This is our second year @ IDeaS where we celebrated our Christmas event with the children, youngsters & even elders from Kamayani Org.
Following has been a trend on both the occasions but I would talk about this time’s proceedings.
All the employees from IDeaS gathered in the reception BEFORE these guys (I would refer them as Enthusiasts or Champs) reached our office. Full marks to IDeaList for being there BEFORE they came. Thank you guys for that…Of course, even I was there.
When they reached on the 3rd floor, we welcomed them with a warm applause. Some of our mates were ready with Christmas caps. As they came, we helped them wear it. These champs were looking really cool.
We gave them individual gifts (probably a Santa would have been perfect, but nevertheless, may be next time). We also gave a gift for Kamayani organization.
Few incidences worth noticing here.. One of our team mate, approached a champ to give the individual gift and he promptly indicated that he already got one… Look @ his innocence…
There was another champ who was checking with other `Champ` if he got one or not… See the attitude of giving!
After we gave the gifts, these guys were prompt enough to say Thank you. Loud and Clear…
Let me take a pause here even while writing it… It’s tough for me even to write…
Then we served them snacks. Watching them enjoying the food made my tummy FULL.
My colleague Avadhoot Joshi gave each of these champs “blessings” by touching their forehead (Reiki touch therapy). Avadhut Sir, let me say “Thank you a million times “… You are super.
Then, one of their accompanying teachers came forward with a guy. Speciality of this guy is that he is good @ reading.. Every single day, he reads news paper & is so good @ general knowledge & especially has interest in following sports. He knew every milestone of Sachin Tendulkar as well as Steffi Graph.
Bad on my part that I wasn’t able to stand there (was too emotional & so left the place for 5 mins). When I returned, teacher was explaining that they are organizing a cricket tournament on Kamayani’s very own ground on 6, 7, 8th Jan.
Finally, we did thank them. Pritam (our Admin n HR Manager) handed over the gifts for those who couldn’t make it. These champs were equally excited to go back and hand over the gifts to their colleagues. What an amazing attitude..Hats off to you champs..
When Pritam asked if they would be interested to come next year, Boyyyyyy…!!! You should have been here to hear a big “Yesssssssssssss”…
Overall, it was an amazing experience, so much touchy that it made an impression deep in the heart.. Here is my IDeaS team… Thanks to all of you, you guys are awesome…!!!
From my perspective, it’s a heavy dose and was certainly a tough time to control the emotions when being there.. Not sympathizing about them here but looking @ them makes me think a lot.
Rather than cribbing, these guys live every single day with such an enthusiasm. Hats off to you champs.!!!
When I introspected myself, I felt really sad knowing how I crib and get frustrated/tensed/sad with the situation @ hand. I would, certainly try to learn it from them.
Cheers to you Champs…!!!
I recollected one story that I heard:-
Once, king Akbar announced” I want something that, if I use, would keep me grounded if I am happy but more importantly make me feel happy if I am sad no matter what the situation is. Whoever would bring such thing to me would get rewarded… ”
Everyone in his kingdom including his 9 gems tried to find it but couldn’t find one…
Next day an old man came to his Darbar with something in his hand.
Akbar asked “So you found the thing which would make me feel happy in any situation”, Old man replied “Yes, I do”
All of his 9 gems surprised to know this. Old man offered him a finger ring and asked Akbar to wear it. Akbar, all though, was puzzled, wore it. As he wore it, he got thoroughly convinced that the ring is the thing that he was looking for.
Gems asked Akbar how can a ring do that.
Akbar answered “On the ring, old man has written – This phase shall pass”
Wow… what a thought.
Often we keep cribbing & get frustrated/tensed/sad for the situation we are in.
Remember these words “This phase shall pass…….!”