Let’s put that McCain-ian Smile on her Face 😊

McCain Smiles

“[highlight]We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.[/highlight]”— Mother Teresa. 😊

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his simple innocent, smile adds that poetic touch when life turns prosaic. Adding smiles to my life is not a difficult task for me as my small world consists of nothing but sheer grin. I very well know how to bring forth those priceless expressions on the faces of my kids. But when I seek the same smile on that face which is around me, as a part of my small world, yet deprived of such expressions, it becomes rather a difficult task for me.

Though she is antonymous to smiles, yet she adds smiles to my world by making it comfortable with her hard work and sincerity. Let me introduce her to my readers first. She is Seema, my 17 years old domestic help who was born and being brought up in an HIV positive family. Her truck driver father died of AIDS in Mumbai about 10 years back when her mother was expecting her 6th daughter. Later, her mother and the new born baby both were detected HIV positive. Life turned out to be perdition for them as no one did offer work and bread to them.

When Seema was brought to our house for work, even we sent her for a blood-test despite knowing the fact that HIV is not a communicable disease (a harsh reality but sadly true). She came out clean (HIV negative) and was accepted in our family. From that day till date, she hardly smiles in front of me. But she is quite candid in front of  my daughters, as they are of her age and make her life comfortable as well as easy with their share of smiles. According to them Seema’s occasional smiles are though demure, yet very widespread, vibrant and striking. Her squeaky clean white teeth shine bright against her dusky complexion and give new facets to her face.

But I am deprived of the smiles on that child’s face who often brings smiles on my face.—

  • When she helps me managing my work and home so swiftly.
  • When she cooks meals for the entire family in scorching hot summers while I’m not even able to enter into the kitchen.
  • When she surprises me with her self-studies despite being handling all her household jobs.
  • When she brings a glass of water to me without even asking (which I direly need).

McCain SmilesIn short, Seema is my lifeline, without whom I can’t handle my home as well as my work.

But I feel bad seeing her moving with a serious face all the time around.

So, I planned to bring a smile on her face and McCain helped me in that respect.

How I cooked a smile the very McCain way!

Today’s recipe was solely cooked for the cook of the house, without letting her know what’s cooking. It was not at all a difficult task to put through those smiles from the frying pan to the platter. I simply took them out from the freezer and threw them into the frying pan without even thawing them. These McCain smiles are sheer delight— a sumptuous delicacy that is easy to cook and tastes divine.

McCain Smiles

Seema smiled the moment she saw the platter full of smiles and I was happy seeing that priceless expression on that kid’s face, for whom, it’s a rare feeling which was hidden beneath the cruel feet of a fatal disease. And finally, I could witness that precious emotion on her face that was instant, pure and flawless. But, this time that smile was not as transient like earlier. It lasted longer till the time she finished her plate and enjoyed the taste of [highlight]McCain[/highlight] smiles.

McCain Smiles

I’ve tried to bring a smile on her face
Where destiny had left its trace!

She’s deprived of many good things in life
Yet, has learnt to live it with a grace!

Though she yearns to be with her family
But works and earns for their solace,

The ice in her heart was melted with McCain,
And I put a smile on her face! 🙂

  • Awesome! All the best darling 😊

  • Meera

    this is so sweet. all the best, Maitreni 🙂

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  • This one surely brings the smiles 🙂
    Best of luck 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Such a beautiful gesture this was. A very heartwarming story. And the poem in the end made it more wonderful. A great post, Ma’am. It made a smile appear on my face. Wish you all the very best 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you so much Purba. Glad that you liked it. Your appreciation matter to me the most. 🙂

  • A very nice post that has both sad and smile Sangeeta ji, bringing a smile on some other’s face isn’t an easy job. Here you made it possible with the recipe and also by this amazing post 🙂

  • Very sweet story. Let there be lots of smiles in your house. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your wishes. Glad that you liked the story. 🙂

  • MaCain Smiles give 2 smiles. One with it’s taste and other with the smiley design..
    it not only ends the hunger, but also sets a cheerful mood..
    Reading the post is another reason of smile.. 🙂
    Thank you for the smiling treat.. 🙂

    • Glad that you liked the post and the smiles as well. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • That is a good gesture!
    All the best!