Let’s not get into generation gaps, expectations, disappointments and morals, etc, etc, etc. keeping it simple, it’s about seeing a twinkle of happiness in someone’s eyes. Knowing that you can make them smile and happy. And trust me, it doesn’t take much to make someone happy.nd getting that feeling at MadhurBhav house is more special. With the seniors of our house; making them smile and seeing them content is a priceless feeling. Each time we get an opportunity we try our best to grab it and spread Happiness. After all that is what, we live for, that is what ensures their wellbeing.
So, we were having a general conversation, and Mrs Deshpande shared a wonderful experience with me. Two days ago at MadhurBhav, one of the senior was extremely quiet and not in his usual charming and fun mood. He normally isn’t always someone serious and loner type. He will always keep himself busy, spend time with fellow housemates, and be active throughout. His routine medical check up that day also prompted high blood pressure. The Nurse was on her regular round and she informed, Mrs.Deshpande that there definitely is something in his head, that is upsetting him. Always confronting them does not work; they don’t want to shed their layers of hurt or worries, according to our convenience. So she tried a different way. She spoke to some members of the house, some he interacts with closely and shares a nice bond. Then it came to light that, his son had hosted a ” Satya Narayan Pooja” and he thought he would be invited and taken home at least for the day, he would have lunch with them and then in the evening return to MadhurBhav. Instead, his son came with the “Prasad” for him and that broke his heart.
This is not what made me think, about his son, him, their behaviours, everything put aside. What caught my attention is how MadhurBhav dealt with this.
What the family at Madhurbhav understood was, he was missing being around his people, doing what he loves, worshiping his deity, being around in that auspicious environment and doing the pooja.
So here is what they did, they organised for a Satyanarayana pooja. Involved him in all the preparations, made him take the lead of the little programme. He very willingly participated and performed the pooja with our centre in charge (of Nere) Mr.Vitthal Karan gale.
“His eyes were full of joy, the sight of his happiness was beyond expression. It gives immense satisfaction to fulfil their little dreams at MadhurBhav. It’s their home and it always will be.
”, said Mrs.Deshpande
The staff and leadership of serving seniors with utmost care and dedication, at MadhurBhav is a known factor but; having the understanding, sensing and smartly dealing with such delicate situations, concerning the seniors. This is commendable because this is possible only if you believe that the people there are your family and giving them that love and affection aren't your duty, but priority.
I have always believed, the love that lasts forever isn’t the one that is always around, it’s the one that emerges from the very roots of one’s soul and connects to others. That is the kind of love shared at MadhurBhav.
Keep spreading joy & love. J
Content credits – Mayuri Narayan Ambekar