Nandini Jain - 72

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

It was the morning of 31 January 2017 at 5 AM. I woke up and took a bath, finished my daily work and then upended my bag, counting the pocket money which I had.
I was collecting money for this day from the last month and had Rs. 500. I went to the market to purchase some biscuit packets and chocolates. Then I went to small-government chungi schools to celebrate my happiness with the children there. I spend hours going from one school to another. Both the schools were near to my home.
That day number of my friends and relatives called and messaged me, but I could not attend them at the moment because I had already received the best wishes of my life and the best birthday in form of the smile of children.
That day I celebrated my birthday with them as I wanted to do so.
After that day, whenever those school kids met me on the road, they always talked with me. I felt so happy at that moment. I hope I can always celebrate every day with them and be the reason for their smile.