When life feels like it’s hit turbulent times, it’s hard to see beyond the dark clouds – despair, anxiety, self-doubt take control over us. At times like these, when negativity has taken control over us, we need someone with positive vibes – to remind us to look for the silver-lining beyond these dark clouds. They remind us that these difficult times are temporary, and the best version of us lies ahead.
During our darkest times, they become our angels and saviours – their vibe is such that just a kind word or a simple act of theirs keep us going. You all need to be that person and #SpreadYourVibe in others’ lives. But how does one go about spreading good vibes? Do grand gestures, lavish gifts and fancy evenings spread that good vibe? The answer is deeper than that. Sometimes, simple gestures speak the loudest.
To encourage everyone to start the new year with a positive attitude and with an idea to encourage people to spread their positivity, HP posted a video on Facebook under their initiative #SpreadYourVibe which has garnered over 5 Million views. The video talks about a teenager whose family house got ravaged in Kerala floods, even then he chose not to give up on hope.
While everyone’s morale was down, wondering how they will ever get back to their feet, the little boy comes up with an idea while looking at a sky full of stars! Why not start a home-stay where people from across India can enjoy the view too? He sees an opportunity in the darkest hour and seizes it.
The Logical Indian also joins the efforts of HP in spreading positivity and is sharing stories of few individuals who through their deeds changed lives and are inspiring others.
On October 18, 2018, BSF Jawans posted at a border outpost in Sutarkandi in Karimganj, Assam found a woman mumbling to herself in a different language that they could not understand but they got to know that she was saying something in a south Indian language.
Sahil Zabiulla, a constable from Karnataka, spoke to her and got to know that she is lost. Company Commander Chotu Lal shot a video of the lady and posted it on social media platforms. The video went viral and Santhosh, a resident of Mandiganahalli, Karnataka identified her as Jayamma and informed her daughter Sunanda. The jawans got to know that Jayamma had left her home on December 26, 2016, as she was worried about the future of her transgender daughter.
Then a video call was arranged between the daughter and mother and the scene was like it was part of a movie. Then Sunanda came to pick her mother, till then Jawans took care of her mother.
The daughter and the mother got reunited after two years with the help of Jawans and with the help of those who shared the video on social media.
Most of us try to do good when we are alive but there are a few who leave their good deeds even after dying. Sachithnandam A, a 60-year-old retired government physical education teacher from Hosur, Tamil Nadu, had expressed his desire to donate his organs after he dies to one of his nephews who were aware of Sachithnandam worsening health condition. On November 7, he got a stroke and was declared brain dead. As per his wish, his family donated his organs – two corneas, liver, a pair of kidneys, bone(L3, L4) and skin, saving the lives of seven people.
Sachithnandam is now alive in the form of his positivity in seven people and is inspiring others to donate their organs.
Many of us give lack of talent or expertise as reasons to ourselves as for why we are not able to help people. But sometimes just being able to read and write are talents on its own. Meet N M Pushpa Preeya, who works in a software company in Bangalore and for more than ten years has been writing for people suffering from any disability that prevents them from writing their exams. She has scribed for over 680 exams till now, for different courses and subjects. She has written exams for a 6-year-old and even for a 60-year-old and calls herself the ‘eye’, ‘hand’ and ‘ear’ of the people.
“We were financially very weak. My father was bed-ridden, and my mother was earning only Rs 500 a month. It was tough for her to even afford food and medicines bill of our family. That time my elder brother and I had to drop school for a year. Later the help came from one of our acquaintance, who was a polio patient. I am returning the favour by helping others now,” says Pushpa on being asked the motivation behind the work she is doing.
A positive vibe is contagious and what Pushpa is doing is that she is returning the help she received during her struggling days to those who are often neglected.
These stories tell us how efforts by individuals can change the lives of those who often don’t have much hope. These people are an inspiration and make our society better by their everyday efforts. While the first story is of how BSF jawans and social media users united two people, Pushpa story is of how an individual effort is bringing light into the lives of the students who already struggle for being differently-abled and making their dreams come true.
Let us too #SpreadOurVibes and make more dreams come true!