A pack to share

Happy to share this post – A pack to share #apacktoshare is part of a featured post on Women’s Web

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She asked me do you have an extra one?
I was surprised what did I have in extra, was a little confused.
I again asked her what exactly do you want?
She looked around and sheepishly, shyly asked me do I have cotton or cloth?…

I said yes a lot of clothes, why do you need it?

Then she turned around and went into a corner asking me to come here and then asked me, do I have something for that?
and then I understood.

I immediately went to my cupboard and handed her the pad.
That day I didn’t realize the need.

Again after 4-5 months, she requested me in an emergency and sorry tone.

This was the moment that rang the bell in my head.

My maid is a big help to me, always there in need, I always bought her gifts, clothes, things for her kids, etc as she was a sweetheart.

But that day I realized what about her and her important days when she bleeds, why she is using still a cloth?

Menstruation needs proper education, care, and hygiene too.

A friend suggested a share, Yes and then I started working upon #apacktoshare.
Whenever I buy my monthly pack I do a pack for her too. This won’t burn my pocket but I can gift hygiene to her at least.

We all Bleed

We all bleed and we women can be changemakers too. The woman is the only being who can reproduce. She bleeds to create the world. She is the power, She is the nature, She is the creator. It’s the fact of life and so let’s spread the word. Share a Pad and bring a hygienic change. After all, it’s life-generating blood from her body. It’s powered Its pride.

So just share health and happiness along with awareness in her special days,

I hereby appeal or say request as you take it, to all my dear women friends. Next time when you buy a pack of sanitary pads just buy one more to share, yes you heard it right! Buy one more! For whom?

Well, for the one in need or the one who still is shy to buy and uses the cloth.

Either for your maid or for her daughter or anybody who you think is in need of it.

Let it be a monthly habit as it’s hardly going to burden your pocket.

I know dear padman has already shared this information on widescreen but still, there are women out there who are using a cloth which can be the reason for infection or other diseases, etc.
So try and share a padded gift for her a smile and comfort.
This share will be a great share instead of sweets etc., and we can also teach them how to use and also dispose of it properly.
I hope my word can bring a smile to the face who had to spend years in discomfort.

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61 Responses

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    This is a beautiful blog that describes the organised and clear head of the blogger. The way the introduction is made, it appears that blogger knows what she is doing. I am sharing this particular blog post as I am moved by thoughtful and kind nature of the blogger towards the problem of a fellow human being.

  2. Small gifts go a long way. What a beautiful idea! I’m going to implement it too. Thanks for the share!

  3. Neha Sharma says:

    With the title and the first line of the post, I thought it’s something related to the pack of cigarettes. That’s the beauty of a good piece of writing, it looks like something else and comes out to be completely different by the end. I really appreciate your thoughts behind this noble deed. Made me think about it, I start also start sharing a pack to someone in need every month now.

    • PraGun says:

      hehe, this didnt click me when i had decided on topic, but his thing bought a smile on my face. Thanks for such beautiful words, glad Im inspiring few

  4. Such a great idea. Kudos!

  5. Rashmi says:

    Wow! That’s a grateful thought indeed. Loved the idea of gifting hygiene to someone instead of any other precious gifts.

  6. Excellent idea! What a noble initiative.. I will follow as well !

  7. Such beautiful new thoughts are the need of the society. This humane gesture should be practised by every person who is capable enough to do so. You have inspired me Pragun. Kudos to you

  8. poojakawatra says:

    More than anything love your thought to bring a chance in someone’s life.

  9. I loved this idea of gifting pads to our maids. Great action of love, indeed. Do count me in for this noble act of kindness.

  10. This is a praiseworthy initiative you have taken. Kudos!

  11. momtasticworld says:

    What a wonderful thought. Such small steps we can take to actually help the people who need our help. I am definitely starting this habit from this month onwards.

  12. Wow. Such a novel thought. You created the story beautifully and I really took time to understand that you were talking about sanitary pads. Inspiring idea.

  13. This is such a lovely post! More than anything, a lovely thought! It is true that many people still consider periods as a shy event and need help with it. I am motivated by you to help someone who is truly in need!

  14. Brilliant idea! It takes a very large heart to write and implement the idea of a pack to share. Imagine, if we all did this, it will create a positive impact on so many lives. Kudos to your thought process! #MyFriendAlexa #MayuraReads

  15. Ruchie says:

    I just liked the way you write !!

  16. “Menstrual hygiene” is a major health related issue and it is really sad that still there are so many women who struggled with this one of the most important aspect of their health. Apacktoshare is really a great initiative and I would also love to be a part of it. thanks a lot to you for sharing this with us.

    • PraGun says:

      Surbhi thanks for appreciating the thought of #apacktoshare.
      There are still many women and communities who take periods as taboo and spreading awareness is a must for us.

  17. Indumathi says:

    This is definitely a wonderful thought . I will pass it on to my friends as well . Sharing always give us a good feel . It is always good to help who are in need and it’s a must thing to teach next generation as well

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks, Indumathi for appreciating the thought.
      Yes, sharing gives good vibes and this @apacktoshare will definitely also give hygiene and happiness too.

  18. Brinda says:

    You have expressed yourself very well here! The sentiments ring true and is food for thought for us all. I would never have thought of this – @apacktoshare is a great idea and i do hope it keeps growing!

  19. rashmi says:

    that is so thoughtful of you. I would however get nice cloth pads made for her n myself. disposable sanitary pads end up in landfill and stay there for 100s of years.

    • PraGun says:

      Wow, Rashmi that’s a very good idea of cloth pads, will surely use them.
      I have started with cups, as was concerned about the landfill piling.

  20. It’s a nice gesture what you have done and coming to think of it, I have given so many things to my maid but never thought of this.

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating Cindy. Yes, these are the small steps we can do to spread hygiene and good health.

      • Pallavi says:

        I read your maid’s story and coincidentally I have written same topic this week .. whatever I read from your blog I loved the idea of donating..while I gift them so many things too then why not we can give them pads which will keep them hygiene and they will learn some good things about Menstruation,which they can further reach tbr near n dear ones..we shld initiate from our home only..thanku so much for enlighting my thoughts…love u for this…

  21. Pallavi says:

    I read your maid’s story and coincidentally I have written same topic this week .. whatever I read from your blog I loved the idea of donating..while I gift them so many things too then why not we can give them pads which will keep them hygiene and they will learn some good things about Menstruation,which they can further reach tbr near n dear ones..we shld initiate from our home only..thanku so much for enlighting my thoughts…love u for this…

    • PraGun says:

      Wow glad to know you had written on same topic will surely read it.
      And this hygiene education is very important to be given instead of any other thing.
      I’m glad you love the thought and Love you too dear.

  22. Probably I read this post months ago on Women’s web as after that I started keeping extra sanitary pads for my domestic help. Glad now that I know who was the leader behind that thought. Once my sister did compliment the idea and by that time I had forgotten where I read that. A big hug and thanks, Pragun.

    • PraGun says:

      Glad to know you had read me on Women’s web, and you are already following it.
      And I’m honoured to know that you were thinking of me for this idea.

  23. It is so important to educate women on this subject. It’s sad that we face these issues even in the 20th century.

  24. Supriti Garg says:

    what a beutiful thought of sharing a pack.. never occurs to us.. it’s indeed the need of hour. thanks for sharing this Pragun. 🙂

  25. Archana says:

    I loved your thoughtful deed and idea too of buying another kit for your house help, I will keep this lesson all my life and will surely bring it under practice .Kudos to your initiative.

  26. MeenalSonal says:

    That’s a beautiful thought, will also follow your foot steps a s gift my helper too.

  27. Fareha says:

    The thoughts and believes are a reflection of humans mind. We all live for ourselves , but the need to live for others are eradicating day by day where people are becoming more selfish. This post is an eye-opener for those. A very well read.

  28. Arushi Seth says:

    That is such a lovely idea. I will follow this for sure. This is undoubtedly a great initiative. Thanks for sharing

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