Due to the lockdown, I had to move from Delhi to a remote place. My maid was obviously out of work for the time I wasn’t in residence. I decided to pay her half the monthly salary for the months I was not in Delhi and the full salary whenever I happened to be back in Delhi. This was irrespective of whether she worked for a few days or the entire month. I also gave her extra money to buy groceries. Her happiness was obvious because she had not expected this. I too was happy to share my privileges with her in these difficult times.
Helping people gives a very different kind of satisfaction.