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Our Little Guy Is Now 2.5 ...

Nov 30, 2014, 2 comments, 18 smiles Our little guy is now 2.5 years old and we wanted to build even deeper roots of gratitude in our daily lives. Now that he's older and grasps the idea of being thankful we felt it was a good time to start a new tradition. Over the last week during our bedtime routine we started talking about what each of us was thankful for within our day. My son, Kavi, immediately jumped into the conversation to tell us everything he was thankful for starting with all his daycare teachers. I think my expectation was he would be thankful for things...his toys, special blanket, etc, but he took me by surprise when he started naming people and not things. Today, he told me he was thankful for food and snacks. He amazes us everyday and teaches us to grow deeper in compassion and kindness.

Song By One Republic

Aug 18, 2011, 2 comments, 1 smiles I'm really loving the song Good Life by One Republic. It totally brightens my day and reminds me of all the abundance I have in my life! Thought I'd share it with you all. : )

Delivering Rod's Tag

Aug 04, 2011, 7 comments When Rod suffered a stroke last month, bunch of us decided to do Walk-a-Mile-For-Rod.  After several weeks of compiling letters, well wishes, painting a flower and wooden mailbox, the tag was ready for Rod and his wife Connie! Neerav and I had the blessed opportunity to deliver Rod’s tag. Tag in hand and hearts overflowing with love and excitement, we were ready to spread generosity and smiles.  After a few knocks, Connie came to the door. We introduced ourselves and pulled out the very colorful wooden mailbox filled with beautifully ribboned heartfelt letters and wishes.  Despite being in the middle of their dinner, Connie invited us into their home. We decided to step in for a few minutes to see how Rod was doing. As soon as Rod saw us, he looked at his wife and said, “These are my friends…but they're more like family really.” He was speaking of the collective CharityFocus bunch. : )  Connie placed the mailbox ... Read Full Story

Trushna Shares ...

Jul 22, 2011, 2 comments Just came upon this wonderful story of kindness. Two young baseball fans and one baseball. Check out this story about how the older kid, Ian, performs a random act of kindness.

Geo Caching

Jul 01, 2011 Every morning I walk about 2 miles to get to my office. I look forward to the walk everyday as it gives me time to reflect and connect with nature. More recently, I've been dedicating my morning walk to Rod. I keep an eye out for change while taking time to look at each person and say, "Good Morning" or "Hello", or flash a simple smile (this comes naturally to me as I'm a southern gal).  Sometimes its the kids that reply back with the greatest amount of enthusiasm. Which makes me wonder why is it that as kids we are so excited about smiling and waving at strangers yet as we get older things shift? Food for thought. Anyhow, in addition to my morning walks, I'm going to create a cache and post it on geocaching.com in honor of Rod. I'm hoping to include a small blurb about Rod's beautiful AOK, a coin, and some other trinkets. Thanks to everyone who has "Walked a Mile" for Rod. Keep the responses coming!  : )

Walking A Mile For Rod

Jun 19, 2011, 4 comments Our friend, fellow CF'er, Rod Gardner recently suffered a stroke -- and a few of us wanted to tag him with act of kindness.  The idea is to "Walk a Mile for Rod" in your community, pick up any spare change you find on the streets, donate it to a soup kitchen and send me a story/photo/art/video about it so I put it all together and hand-deliver it to him. Some of you might recall Rod from some of the CF retreats.   Rod and his wife Connie (both in their 70s) spend two hours a day walking, to get their daily bit of exercise.  Along the way, they keep their eyes open for spare change, mostly pennies, that people have dropped and they pick it up and collect it.  When the coin-bags in their home become heavy (25 lbs), they carry it and walk to a local food shelter and donate it ... Read Full Story

Sharing Stories From Rod's Mile

Jun 18, 2011 Our friend, fellow CF'er, Rod Gardner recently suffered a stroke -- and a few of us wanted to tag him with act of kindness.  For the last nine years, Rod and his wife Connie have gone on daily 2 hr walks and picked up any change they've found along the way.  Whenever the coin bag gets heavy, they anonymously drop it off to a local food shelter.  To date, they must've donated $2500 like that.  So we thought that we'd all walk a mile for Rod!  CF posses from San Diego to New York to Urguay to India have agreed to join in -- and we hope the rest of you will too.  Do share a comment after you'd done it, so we can offer him an artistic expression of our collective goodwill.

Sharing Stories From Rod's Mile

Jun 18, 2011 Our friend, fellow CF'er, Rod Gardner recently suffered a stroke -- and a few of us wanted to tag him with act of kindness.  For the last nine years, Rod and his wife Connie have gone on daily 2 hr walks and picked up any change they've found along the way.  Whenever the coin bag gets heavy, they anonymously drop it off to a local food shelter.  To date, they must've donated $2500 like that.  So we thought that we'd all walk a mile for Rod!  CF posses from San Diego to New York to Urguay to India have agreed to join in -- and we hope the rest of you will too.  Do share a comment after you'd done it, so we can offer him an artistic expression of our collective goodwill.

Let's Do An IOU

May 31, 2011 This past Saturday I was in the Bodega Bay area. While there I visited a local bread shop, Wild Flour Bread. I wanted to purchase a small treat from this local organic shop but quickly realized they may only take cash, which I didn't have at the time. The nearest ATM/bank was 20 minutes away in Occidental so that wasn't an option either. When I asked the cashier if they took Debit cards, she smiled and said, "Sorry, we only take cash or check. But if you don't have either let's do a IOU. Just mail us the money or check when you get home." Not expecting this to be her response, I was taken aback. My first thought was this reminds me of the Karma Kitchen experience. I thanked her several times as she walked over with my straight from the oven hot treat! I left with a feeling of deep gratitude and joy. It's truly magical when another human being especially one you've never meet before shows you such trust and generosity.  This whole experience further renewed my trust in the universe and the interconnectedness that exists among us all.  I'm going to create a mini card and origami design to include in the envelope with my money. 

Trushna Shares ...

May 23, 2011 While at my local farmer's market at Jack London Square yesterday I stumbled into the the Doof-a-Palooza festival. At this festival, I checked out the One World Futbol Project. It's an amazing project in which the innovator and founder, developed a super durable ball for kids in third world countries. For every ball someone buys, the organization donates one to another country. The ball is amazing. Even if it punctures, it retains its shape and can we used. No need for pumps; it never deflates and it adjusts to climate, and altitude. In addition to these great features the organization is encouraging folks to purchase these balls to reduce waste. One ball typically can last 15 years which replaces many other balls that usually end up in the dump within a year or less. Several organizations and schools have purchased the ball in an effort to reduce costs. What a great invention!