5 WAYS TO SPREAD DIWALI CHEER!
The phrase “lighting up someone’s world” is associated with making someone’s life brighter and happier. In many ways, Diwali, the festival of lights, serves that very purpose. It is time when people of all backgrounds come together to celebrate and spread happiness. We have summed up five things that you can do to spread joy during Diwali:
SHOP LOCAL, SHOP GREEN
There are several of us who would rush to the mall to buy the latest branded clothes and accessories for Diwali. However, this year, let’s try a rather different approach by catering to the smaller businesses and local sellers within your city. Try shopping from a farmer’s market for organic food, look for a tailor that sells handmade kurtas, find a potter who makes organic diyas, the options are endless. You’ll be surprised with what you discover while also striking some amazing bargains! However, a word of caution, do stay away from any crowded areas. Health is wealth.
RECONNECT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Diwali is a time to sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities with those who are near and dear to us. At times, we get overwhelmed by our day-to-day work, studies and exams that we forget to give time to what’s important. Diwali is the perfect time to reconnect with your extended family and acquaintances. Spend an afternoon with your grandparents. Call up an old friend whom you haven’t spoken with in a while. Set up an online chat session with your old classmates. If nothing else, drop a Happy Diwali message to your near and dear ones on Whatsapp. 🙂
WRITE A PERSONALISED LETTER TO A LOVED ONE
Nothing makes one happy than reading a letter specifically written for them. Words can play a huge role in brightening someone’s day. Pull out a pen and paper and let your thoughts flow. Write a heartfelt letter to a family member or a friend. Let them know how much they mean to you and how just like Diwali, they too brighten up your life. We can guarantee that the person on the receiving end will experience a burst of joy after reading your letter.
HAVE A CRACKERLESS DIWALI
While Diwali is a festival of lights, it isn’t necessarily associated with bursting firecrackers. By adopting to not burst crackers, you are bringing joy to the lives of several humans and animals who live around you. Dogs are severely scared of loud noises. Loud noises can also cause stress and hearing loss amongst human beings. Not to forget, it curbs down on the overall pollution in the city as well. Instead, you can light up diyas all around your house and decorate it with various lights and lanterns to keep the spirit of Diwali stronger than ever!
LOOK BEYOND CASTE, CREED AND COMMUNITY
India is a secular nation with people who practice various faiths and beliefs. However, during the time of Diwali, everyone comes together to celebrate it. How can you further this? For starters, you can share savoury Diwali delicacies with your friends and neighbors. Share the triumphant story of Diwali with your friends. Spread the love!
This Diwali, let us celebrate with the intention of giving. Wishing all our readers a joyous and prosperous Diwali!