I find the idea of organising a secret Santa activity at workplace really absurd. Be a secret Santa for someone you don’t know. What do you gift people?
I am horrible at giving gifts. Day before yesterday, I asked my sister what I can gift her on her birthday because I don’t know what she wants. She loves food. But I don’t really feel like gifting food. We somehow managed to decide a ‘gift’ that I would like to give and she would like to receive.
Coming back to the secret Santa activity, when I reached office yesterday, I found out that my secret Santa had delivered my gift. It was kept under the Christmas tree. Everyone was excited for me to open it, except me. I don’t know why but I don’t really understand the ritual of gifts.
There was a note stuck on it. It read, “Dear Saumya, I was told that you are concerned about social issues and also visit NGOs. With this gift, I hope you can spread some happiness into the lives of some kids. Here’s wishing you and your family Merry Christmas. Secret Santa.”
I was overwhelmed after reading the note. I didn’t know how to react. A colleague asked me to click the picture I’ve shared above.
Sometimes a ‘stranger’ (if my secret Santa is a stranger to me) can be so thoughtful that they can make you believe that there’s good out there in the world.
Festivities are all about spreading a lil joy everywhere. What can be better than bringing smiles on the faces of needy kids?
Thankyou, secret Santa!
Merry Christmas to all! 🎅 🌲🎊