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Project BMG-The Spirit of Giving Back

Originally posted on https://robertapimental.com

At the onset, I would like to congratulate Roberta Pimental for initiating the Project BMG, which I think is a great platform for “infant bloggers” like me to reach out to a wider audience. I am grateful to her for letting me be a part of it. Thanks a ton Roberta!! 🙂

A down to earth person, simplicity defines me. My mind is a gypsy vagabond which loves to travel and reflect on many things. I pen down thoughts close to my heart.  If my writing connects with you, please do step into my world https://radhikasreflection.wordpress.com ! Would love to hear your thoughts!

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 “If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you will end up not doing nothing for nobody! “ Malcom Bane.

Life is a gift and we are all blessed to be enjoying that gift! Most of us live a happy life, amid loved ones, in the comfort of our homes, without having to worry about our next meal. We are lucky to benefit from the rapid progress, in terms of knowledge, technology and material comforts. But unfortunately, not all in this world are as blessed as we. There are people across the globe who are poverty stricken, living in dismal conditions.

Though, not all of us can be a Mother Teresa or a Florence Nightingale, isn’t it our duty to help the lesser fortunate fellow beings? We all can be that drop which collectively goes on to make a mighty ocean. “If not a star in heaven be a lamp at home “. Many give back to the society by way of monetary help. But giving your time for a cause in which you believe in, is a commendable effort. Volunteering with an organisation or NGO, championing an environmental or conservation issue, feeding the hungry, taking responsibility for the cleanliness drive, all help in realising the dream of better world.

I have been blessed to be born to parents who inculcated in me the value of reaching out and lending a helping hand to the deserving. Am lucky, that I continue to get an absolute support from my husband in this endeavor after marriage too.

I volunteer at a government school where I teach spoken English to the 5th graders. These children come from the underprivileged background. Some of them are eager learners, while others require a lot of effort to be put in. It is a joy to be with them, to help them and converse with them. Their innocent chatter, unending questions, enthusiasm to learn something new, is so encouraging. The exuberant smile I see on their faces, on entering their classroom is priceless!!

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As parents, we have tried to instill the same values in our children. My son is an active participant in many lake cleaning initiatives in our city. My daughter donated all the profit earned by her in a school carnival by buying goodies for the children, from the nearby slum. There is a perennial flow of such small random acts of kindness and being a part of social causes, at home. I believe, it should be  a continuous ongoing process.

Along with educating our children, we also need to sensitize them to be grateful for all they have and follow the spirit of giving back to the society. I salute the many among us, who selflessly devote their time and energy for social causes. I guess, these humanitarians help the world to balance itself, in spite of all the negative elements prevalent. We need more of such benevolent crusaders to spread the spirit of giving.

“No act of kindness however small is ever wasted “(Aesop)

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Reach out to lend a helping hand,

beyond self, beyond boundaries,

Be the reason for a smile

on faces you may never meet,

touching lives infinitely,

discovering the key to happiness!

 

 

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31 comments on “Project BMG-The Spirit of Giving Back

  1. parijat shukla
    August 25, 2016

    Radhikaji thank you so much for this post…Its all about me and my wife have been thinking about for some time but not yet able to implement anything…We want to bring about positive change in the life of atleast a single person (preferably a underprivileged kid) be it through adoption of a girl child or some other means…will share the same in mypost in due course…I love the initiatives you and your family including a child has taken…Lets see if i am able to join similar cause here in Mumbai…

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 25, 2016

      The smiles on the faces of the children on seeing me, says it all. Thanks a lot Parijat for sharing your views. Do take up something, whatever is close to your heart. I am sure you will feel very contented and happy. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Divya
    August 25, 2016

    great initiative taken by you.. ☺

    Liked by 2 people

  3. theonlysup
    August 25, 2016

    educating someone Is the greatest way to support is what I believe . you are doing it . 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 25, 2016

      Providing education is definitely one of the ways to lend support. Each one believes in a cause and helps out and that’s how it should be. Thanks Supreet 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Divya Deepak Rao
    August 25, 2016

    Wow! You’re amazing my dear😊 An inspiration to many:)

    Liked by 2 people

  5. writeshefali
    August 25, 2016

    That’s one great n inspiring intitative from your end Radhika… I have been just thinking on this with not a single step in this direction n you did it… Really awesome…Kudos to you 😊👍

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 26, 2016

      Thanks Shefali. It’s always the right time to start something positive. Do try to take up something. Best wishes 👍

      Liked by 1 person

  6. myheartbeats4ublog
    August 26, 2016

    hey..great, inspiring,,,

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 26, 2016

      Thanks Hari 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • myheartbeats4ublog
        August 26, 2016

        my pleasure radhika, great initiative…am impressed(salutes)

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      • radhikasreflection
        August 26, 2016

        My work is only an iota in comparison to so many other dedicated souls doing amazing work. The idea behind this post is only for people to be more aware that a tiny bit from our end can make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

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      • myheartbeats4ublog
        August 26, 2016

        so true..but, each ‘iota’ counts… most want do something noble, but end up doing nothing owing to a variety of reasons ranging from pure laziness to shallow intentions…cheers

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      • radhikasreflection
        August 26, 2016

        Exactly. If at least one person takes up some social cause after reading my post, I am happy to be the reason for that. Thanks again Hari. Have a good day 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • myheartbeats4ublog
        August 26, 2016

        To you too. Tc

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Sumith Babu
    August 26, 2016

    An amazing inspirational post Radhika. Love reading your posts:)

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Ruchisvegkitchen
    August 26, 2016

    Great initiative taken by u.. I must say you have wonderful blog…

    Liked by 2 people

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