I'm joining Service Space because ... I love the idea of inspired people doing inspirational work!
A good day to me is when ... I am able to engage in deep connection with a person, an animal, a place, etc.
My hero in life is ...My dad. Through so much adversity he has maintained compassion, wisdom and amazing grace.
My favorite book is ...the one I hope to write someday! ;)
One thing I'm grateful for is ... The ability to start over. And then start over again... and again...
Apr 02, 2016, 3 comments, 3 smiles I was recently the recipient of an incredible act of anonymous kindness. It came from out of nowhere, at exactly the right time. The magnitude of the gift moved me to tears, and I was so grateful and profoundly moved by the generosity of my unknown benefactor. But I was also sure there had been a mistake. In the midst of this beautiful act, I am ashamed to admit that I was momentarily overcome by feelings of unworthiness. I simply couldn’t believe I was deserving of such radical kindness. Had I been face to face with my benefactor, I would have given them 100 reasons why they “shouldn’t have”, attempting to convince them that they were wrong about me—that their generosity was misdirected. Fortunately, I quickly realized that to focus on my feelings of unworthiness would be to dishonor the gift and the beautiful spirit in which it was so ... Read Full Story
Oct 20, 2015, 2 comments, 7 smiles "Once I chose stillness over action the answer came to me. I had been asking the wrong question. Rather than “How do I save my brother?”, I should have asked, “How do I serve my brother?” I live in a lovely neighborhood in Southern California. I’m fortunate to have found a house to rent–in my price range–in a beautiful, affluent community. The lawns are well-maintained and precisely landscaped, the cars are shiny and new, and there’s a wonderful park—one of the nicest in town—just across the street. Last night, in that wonderful park, in this lovely neighborhood, in this affluent community, a man hanged himself on the monkey bars. Suicide. So close to home. RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. I don’t know the details of the tragic event. In general, my heart breaks for anyone so ravaged by despair, as I cannot fathom how sad a person must be to commit such a violent act ... Read Full Story