Sharing joy

Now it’s Story Time.  Let me drive you along this imaginary story.

We went to the toy store. Today is his birthday. He’s 5 years now. Time flew by. He’s growing fast, And I was also growing with him as his mother. Siv was surprised, I chose the gift for him always. This time I thought I will let him decide his gift on his own. He was busy looking around. His little eyes jumping here and there , looking curiously.

“What do you want Siv?” I asked him.

He was thinking something seriously , but little innocent smile was playing in his face.

He chosed a familar toy and said “I will take this”.

I was confused , said “Siv you have this right ? It is your last birthday present. Don’t you remember that ?”

“Yes I know. But I want this” He said firmly.

“But you can chose someother toy right. Why this ?” He said.

“Mummy, It’s my birthday. I get to chose gift right you told me in morning ?” He replied innocently.

I sighed and replied “If that’s your wish then ok”

We took it and went to bill counter , After long queue we paid and left.

While we were coming out, One of the kid with torned dress were watching the store curiously , Pointing something to his dad. I was looking at the kid ,He’s more or less
Siv’s age. But his dad eyes were painful, He was promising the kid he will get him a toy soon. I felt siv pulling my hand.

“Lets go ” He told him.

But He said “Mummy Can we go and talk to that uncle?”

I was surprised, But did not say anything. I went near them and told him about it.

He told his son to play nearby and came with us.

He was also surprised. We both looked at Siv.

He stood in his full height and said ” Uncle Today is my birthday. I want to give this toy to him. I know he will be
happy.” Then he turned towards me and said ” Is that okay Mummy ?”

I was more happy hearing this. I nodded. Kid’s dad said ” Okay I will call him you give it to him.”

Siv declined that smiling and said “you give it to him uncle. He will be more happy”

He took the toy, thanked us and went.

I kneeled down and said “Why did you suddenly gave that toy to him?”

“Mummy ,Sharing is caring, you remember you only taught me right ? I saw him asking that toy while we were entering.  So I chose that, Now I shared my happiness with him , we both are happy. This is my best birthday ever. Thank you mummy” He told innocently and hugged me.

That day I was also very happy, Sometimes our kids teach us more than we expect from them. He is really growing up now 🙂



Author: saranya

I am Saranya Sridharan, Software Engineer by profession and a passionate author by choice. My hobby was initially just reading and reading alone. Surprisingly, my writing spree was ignited at a Haiku competition conducted by my college. This ignited spark then rendered to offer another hobby “Blogging” into my life. I have been blogging since then for the last 6 years. I like to motivate people, inspire them to be positive in their life.But being a silent girl , i rarely get the chance to mingle with anyone to express my thoughts. So here i voice out my opinions in words. After reading this people will know this silent girl , actually have a lot to tell to this world. I stick to the simple motto in life, 'Express yourself' In any way you are comfortable with . I have started doing it. What about you !!

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