There is much exchange of gifts at Christmas. Shiny wrapped parcels can be seen winking under every tree, tucked under every arm but there are also gifts that don’t have to be bought at the mall or ordered online. One of these free, wonderful and plentiful things is ‘cheer’. Dwaar found out that there’s no time like Christmas to spread this fuzzy warm cheer. So off we went, to homes, gardens, hospitals, clubs and malls, spreading a generous dose of cheer. It was our way of expressing love to many and bringing the true message of Christmas to people.
You never know where you can spread a dose of cheer and we looked forward to the familiar spots like a party for the children at Dwaar, a party for the teens, a grand Sunday celebration, youth get togethers plus a celebration with professionals at the Vasant Vihar Club. Each of these ocassions was filled with fun and cheer.
Then we found three whole new ways to spread cheer, in places we had never pictured ourselves.
The season of good cheer began with an afternoon of carol singing and tea with the ladies from the Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association. Our hearts gladdened as they joined us in singing the old familiar carols under the shade of the gracious old trees that Delhi is so well know for.
Next was a visit to Shanti Avedhna. This is a centre where terminally ill cancer patients are cared for. Many of these people play out the last days of their life lonely and struggling with their illness. A team of ten from Dwaar Global got together to visit these patients. The team spoke to them, loved them, sang Christmas songs and gave gifts to them. The sixteen patients were blessed. Many were moved to tears. Surely, the Lord was pleased with this gesture.
All he wanted was for the team to pose with him and his colourful blanket gift
And finally-the Dwaar group of singers were out on three evenings singing and interacting with the many kids and shoppers at the DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj, spreading cheer and explaining the true meaning of Christmas. It was such a joy to hear the mall echo with “O come let us adore him” giving honour where it is due during Christmas.
The group singing Christmas carols at DLF Promenade Mall
There is much pain in this world. Let us take every opportunity to spread the cheer!