Birthday this year…

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I had earlier posted on how my last birthday became sospecial with the gift given by the Pujari couple. Taking the lesson from themon selfless giving, I thought it will only make sense for me to do something rather just thinking about it.
So, I decided to make this birthday different than the ones I celebrated earlier. This time it was not an outing or shopping, it was a visit to orphanage.
I visited an orphanage with my sister where we have 43 kids in the age group of 3-12. These little tiny tots are super active I would say, have a very good routine there and are cared a lot by the staff.
I was not sure what to get for them; I bought small biscuits packets and rice to be donated there.
When we reached the place, the care taker asked us to wait for a while and she went to call the kids in the garden area. While we were waiting for them to come, we saw some of the pictures displayed on the notice board of kids performing in annual day function, their paintings, their birthday celebration pics and some adoption events.  These were really heart-touching.
After some time, the kids came down maintaining a queue as instructed by their care taker and all of them greeted us one by one with a “Namaste”
We started interacting with them asking their names, hobbies and to my surprise most of them spoke good English. Some of them who were shyin speaking were helped by their friends and were motivated saying “See, how I told my name, you also tell na” Their support for each other was remarkable!
We handed over biscuit packets to them which they received with a “Thank you” and when my sister told them it was my birthday, they all sang the “Happy Birthday” song for me which was the best moment of the wholeday.
Seeing this happiness on the kids face just made my birthday so special!
I am happy I couldbring a smile on their face at least once and wish to continue the same again!
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