Have you made yours? Or do you believe in saving them all up for the New Year? Remember, there is plenty you can do at Diwali.
The Diwali clean-up people usually spring clean their house a few days before Diwali. Use this opportunity to de-clutter your living space. Give away stuff that you don`t really need. The poor can benefit during this festival.
Fight noise pollution. Keep the decibels down. Diwali is about celebrating it isn`t about going deaf. Do enjoy your firecrackers but less of the high power bombs.
Renew your diet regimen. Avoid high fat, high sugar sweets. Binge on dried fruits instead. Better still, cook up sweets the lo-cal way. The sweets you receive? Give them away to the poor they can use the extra calories.
Spread the wealth. Do you really need another Kanjeevaram silk or that expensive ghagra choli? Settle for something more economical. With the money left over, buy the poor kids in your block some new clothes.
Provide a meal for at least ten under-privileged children. Visit an orphanage. Donate something to make their Diwali a better one. Maybe you could get a group of people together to share the expenses.
Remember your elderly relatives. Pay them a visit. Share their lives for a few hours.
Diwali is all about dispelling darkness. Do what you can to dispel the darkness in people`s lives. Have a happy Diwali!