Be Happy Make Others' Happy
Be Happy Make Others' Happy
Sharda was all smiles as she welcomed her friends. She was hosting lunch for her friends. They were one happy group of people. As they seated themselves they started their conversation. They all stayed in the same apartment. The six families occupied all the flats. So during this pandemic, they decided to meet every day. To pass the time. Today was Sharada's turn.
Every day one of them became the host either for lunch or dinner.Their husbands were in their flats attending to their work. While the children were busy on their laptops. Sharada told the gathering You know we should help out at this time of crisis. They all started planning on ways to help the poor people in their colony. There is one way we can do this, we will call the watchman of the apartment and ask him whether he can help. Money was not a problem for these families. Sharada phoned the watchman his name Swamy his wife's name Seema. They were a very positive and happy couple. Both of them were always smiling they were the backbone of these flat owners. Swamy picked up the phone. Sharada asked can you come up to my flat. Yes, ma'am, he said. They waited for him. Swamy and his wife came up. Sharada and the others told him about their plan to feed some poor people. Swamy smiled and said, Good, Madam I know a migrants colony a little distance from here I think we can feed those poor people he said. I will talk to their leader. I know him. Do it now Sharada said and ask him about the procedure. One thing Swamy said we will not cook the food and serve instead we will just buy the groceries and hand it over.
They all looked at one another and agreed it was a good suggestion There are about a hundred people in that colony Swamy said. Swamy then phoned their leader. He spoke to their leader and told him about the idea of his flat owners to provide groceries to the migrants. The leader then said something. Swamy heard him out. All right he said I will wait for your phone call. Swamy then smiled at them and said the leader said it is Ok But he has to ask the migrants whether they can cook. The migrants are being provided breakfast and dinner Swamy told them but these groceries we are providing can be used for lunch. Sharada asked how much groceries are required. Swamy's wife Seema said Maam we can calculate that. Swamy asked is this providing food one time. Sharada said no we will provide till lockdown ends. That is another fifteen days Swamy said. She looked at all others and asked you all agree they all nodded. Seema said I have calculated maam then said Maam I think you will have to spend about two thousand daily. That is about twenty kgs of rice and other groceries might come to about two thousand rupees. They all looked at Swamy he to nodded his head. She is correct. That is about thirty thousand rupees. Around six thousand each of us, Sharada said. Swamy and Seema said madam We too will contribute. No Swamy the ladies all said your help is invaluable enough. What about buying so many groceries Don't worry ma'am I will make arrangements with a shop keeper I know. these items will be supplied on a daily basis he be will be happy to get so much business. Ok, Swamy said I will come back after I receive a call from the leader.
At that time I will also keep both your lunch ready. Swamy and his wife left. He is a good asset Sharda said Every time I see both of them I only see happiness. See look at his kindness he is also willing to contribute.
Sharada said, now regarding the money, I will ask my son to draw the full thirty thousand amount. Then you all can give me your share when the lockdown ends.They all said Yes. Now we have to Inform our respective husband's about our scheme Sharad said.No problem they will be happy about it. Swamy came up after some time. He told Sharada the leader said that he will accept the groceries on a daily basis. The migrants, he said are happy
to do their own cooking. They were happy to hear the news. Ok Swamy from tomorrow it's your turn to arrange for the groceries. I will do it maam. I already spoke to the owner from tomorrow early morning he will deliver the required groceries for a period of fifteen days at our door step after we check the items we pay him. From here the leader will pick up the items in a minivan don't worry ma'am he said with a smile everything is arranged for. Swamy she said we would be at a loss without you.No Swamy said You are being too kind. Here she said your lunch is packed Swamy took the packed lunch and went down. In the night the wives told their husbands' about their scheme. The husbands were happy for their wives. The next morning they all came down, The Kirana shop owner came and unloaded his wares from his minivan. Swamy checked everything And gave the green signal. His wife Seema sorted out the items. Swamy took the money from Sharada and paid the grocer. Then Swamy phoned the leader. After some time the leader came in a minivan and collected the items He thanked them all for their kindness. They all said in unison don't thank us thank Swamy and his wife. The leader looked towards Swamy and his wife and said you know they spread happiness wherever they go, I have known them for a long time. As the leader collected the items he loaded a basket with the smaller items, To take them to his minivan. From the basket, The image of Swamy and his wife seemed to be looking at them with a smiling face, and telling them, Be happy and Make others' Happy.