I'm joining Service Space because ... I love the concept of inspiring and connecting people through volunteerism.
A good day to me is when ... People around me are smiling and are happy :)
My hero in life is ...Gosh too many - maybe Siddhartha
My favorite book is ...My parents!
One thing I'm grateful for is ... Having amazing friends and family always in my life.
Apr 29, 2015, 9 smiles This beautiful poem was shared to me from an email from my mom. It was dedicated to all walks of life at the request of cancer stricken little girl who asks people to slow down. SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, “How are you?” Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, with the next hundred chores running through your head? You'd better slow down Don't dance so fast. Time is short The music won't last. Ever told your child, We'll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die Cause ... Read Full Story
Mar 20, 2014, 1 comments, 6 smiles Just read a great story on PBS News Hour: Michigan Promises to Pay Your Tuition, But You Must Pay-it-forward. This is really a great idea, it's interest free and could help kids come out of the poverty line, while contributing (and also paying it forward) to society after they get their education. :)
Jul 31, 2012, 1 comments, 5 smiles An inspiring email that we received in our KT email archives: On September 15th 2011 I started feeding the homeless people after having lost my consulting job with Cisco. I realized that if I am having a karmic lesson through the job loss, I need to do something to build good karma. So I made 20 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and with fear went into the St. James Park San Jose, where there are gangs, people using drugs, and people who are mentally ill and disenfranchised. I would quickly give the sandwich without looking into the person's eyes and get into my car - grateful my car was not broken into!!! I would feed 2-3 times a week, and each time it was quick-n-go. Then my fears started leaving me and I would stand up to the gangs in my own way when they would yell out for "Lamb"! My limited ... Read Full Story
Jun 29, 2012, 1 comments, 3 smiles This past week, the Yankees baseball team hosted their "Hope Week"... and throughout the week, they did all these small acts (and also some large acts) of kindness. One story that really touched me is about Little Andy Fass...Andy is legally blind from a condition called oculocutaneous albinism. This past Wednesday, June 27th, just two months after he learned what a baseball is, the Yankees honored little Andy to throw out the first pitch in the baseball game. As most boys dream about playing baseball in the big leagues, well this time around, little Andy's dream came true...he not only threw the first pitch, but he also high 5'd the team after the victory...Now I'm not a Yankees fan by any means (Go Phils)...but this is beautiful and inspiring story. Glad that they Yankees are giving back to the community.
Jun 28, 2012, 2 smiles Please check out our newest Karmatube video (http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3120): Dialogue in Nigeria Trailer; this is a beautiful video of people opening their hearts and having a dialog of what is troubling them and how they can work differences out, but more importantly, what things they have more in common. This dialog of the between citizens who talk about peace is quite extraordinary.
Jun 24, 2012, 2 comments, 8 smiles KarmaTube just got a touching note from one of our subscribers -- "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for what you do. I'm a kind and sensitive person that lives and works in a very privileged world. Despite that, I regularly feel trodden on by life and fall into a kind of sad numbness that the world is an empty place where no-one cares about anything but themselves - which I know is not true but the evidence seems contrary. Watching your videos is like oxygen to me. They breathe life force back into me when they make me realise that goodness and positive action are still alive and well. And I happily share them so that hopefully they will do the same for others around me. So thank you, thank you, thank you. Please keep up the great work."
Aug 04, 2011, 2 comments, 1 smiles Just the other day, as I was in an elevator I ran into an acquaintance of mine from work. She didn’t look so good and I asked her if she was ok. She was not ok, she broke down crying and she started telling me about her life and how she’s had an extremely rough few months (she got recently divorced) in her personal life. We started talking, and one thing lead to another -- I started telling her some bad jokes hoping to make her smile (instead I should have just gave her a dunganation bear hug – that would have done the trick) – and yet instead I started telling her about some life-changing affirmations I read about many years ago. And then just two days ago, I read, on DailyGood’s site (thanks DG!), about 7 Practices to Cultivate Compassion. Not that I knew it would help her on not, but I told ... Read Full Story