I'm joining Service Space because ... ServiceSpace projects are a major part of my day, everyday!
A good day to me is when ... I have done something for someone with no expectation of anything in return.
My hero in life is ...ServiceSpace
My favorite book is ...To Kill a Mockingbird
One thing I'm grateful for is ... I'm in the company of like-hearted people.
Sep 18, 2018, 1 comments, 9 smiles A poignant comment received this morning on The Magic Mirror of Betty Peck, which was featured as today's DailyGood: When I look in a mirror, I don't see something wonderful. However, I do know the power of seeking and moving towards one's Values. I have been having trouble identifying those Values in my life in order to find direction. This video gave me 3 Values to pursue: Goodness, Oneness and Diversity. I know that if I move that direction, I will be able to see magic in the mirror again.
Dec 08, 2017, 2 comments, 16 smiles A beautiful ripple from Pavi's talk on Giftivism: Reclaiming the Priceless: since last December when we first saw this video on youtube we have printed 1000 SMILE CARDS and have been giving . Who knows what ripples are being created ? Where this ripples will die down> Perhaps never. Each act will give rise to another new set of ripples. GIFTIVISM has no end only a beginning. It begins with me,you & us. ~ Mohan Nishtala
Nov 08, 2017, 6 comments, 29 smiles A few months ago, I was caught up in tracking the number of videos that were being added to the KarmaTube site as the number inched towards 2,000. I was all set to mark the milestone here on this feed. Then, I got involved in setting up a new system of managing the video write-up process with Pavi, and noticed by happenstance a few days ago that the number of videos had surpassed the 2,000 mark. So, here is the big reveal: TA DA! KarmaTube now has 2,028 videos up on the site. It has been a true joy to work with all the volunteers and behind-the-scenes coordinators and tech wizards to add to this curated library of inspirational, social change videos that are touching the lives of our community of engaged viewers. This pledge on the most recent Video of the Week, Song for Rain, exemplifies the impact of KarmaTube ... Read Full Story
Oct 02, 2017, 2 comments, 9 smiles In light of the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, wanted to share this pledge on the video "I Trust You." I pledge to keep working to prevent gun violence. I pledge to continue walking down the street with an expectant smile on my face, hoping that others will see friendliness in my face and respond in kind. ~ Mary Lewis Grow
Aug 11, 2017, 1 comments, 17 smiles A Complaint and a Compliment to ServiceSpace. KarmaTube received this complaint a couple of days ago: "I find the music behind your interviews and narratives to be very obtrusive. I'm sure somebody thinks it adds to the experience, but for me it's too loud and is distracting from the message." We responded, asking if there was a particular video that was annoying, and explained a bit about KarmaTube and our curation process. Below is the reply, with a compliment to ServiceSpace. :) "Thanks so much for your timely response! And for not being snarky about such a complaint that was not even specific... The trigger for me was Daily Good for August 8--localization for people and the earth. And just the final straw! I've given up on too many online videos & do it yourself YouTube episodes because someone thinks a loud music track is an addition to their instructions, whereas it's a distraction ... Read Full Story
Jun 06, 2017, 1 comments, 10 smiles One of the seven (now eight) people killed in the recent London attack was Christine Archibald, originally from Castlegar, British Columbia. Christine worked at a homeless shelter in Calgary, Alberta, before moving to Europe with her fiancé. Her death has inspired acts of kindness by people all over the world after her family released a statement asking people to honor her memory by "making your community a better place." #ChrissySentMe
Jun 01, 2017, 2 comments, 11 smiles This exuberant comment was just posted on the most recent KarmaTube Video of the Week: Sacks of Hope: Classroom Acts of Kindness. "WOW! WOW! WOW! This is beyond inspiring! Now that is what GREAT teaching is all about... educating children about what truly matters. Teaching about how to make a difference. Teaching about compassion, empathy and kindness. THIS is what those students will remember. Thank you, Mr. Lewandowski, and all these wonderful young boys and girls who are helping to change the world, one sack of hope at a time. You are helping to create a huge ripple effect of kindness. I am going to share this with my 2 young girls, ages 5 and 7 and begin to truly focus on being of service as a family. Bless you all!" The teacher in the video, Leon Lewandowski, is a KindSpring member who initiates a Kindness Challenge with his third and forth grade students every April. Thank you, Mish, for bringing this video to KarmaTube's attention. It is such a joy to share these acts of kindness with KarmaTube's 69K+ Video of the Week subscribers.
Apr 09, 2017, 2 comments, 13 smiles This beautiful message of living life with purpose came in to KarmaTube, and I wanted to share it with the wider ServiceSpace community: "I wrote earlier this winter as I pondered my organic garden for the coming spring, "I don't want to plant it if it doesn't feed someone. I don't want to write it if it doesn't inspire someone. I don't want to say it if it doesn't validate someone. I don't want to think it if it doesn't think of them with compassion and; I don't want to pray if it doesn't hold someone in the Light for their highest good". All my thoughts, words, actions and prayers can be for the benefit of others. Even when I exercise for strength, flexibility or endurance, I devote my exercise the benefit I am looking for (strength, flexibility or endurance) to someone who I know or have met that may need more strength to face what they are facing, more flexibility in body or mind and more endurance for simple or complex tasks in their daily lives. This is practicing living life with devotion. Peace, Light and Love Michael "
Feb 14, 2017, 8 smiles We just received a very sweet comment from a KarmaTube viewer ... Hello and thank you so much for offering KarmaTube to the world. I am a public school teacher (certified to teach grades 6-12 in multiple subjects including history (U.S. and world), political science, ELA, environmental science, biological science and a couple of others. Having recently come across KarmaTube, I have already shared the resource and used its videos multiple times. I am finding ways to use this site in so many different areas and my students have had many new and wonderful experiences as a result. Thank you! The website states that the organization is looking for help with content writing and I am happy to offer my assistance. I am an Ivy League educated scientist and, as stated, have a great deal of experience with teaching. Writing is a passion of mine and I have written extensively on myriad ... Read Full Story
Feb 14, 2017, 1 comments, 14 smiles Received a beautiful gift (actually, six) from Jean Yao, who used to make e-cards for SSp many years ago. I was looking for an image to use for the "Why Be Kind?" video that was brought to KarmaTube by Pavi, and has recently been featured on DailyGood. Not seeing anything I liked, I contacted Jean to see if she had any images from old e-cards that she had made in the past. She made some new ones, and not knowing which one I'd like, sent me all six that she had done in a matter of hours. She has been disturbed by what is happening in the U.S. and responded: "To do something nice is a wonderful therapy to move forward. ;-)" I will share them all with you once I figure out how to add more than one image to this message ( :) ) in case any of you would like to use them in your various newsletters.