This Diwali is different.
This Diwali is not about whether my house is sparkling clean,
it is not about whether I have prepared a variety of mithais and namkeens,
it is not about whether I have that perfect ethnic attire and jewelry for the occasion,
it is not about a bucketful of bucks I would be spending on shopping and firecrackers,
it is not about having a grand vacation at an exotic location,
it is not even about whether I got a promotion or a raise.
This Diwali is more about Survival.
It is about being grateful that we are still able to breathe and are alive for this day.
It is about being thankful for the love and care from our loved ones,
it is about being with the family under one roof
and spending time together,
it is about lighting a Diya for all those
dear souls who left us,
it is about extending support and spreading cheer to family and friends who have lost their people.
It is about spreading happiness to those
who have suffered losses in jobs and businesses.
This Diwali is more about being hopeful for a healthy & happy tomorrow.
Happy Diwali 🪔 ✨🌟⚡️💥🔥☄️