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7 Simple Ways to Give Love and Kindness During Diwali

This year put some kindness into Diwali with these giving ideas. Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India and is celebrated in all parts of the country with immense joy, compassion, happiness, love and sharing. It’s the festival of lights and victory of good over evil. The lightening of lamps and diyas signifies eradication of darkness and evil.

It is believed that after exile of fourteen long years, Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Laxman on this day. People of Ayodhya celebrated the return of their King by lighting up the town with Diyas, lamps and fireworks.

We want to say a big Thank You to Deepika Ahuja who has written this guest post for us! Deepika has a wonderful book that she has published My Act of Heart that is available on Amazon. Have a look, and use her book as your next give! Now to her Diwali gives that are perfect for the upcoming holiday!

The Gift of Giving During Diwali: Giving Love and Kindness

With celebration comes the idea of gifts and sharing. Traditionally, people gift sweets to each other on this day. Gifting brings the feeling of togetherness, love, affection, and compassion.

I intentionally “gift” or give items that are good for the planet and our health. Here are 2 ideas to consider before giving over Diwali.

  • Choose items with no plastic to reduce environmental damage
  • Too much sure is bad for our health. Give homemade food treats you make with love from your heart.

Here are more ideas to give that truly make a difference.

Use Plants For Kindness During Diwali With These Gives

Plants are my favorite gift for various reasons. The most important being that they are easy to get and there is no downside to gifting a plant. Everyone benefits. Plants symbolize compassion, nurturing and positivity. Plants are a great gift for everyone to grow kindness and love.

Experiences Are A Great Diwali Give

I love “experience” gifts. They create lifelong memories. It could be as simple as a special hike somewhere new, a prepared meal at home, a group of friends as a surprise together or a special adventure race or scavenger hunt. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but the gift of time is priceless.

Personalized Gifts For Diwali Kindness

Personalized gifts hold a lot of warmth and strengthen relationships. There are many economical options available online including special mugs, photo albums – you can even create a song! Use your creativity and make a piece of art or photo collage. Personalized gifts are thoughtful and memorable. You honor the person individually and an opportunity to celebrate and cherish your long-lasting relationship.

Books For a Diwali Give

Stephen King states “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” And what can be better than magic for gifting a loved one. Just like plants, each book has a different symbol, meaning, relevance. They are thoughtful and thought provoking but also can be life changing. They can convey personal message just like a card does. Different genres can be used to convey different messages, feelings, and emotions. The best thing about books is that they cater to all ages.

Heart Healthy Snacks Are A Perfect Give For Diwali

Yummy food items are one of the easiest and most popular choices when it comes to Diwali. Healthy choices like dry fruits and nuts, fruits basket or homemade trail mix are great ideas that come from your heart to everyone’s heart health around you.

I hope you liked these giving ideas and will use some of these ideas for your loved ones. Wish you a very Happy, compassionate and love filled Diwali.

You can find more giving ideas that Let Diwali Light Up Your Giving Routine here!




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