From Wednesday's Children

Posted by Nipun Mehta on Apr 21, 2012
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Recently, the door rang at the Mehta household.  It was right before a Wednesday gathering.  Guri and I were out of town, but all six of us were together on video chat. Viral and Pavi went to the door, and lo and behold, they were looking at three giant gunny sacks by the doorstep.  No one else was around -- an anonymous drop-off.  

Each sack was filled with meditation cushions!  And one note of explanation:

It looked gorgeous on our carpet.

Then, my mom got an email from Katie Teague that awakened an altogether different dimension of the tag:

You don't know me. But somehow my Vimeo account got hacked by love. I think this video is about you.

It turned out to be the 59th birthday of "CF Mom" -- a mother of so many.  What a blessed life, to have the opportunity to give and receive and pay forward.

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  • Trishna wrote ...

    What a beautiful story, humbled by the happenings in this ecosystem :)

  • Pancho wrote ...

    For all those unnumbered moments of loving-kindness, inspiration and motherly care... for all those lives profoundly touched at the Kindness Temple... for all minutes in receptive silence nourishing deeply the soul of humanity... May Wednesdays spread far and wide all over the Earth Community. May we become, for real, the Grand Human Family as we are showered by the unconditional love of angels like Mamá Harshida and all the Mehtas. Happy new lap around the Sun Mamá Harshida! :-) May we all become compassionate, courageous and wise.

  • sheetal wrote ...

    happy birthday to our very own mother annapoorna... what a lovely post... filled with gratitude and joy!

  • nisha wrote ...

    Auntie, we are so happy you were born!

  • Amit wrote ...

    The tag, the note and incredible video makes my heart feel so full. This is truly incredible! Hearing about the story was one thing but seeing it like this and thinking about all the love and effort that went into this is a whole new level. It just goes to show the beauty of how when you plant seeds of love and continue to water and nourish them, so many beautiful things will sprout up from within...this was not just an act of kindness, it was an act Moved by Love!

  • Shail wrote ...

    Auntie, have never met you, but it's obvious you radiate so much love and compassion with your Wednesday gatherings. :) Beautiful video and message:)

  • Meghna Agrawal wrote ...

    How can we add multiple smiles. One smile just doesn't do enough justice!!

  • Chenee wrote ...

    Lovely! The Mehta family has nourished so many of us for so long that it is wonderful to see them taken care of too. Thank you to the hands and hearts that made the cushions and the video. Happy birthday auntie Harshida, and thank you all for what you've birthed and cultivated through genuine love.

  • Amy wrote ...

    Such a heartfelt gesture. Beautiful sharing of love and appreciation.

  • Bela wrote ...

    so so so beautiful...wow, I'm just amazed how so many individuals from around the world and from all walks of life came together to express their love and gratitude...one seed of love, one heartfelt intention has inspired soooooo many individuals....

  • Lavanya wrote ...

    Wow! The same day was my mother's birthday as well :) Love to both Moms!

  • Audrey wrote ...

    Wow. This is so incredibly beautiful. Made my heart stop and then start again on a whole new level.

  • Manisha wrote ...

    Beautiful! Brought some tears to my eyes, to see the cushions as finely and delicately crafted as each Wednesday that the Mehtas have offered to the community for the past 14 years. A very happy belated birthday, Harshida auntie! :)

  • rhianna wrote ...

    wow