I'm joining Service Space because ... Joining because I want to give & grow :)
A good day to me is when ... A good day is when love is shared
My hero in life is ...Each & every soul who walks the path
My favorite book is ...As a "bookaholic", hard to pick one fave, but Autobiography of a Yogi is one.
One thing I'm grateful for is ... Grateful for finding this community which has transformed my heart
Sep 11, 2017, 4 smiles 🕊🌍🕊 9/11............. ~ From Tricycle Magazine: Along with the great sadness of 9/11 came a feeling of powerlessness. But as Thanissaro Bhikkhu wrote in our 2001 special section, “September 11: Practice and Perspectives”: ✨"We may be powerless to change the past, but we do have the power to shape the present and the future by what we do, moment by moment, right now.✨ By maintaining equanimity as well as extending compassion to others, we both honor the lives of those who died that day—and in the many violent acts since—and pave the way for a safer, saner world." ❤️🕊And President Obama said, "Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."❤️🕊
Aug 19, 2017, 1 comments, 5 smiles From Mark Nepo: Like so many, I've been deeply troubled by the events of Charlottesville and Trump's response. I wrote this piece to help myself make sense of where we find ourselves. I share this with all of you and invite you to share it with others. ☀️Always, we must remember and affirm that we are more together than alone.☀️ IN THE AFTERMATH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE: WHERE TO NOW? In the wake of white supremacists marching violently through Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th, in the aftermath of Nazis stalking a synagogue with automatic weapons here in 21st century America, and after the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed by a rabid, young white nationalist speeding his car into a crowd, Donald Trump equivocated to the point of tacitly sanctioning Fascism in America. This collapsed the political floor. We are now below politics and nothing less than the lifeline of decency is at ... Read Full Story
Aug 02, 2017, 15 smiles I just finished reading my way through the Community Feed KindSpring Community Feed this morning, and am filled with smiles! :)))))) Yes, it's a daily thing, but still never ceases to amaze. I always experience a heartfelt glow and nod my head with a smile and a yes!, when I read posts like these two from this morning ... I was just reading another post on KS today and it got me thinking -- KindSpring has had an amazing affect on how I think and how I react to others. There was a time when I would get so hurt and angry and react like that. All that does is make the situation worse. It is like giving away your inner power. Since being involved with this wonderful site, I have noticed major changes. When people now surprise me with unacceptable things they do and say, I step back and think about ... Read Full Story
May 23, 2017, 1 comments, 8 smiles Kindness around Manchester ... within 20 minutes of the bomb going off, tweets from locals offered strangers a place to say. Soon, countless more offered up their homes, coushes and kettles. Merchants outside the venue were giving out shirts that can used as towel for those who were bleeding. Taxis offered free rides to everyone and strangers gave long rides to out-of-town folks. Local hotels have been taking in children who attended the concert alone or who couldn't find their parents and helping them reconnect with their loved ones. There are long lines for blood donations, and hospitals said they're good for now. :) Cafes are offering free coffee to emergency services. Social media is acting as a tool for strangers to help loved ones find each other.
Nov 26, 2016, 1 comments, 2 smiles This is what jumped out at me, from the article about "election stress", the link takes you to: "One even better way to lower your stress response is to do those things that you do best, and do them for others. If enough of us apply our own special talents to doing good, then perhaps the cumulative good will have a chance of canceling out the bad, while lowering our collective stress in the process. That may sound naïve, but it works. Love and compassion are actually moreeffective ways to counter the brain’s stress response, by activating all those positive brain hormones, nerve chemicals, and brain pathways, than is trying hard to reduce stress. When I asked the Dalai Lama whether he uses meditation to reduce stress, he shook his head. “Stress,” he said, was not a word in the Buddhist tradition. When I asked why, then, does he meditate, he answered, compassion ... Read Full Story
Nov 06, 2016, 11 smiles Just read this wonderful post by KindSpring member Gyrocloudy and want to share it with you: A Friend Of Mine ... A friend of mine watched me enter here in KS. He asked: "what is that place you always visit?" Then I made a quick briefing for him. Then he was reflexive and asked: - So, all of you people are boasting about good deeds? I remained in silence. Then, a few minutes later I said: - No. We share positive thoughts and invite people to change for good. It's inspiration and daily dosis of good vibes. It's an inspiration, because you can emulate those good deeds and apply them into your life. And you start to change your world and spread kindness. Then he replied: - But that doesn't work too much. There's many evil in this planet, and you guys are few against an army of negativity. Besides, you don't change anything by simply posting ... Read Full Story
Sep 11, 2016, 4 smiles 🌟And President Obama said, "Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."🌟
Sep 02, 2016, 4 smiles One of our KindSpring members just posted a beautiful Smile Card story ... Had a beautiful day today, met lots of lovely people! After church and a lovely coffee talking to everyone there I went for a walk and a visit to the local garden centre. I looked at all the beautiful trees and flowers, furniture and decoration. I decided to have some lunch and chose a warm tomato and basil soup, love my soups :-) I often leave kind notes for the staff when I go out so I took out one of the Smile Cards I carry in my handbag and wrote on it "Delicious soup, thank you!" and left. I went to the farm shop next door and got some treats and lovely veggies and fruit. Then decided to sit for a while to wait for my taxi to go home. There's a nice little corner close to the cafe with ... Read Full Story