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Snapshots Of Kindness From Bhutan Posted by Tim Huang, Oct 08 2014 Last month, I arrived in Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom perhaps most known for Gross National Happiness, for the third time in 3 years to work full time in education here. In my time back, I’ve been touched by the generosity of friends, colleagues, (host) family, and strangers, and I have also had the opportunity to be a part of a few kindness ripples! Here are a few short stories of compassion-in-action here in Bhutan: 1. ​When I was on a nature walk with 3 kids in my extended host family, Sonam, the cute little girl in this photo with me, was picking a small bouquet of pink wild flowers for me. When I showed her and the other girls a smile card, they decided to gift the beautiful flowers to a neighbor who runs a local shop that benefits their entire village. We left the fl

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Kevin's "Trade" At Karma Kitchen Today Posted by Audrey Lin, Nov 23 2014 Today at Karma Kitchen, several of us were disarmed by the power of assuming value everywhere. :) The morning rolled off to a quiet start-- where, within the first hour of opening, our crew of 15 spirited volunteers were serving 3 guests. With an empty restaurant filled with eager hands to serve, we scratched our heads at what to do. An experienced volunteer suggested we take the spirit of Karma Kitchen beyond the walls, and make the slow day an excuse to practice generosity in other ways. A few folks got busy crafting up cards with inspiring quotes. Two others picked up some flowers and went around the neighborhood leaving them on people's windshields. After a half hour of distributing flowers and cards to people and car windshields in the area, four of the five folks came back jus

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