lines were nice.. it made the post more touchy ...

Harshita said...

Wish you a belated happy birthday...

Sorry I missed on it... damn! u cud have shared it with us... Ek raapchik post likhti tumhaarey naam... :)

I knw..sometimes the smallest gestures touch us in brilliant ways.

manivannan said...

That's nice... I wish the same scenario in Indian libraries too!

And thanks for introducing me a poet. I wish to read her poems, soon :)

Take care!

Off the cuff said...

Wish you a happy b'day...

Sneha said...

@ Avinash
Thank u
@ shravan
Thx
@ dhanya
Thx dear.:)

Sneha said...

@ Som
Thx

Sneha said...

@ Dearest Harshita
I am A typical pisecen who take time to open up.
aapka itna bolna hee behot hai sweety.:)
Thx for the wishes.:)
keep smiling.:)

Sneha said...

@ rahul
Thanks.
I miss your travel post. Hope we start seeing then soon.:)

Arv said...

Belated Birthday Wishes da...

That was a lovely gesture by them and am sure it would be a memorable day in your life...

Wishing you many more such moments... take care.. cheers...

Kartz said...

William Canton noted thus - Of all God's creations, children are the most beautiful. Your post reminded me of that...

Belated greetings on your birth anniversary, Sneha.

I wish you well in your enterprise.

Peace. Blessed be.

sawan said...

belated wishes sneha. Happy Birthday. You and I are indeed lucky to be part of this beautiful place called world :)

Sneha said...

@Arv,Kaartz and Sawan
Thank u so much.:)

Aevi said...

kids with any gesture can bring smile on ones face as far as they r not crying :)

wish u very very happy bday and great yr ahead

Sneha said...

Thank u Abinav.:)