There is nothing like Diwali that defines pure fulfillment of fun, joy, pleasure, happiness, craziness and bliss, and the best of the forms of human expressions and emotions, when you know it is going to be with family, it knows no limits and the celebrations know no levels, it is all about sinking in the moments and taking away the best of memories for the hole year along.
Like all the Indians, I am no exception, and there have been so many memories that have been personally associated with the Diwali celebrations, each year has the creation of new stories to be mesmerized life-long.
When one has been away from home, it turns out to be the perfect icing on the cake, for all the special attention one receives and I have experienced it so well over time and again. The surprises and gifts waiting to be revealed have their own thrill associated with it, and who does not love surprises? Well, I don’t know much about you, I would love it from you even!
Another great thing about Diwali is the unlimited food stuff that keeps getting prepared in the kitchens and the delicacies that keep coming home one after the other after all those gift-exchanging mechanisms is a pure delight. And when one gets special treatment, the enthusiasm is multiplied manifold and leads to ultimate bliss.
Diwali celebrations are getting more meaningful with more extended celebrations with family and friends. Getting the gifts ready, exchanging them, and meeting people almost after a year with lots of chit -chats, laughter and fun to be shared.
The idea of celebrations fills the home with lots of excitement and enthusiasm, and all efforts and ideas go into practice that have been nurtured and built throughout the year for the Diwali celebrations.
The best greetings that I go on to exchange are the quick smiles and wishes with so many people in my neighbourhood, on the calls, and to the people I meet throughout the day.
This Diwali, I have planned to visit Orphanage and take gifts for the children along with sweets and chocolates and spend time with them, listen and share laughter, spread smiles and make them happy for the day. The difficulty I face there is to hold back tears for certain reasons, not that I am too weak with emotions. I know I will visit, promise.
The evening is going to be filled with so many activities planned with the family. The lightening of diyas followed by Lakshmi pujan, following the methods and measures set by my late grandfather, then sitting for dinner and talks that would continue till morning, may be.
I wish this Diwali to be a great and memorable one for everyone, that it brings multiple joys and happiness.
I hope everyone has a very happy #GharWaliDiwali or #WithoutGharWaliDiwali (for friends n members who are away).
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Happy Diwali Everyone. Have a great time.