“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”
― Kahlil Gibran
There is every reason to believe in the profound words of the celebrated Lebanese writer. You get an unprecedented feeling of satisfaction from serving others. Even a simple act such as gifting makes the giver as happy as the one who receives the gift.
But there needs to be a proper platform for this exchange of joy, and this is where ‘Dariya Dil Dukaan’ steps in.
The pan India forum brings together those who have the power to share things – those who have things in excess.
The idea is to encourage people to gift what they have but do not use to someone who needs it. This, however, does not mean that someone can discard used or old stuff they have in the guise of a gift.
And the gifts can be anything – not necessarily a gift-wrapped watch! It could be as simple a service such as dropping off someone to a destination to a more prolonged one such as teaching a new skill. (Of course, for free, else how would it be a gift?)
Those willing to gift or in the need of something can post on the Facebook group of ‘Dariya Dil Dukaan’. Alternatively, one can also visit their website where the gifts can be given or received. The process is self-explanatory.
But the forum or the website are not the only places for such a noble initiative. Events are organised in major cities where the large-hearted and those who need something come together.
This time ‘Dariya Dil Dukaan’ is coming to Gurugram (or Gurgaon) on October 23. The gifts can be taken to the venue for distribution but do note that they should not be what you would want your kabari-wallah to take.
You can read about the guidelines and the venue here:
Go ahead, gift. And like the banner on the Facebook page of the forum hints, make ours a ‘gift economy’.