Updated: Jul 18
Mother Teresa once said, “Compassion is the joy of sharing.” When you’re getting your wrist filled with rakhis and buying presents for your sister, there’s probably a kid or an elderly person out there who’s yearning for love and affection. On an auspicious festival like Rakshabandhan, these souls are left with nothing but loneliness and a longing for brotherhood. If you’re someone who’d love nothing more than to help these people in need, you’re at the right page. Read on to know more about ways to celebrate this Rakshabandhan with compassion.
The phrase often goes around, “Do good, feel good”. This Rakshabandhan, spread the joy of this occasion by sharing empathy and compassion.
If you wish to put a smile on someone’s face who’s destitute and doesn’t have anyone to celebrate this Rakshabandhan with, you can visit them or even make amends into their lives by sending them gifts.
Trust me, the joy that you get after showing compassion to a needy is immaculate!
Here are some ways to celebrate this Rakshabandhan with compassion:
Celebrate this Rakshabandhan with a furry friend in need of empathy!
If you find yourself to be an animal-lover, you can make the most of the day by associating with an animal welfare association.
You can visit them on the day of Rakshabandhan and surprise them with gifts. By tying a rakhi around their feet, you can vow to protect them.
Along with vowing to protect them in person, you can make a promise to yourself into going vegan. This way, you can save millions of animals getting butchered everyday for the sake of our benefit.
Pledge to stop buying products made up of leather and fur or even cosmetics that is inclined to do animal testing.
Kids living in orphanage
Children living at orphanages definitely deserve to celebrate this festival!
You can visit a nearby orphanage and surprise them with new clothes, presents and books. Or if you are someone with means, then why not share the joy with these kids who hardly get the opportunities that many privileged people even take for granted.
Elderly people at old-age home
We all can agree that our parents have been our greatest saviour since day one. They’re the ones who deserve our love and compassion, especially when they are old and frail.
However, some of them do not get to enjoy the comforts of their declining age. Many parents are forced to live in old-age homes.
They stay at these shelter homes, aloof, deprived of any love and belongingness. No parent deserves this condition.
This Rakshabandhan, you can bring a smile on their faces by tying Rakhi around their wrists. Celebrate the occasion like you do at your own home with your parents.
Kids living on streets
It is easy to locate an orphanage or an organisation that supports underprivileged children. However, there are countless kids who are homeless and often deprived of this help.
These kids who roam around the streets, barefoot in tattered clothes, lack even the basics of necessities. On this Rakshabandhan, choose to help these children by providing them food, clothes and basic necessities.
You can even get in touch with an organisation and support them in this cause.
Instead of throwing a big-fat feast for your guests, you can invest your efforts into philanthropy with your sister. If you don’t have anyone to celebrate this Rakshabandhan with, make the most of it by helping the needy.
Even a simple effort of compassion by sending gifts and wishes on Rakshabandhan can go a long way in providing these individuals a sense of brotherhood. Trust me, at the end of the day, you’ll have the biggest smile on your face and theirs too!