Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hold me! Hold me tight!

On Christmas Eve a young soldier feeling trapped in London during the 2nd World War was very lonely and sad to be away from his family and home.
As the war still raged on in London this was a very dangerous time and place with Churches and most other social and public places either closed or destroyed. And so in spite of this, the young soldier organized amongst a few of his mates to go out on Christmas Eve and to make Christmas of whatever they found.
Shortly after leaving their military compound they came across an old grey building with an affixed sign, which said, "Queen Anne's Orphanage".
This was perfect they all thought. The young men's hearts pounded quickly and they gathered themselves and knocked on the door. The door slowly opened as a kind elderly woman cautiously emerged from behind it and bid them all a Merry Christmas, then, asking how she might be of any help?
The young soldier then stepped forward and asked if they could come in for a few minutes to greet and talk with the children. The elderly keeper with a beaming smile then welcomed and invited them in. As the soldiers began to enter they could hear the clamoring of children in the background as they came running down the stairs to see who was at the door. Again, the soldiers' minds raced in anticipation and thinking about the goodness they were all about to unselfishly perform but upon entering their hearts sank.
Once inside this old grey building and faced with the curiosity, innocence and happiness of the children they were shocked by the contrast as they witnessed the undeniable poverty of this abode and that which also must have also stricken the lives of these orphans. There was no Christmas tree or decorations of any sorts. No real furnishing to speak of, just a barren and empty cold dark place.
The soldiers then mustered their spirits and stepped forward and did what they came to do. They greeted and spent time talking with the children and searched their pockets for anything that they could possibly offer and share with these youngsters, a stick of gum, candy, special coins, ribbons, whistles … just anything. Their hearts and souls were filled with the spirit of giving as they could see that by their very presence and their sincere and genuine attention to these innocent children which society had forgotten that they were making a difference no matter how small. The young men all felt the warmth inside of giving and sharing.
Then when it was time to leave and as the young soldier was getting ready to step out the door he noticed one small boy of about five years old standing in the corner all by himself crying softly.
As he looked on at the boy from afar he was then reminded of his own son back home who would now surely be about the same age. The soldier paused and was overtaken with flooding emotions as he rekindled in his heart and his mind the feeling and vision of seeing and being with his young son again.
He then deliberately walked over to the young crying orphan boy, seeing the tears stream down his tiny pink cheeks while his bottom lip quivered as he approached. He tried to regain his composure but the boy could also see the emotion in the soldier eyes.
He then knelt down on one knee so that he could look the boy in the eyes; and then, with great sentiment, care and kindness he asked, "Hey little fella, what would like for Christmas?"
Without hesitation the young boy stepped forward and simply said, "Hold me! Hold me tight!"

- Source - from Father Joe's midnight mass sermon.

Theja George, an 28-year-old resident of Bangalore, a HR professional, thought up the idea of distributing blankets to the needy. It’s her way of injecting warmth and joy in the lives of homeless in the Christmas season. George’s scheme, ‘Blankets and Quilts for the Poor’ is into its third year. And it’s only getting bigger and more organised. "This year an anonymous donor left 50 blankets. I would love to do something bigger, but with a full time job it’s not possible.” George and her friends have distributed around 500 blankets over the past two years. There is nothing which compares to the joy of giving and this is what Christmas is all about.

18 comments:

Kumar said...

Namaskaaram GuruJi and Friends,

Good Morning.

Have a Good Day.

Pranams
Kumar

CHANGE THE LIFE said...

VANAKAM GURU .............

Have a special morning

Manoj
Murthy

Parminder said...

Master Ilango and friends,
Good morning to all
A nice story with a moral which we do get from u EVERYDAY by the way of Lessons .
The Joy of giving and holding us all in this Materialistic world in the high tides of the SEA(Markets).
Regards
☺☺☺☺☺

Shradha Saburi said...

Good Morning Sir, and all the GEMS of JN

Parimal said...

Good Morning Dear Master and all friends
Have a nice day

NEVER GIVE UP said...

Good Morning Ilango Sir & All Friends.

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SANPOT said...

Good morning Ilango sir and Blogmates. Thank you sir for a very nice post.

gitashree dey said...

Christmas celebration is going to be happening ones along with the lovely splendor of flowers as displayed in the address www.giftbasketsfrance.fr specially meant for those staying away in France. Enjoy bonding with your dear ones along with these flowers.

rajiv malik said...

every time i visit this blog on week ends, i am compelled to realise and say-

it is not just nifty ! it is much more than that !

shriram said...

V beautiful story ilango ji

Tks for re-iterating , rather, forcing us to stay in touch wid the humane side of life.

A Big Giving Heart tats lights up a million smiling faces, is worth more, than any great TA skill or Knowledge one may possess, coz such a man is a Millionaire already in Spirit !

Superb ... :-)



jitu bhadani said...

SALUTE to our boss ILINGO sir.
excellent weenend he is giving with extra ordinary story. salute sir ..

And yes, Again to DINESH RISHI also saying. please post your views always dont be upset and dont be egoist too. tht giving statement i am leaving for ever. again u came right for your markeeting or wat ever here. but this type of statements not looks good to you. always give mature statements dinesh rishi sir.
thanks

sometimesbullsometimesbear said...

Dinoo is dinoo as it is and u have to take him as it is. Basically a very nice and helpful person and if u r misunderstanding him sometimes it is only coz he has spoken after his daily dose of 2 x 60 ML Jack Daniels or Blue Label Neat...hahahhahahaha:):):)

Merrry Jesus Christ Jayanti to all. This blog reflects his message nicely so follow it. Enjoy the holidays. Thx.

gauresh59 said...

ना हम नौकरी मांग रहे हैं ,
ना हम आरक्षण मांग रहे हैं ,
ना हम FDI का विरोध कर रहे हैं ,
ना हम महंगाई का विरोध कर रहे हैं ,
ना हम LPG के रेट बढने का विरोध कर रहे हैं ,
ना हम भ्रष्टाचार का विरोध कर रहे हैं ,
ना हम कोई हला कर रहे हैं ,
हम अपनी बेटी अपनी बहन के लिए इंसाफ मांग रहे हैं ,
हम एक सख्त कानून मांग रहे हैं ,
फिर हम पर ये अत्याचार क्यों ,
हम पर लाठिया क्यों ,
हम पर आंशु गैंस क्यों ,
हम पर पानी की बुछार क्यों ,
क्या इंसाफ मांगना जुलम है ,
क्या हम आजाद भी हैं ,
सोचना पड़ेगा ,
लोकतंतर जिन्दा भी है या नहीं , जय हिन्द

ज्यादा से ज्यादा शेयर कीजिये

सच्चे भारत का सपना देखने वालो ,
अच्छे भारत का सपना देखने वालो....

Janak said...

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/govt-okays-rs-3004-crore-capital-infusion-for-sbi/200396/on

this might cause a massive rally in bn and in the mkt tom

jitu bhadani said...

i always like view of DINESH sir on bank nifty.
His DRSAR also usefull for trading and earning. thts why saying him tht now dont give such type of statement and dont leave .. thanks

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