Thursday, May 04, 2006

Giving brings Happiness

Until now, I have never felt happy about giving anything coz when I give, it will ususally be something I cherish and I part with it... My dad always says, "Giving brings more happiness" but I always refuse to even give it a thought. Does it even make sense.. giving.. and bring happiness? definitely not. How can you be happy if u part with something that u cherish or buy something that u think.. I repeat think will make another person happy.Even if it is not something that is mine, nothing really gave me pleasure coz when I bought a gift, I'd buy something that none of us had and that would make me more unhappy..

But, recently, I gave a gift to a very close friend of mine. The happiness on his face when he got it, well .. I have no words to explain that. I felt happy too.. I felt like I had touched somebody's heart for the first time. Then i understood what Appa meant by, "Giving brings more happiness"

But there is just one thing I noted. It is not what you give that matters, it is the feeling with which you give it that matters. This time I wanted to give this present to him and boy, I have never been happier in my life about giving gifts to people. I guess I have grown up..... ;)

8 comments:

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

There is a always a starting point to things :)

gils said...

wow..watta timing..just my thots...was thinking of posting smethng on similar lines :)..me 2 feel eggjactly the same way..alteast...use to feel tht way...but someone came in my life and changed my entire outlook on giving...

Arvind said...

ahem ;)

sanchapanzo said...

yeah.. your father is right.. people might think that the giver is a sucker, but people's views can be thrown to the garbage can.. cause one will feel like god.. while giving something voluntarily

Vidya said...

@Vijay - ya true...Long time no see on my blog... will drop by your blog too.. was a little busy oflate so havent been around much..

@gils - a person??? nice :) Well for me I dont know if a person changed my outlook but i think it just happened

@Arvind - Vicks maatirai sapidunga kitchi kitcha pokumga !!! (he he)

@Sanchapanzo - hmm... when somebody tell u u dont want to take it.. But when u experience it u realize.. and that I think is a better way of understanding things rather than blindly following.. coz when u blindly follow.. u will at no point understand the true value of the thing u r doing.....and ya I agree with u giving must be voluntary.....

Shiv Shankar said...

You sure have grown up !! Gifting is great and whats as great as gifting is , words of support , care and affection that you offer to your friends when they are in distress .

Arvind said...

kitchi kitchi - ooooooho - hee hee :-D

gils said...

u can learn frm mistakes...not necessarily the only learnig option and not tht u shd make all the mistakes :D...nalalthu yaar sonalum ketuka vendi thaan..enna solrel