About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I value what is created within this community. When, I was a little girl, I stated I want to help others...I was humbly led to the value of and to embody the act of giving selflessly.

A good day to me is when ... filled with being of service to at least one person or place, seeing my children smile and/or laugh, and just BEing with all the beauty around me.

My hero in life is ...My Brother...Brian Toro

My favorite book is ...The Gift by Hafiz and a Book of old hungarian folktales...name unknown

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Okay more than one...my family, my children, LIFE, Mother Earth, humanity, SILENCE and the opportunity to GIVE.


I Thought This Circle Of Friends ...

Jun 23, 2014, 2 smiles I thought this circle of friends might really enjoy hearing this inspiring interview with Scott Swanson...It was inspired when I saw these words he wrote..."I'm grateful and humbled to be gifted a life of living in service to others. The journey begins within. As I learn and grow I pray that I may help more people come home to good health, wellbeing and tap into the innate power we all truly are. And so it is..." 

A Simple Way To Give And ...

May 20, 2014, 7 smiles A simple way to give and receive...listen.  

A Little Heart To Heart And ...

May 08, 2014 A little heart to heart and hand to hand giving this Sunday or when you have space to contemplate and BE still. Join us at the Grandmother Tree with Robin Youngblood for a special meditation with the Oso Washington Community. We are honoring all the global communities that are currently being impacted or recovering from the natural and human disasters.   

Today, I Gifted...my Children's Bikes And ...

Apr 22, 2014, 4 comments, 3 smiles Today, I gifted...my children's bikes and a basketball hoop to the family that takes care of the landscape where I am renting my home. They are very sweet and have joyful children. A neighbor called the police on them. The neighbor did not recognize them and was concerned they were stealing the items I had gifted them. I am so thankful I stayed home and was able to explain to the police. Fortunately, the officer asked if I spoke enough Spanish to explain the misunderstanding to the couple. So, in my broken Spanish, I explained to these dear people...why the neighbors were concerned. I apologized again after the police left. How I dream of a day when we no longer have to even think someone is "stealing" anything. How I dream of day when "we" no longer need or want to steal. How I dream of a day that police arrive only to help them load the bikes into the truck. Until then, I am grateful for the opportunity to give more than just bikes and a hoop today! 

Two Tea Trees One From The ...

Apr 10, 2014, 2 comments, 6 smiles Two tea trees one from the Amazon and one from Taiwan...they both inspire me to serve when I drink them daily. Ultimately, they remind me that when we are selflessly serving others we are ultimately serving the whole.   

Traditional Values And Visions Of A Hopi

Mar 31, 2014, 1 comments, 5 smiles I could not help but think of you guys while reading this! Grateful for all of you within Service Space! --Suz A Hopi…..is one who’s lifetime quest is to gain strength and wisdom through prayer, education and experience; to acquire a practical & spiritual understanding of life in general and to acquire the ability to address life’s circumstances and community needs from an eagle’s viewpoint with a caring attitude & humility; A Hopi….is one who fulfills the meaning of Kyavtsi by maintaining the highest degree of respect for and obedience to moral standards & ethics, so as not to knowingly abuse, alter or oppose the progressive order and cycle of nature and the sacred manifestations of the creator’s teachings; A Hopi….is one who fulfills the meaning of Sumi’nangwa and will come together to do activities for the benefit of all, out of a compelling desire and commitment to contribute or return something of ... Read Full Story

BeSimply...GivingTree {Hugs} 03/03 By Suzanne Toro ...

Mar 09, 2014, 2 smiles BeSimply...GivingTree {Hugs} 03/03 by Suzanne Toro | Culture Podcasts Join 'She' for the GivingTree. ‘She' will shine a light on the gift of trees and power of hugging a trees. Connect with the Tree Network. Shining a Light on Empty Hands Music Welcome to EmptyHandsMusic, a music initiative by Nimo Patel, where music, love and service intersect. Music by: Empty ...

Today...Connect With The Wisdom Flowing From ...

Nov 09, 2013, 1 comments, 4 smiles Today...Connect with the wisdom flowing from the heart of Ramon Rodriguez...He shares, "Migration is part of nature. We greet the animals, birds and insects with what they need when they migrate (food, water, shelter)...Shouldn't we do this with human migrates?" This is his painting called migration...a simple reminder to keep our hearts and homes open to all...

A Simple Way To Serve Our ...

Jul 27, 2013, 2 comments, 8 smiles A simple way to serve our communities...Eat Local, Give LOCAL! Then, If inspired pay half of your meal forward to a neighbor or a homeless person...OR...give from the garden and the pantry the extra food. Simply food giving! FUN! (idea: you can have half of your meal boxed up before you start eating at a restaurant and take it home to a neighbor or someone without a home)

Raj's Poem On Being In Service

Jul 25, 2013, 11 comments, 6 smiles The ripples are always fun to observe.  Last week, bunch of us met in LA during Nipun's trip.  As everyone shared their small service moments, filmmaker named Raj said he only had one of them, many years ago.  Since the circle, though, he's been thinking and just sent along this beautiful poem ...  Being in Service to Others I recently was at a friend’s house, his name is Popatbhai. Fifteen year I have known him, he is still a nice guy. This time it was something new, they called it a circle I am wondering among the present, which one was the oracle. A bright young man talked about it, introduced it soon He told us about the circle, his name he said is Nipun “What to say”, “how to say” was on everybody’s mind Nipun said few things, he helped our thoughts to unwind This lady named Suzanne, she was first to share. She told us about jumping off the ... Read Full Story