About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to ground my life in love, and this is the perfect community for working on that goal.

A good day to me is when ... I see others practicing kindness and non-judgment. It is a beautiful thing :)

My hero in life is ....

My favorite book is ....

One thing I'm grateful for is ... perspective.

Entirely Volunteer-Run

Jul 03, 2014, 13 smiles Infinite Love just got an email from a perhaps puzzled lady browsing our website: "Good evening. I was browsing through your website and I just wanted clarification. Does your organization hire employees that get paid or is it strictly volunteers that run it? I know it said something like that on the home page, but I've never heard of an organization that runs strictly on volunteers. I just needed clarification on that." I enjoyed sharing with her the power of an organization that runs on love. :)  

A Serious Frivolity

Jun 25, 2014, 4 comments, 11 smiles We have so many poets in the ServiceSpace community! I recently discovered a new gem. Dearest Bernie of Canticle Farm has an endless stream of poetry flowing through her, and I felt so blessed to be able to hear some of it during my visit over the past two weeks. She recently started posting her poems online. Below is one of my favorites. Visit her blog for more! A Serious Frivolity Savoring the substance of existence is a serious frivolity. Someone must do it. Someone must love luminous hours when leaves marry light and refuse to stop shining. Someone must speak the sweetness of lilacs or it will be lost beneath smog. Someone must bask in the beauty of blessing because the news knows only brokenness. When you give yourself to a particular place the power and peace of that place give themselves through you. So savoring the substance of existence is a serious frivolity. Someone must do it. Will that someone be you? 

Selfless Blessings: A Store With No Price Tag

Jun 09, 2014, 3 comments, 10 smiles My friend Steve shared this news piece with me about a woman in Missouri who opened "a store with no price tags that helps those in need." I found the part about the man who needed a coat not being able to get one from a store full of coats to be very moving. Feeling grateful for people like the lady in this video who are putting the gift ecology to work.   Link to Original Video    

Sidewalk-Scattered Smile Cards :)

Feb 27, 2014, 3 comments, 14 smiles Had lunch with a friend this weekend. While walking to the subway afterward, I reached into my jacket pocket for something and a stack of smile cards I had there spilled out onto the sidewalk. My friend looked curiously at the "smiles" scattered on the ground as we picked them up, so I explained what they were. I gave him one in case he ever wanted to use it and forgot about it. Today, I got the following email: "Hi! Just wanted to tell you that I ended up trying out the smile card the other day—felt inspiringly refreshing to do so! What I didn’t expect was how it made my day—slowed it down and made me think of everyone around me a little differently, more connected, which seems rare in this manic town. That feeling has carried over even a couple days later. I guess it was an agnostic sign for me that the card fell out of your pocket on the street. :) Anyhow, thanks for sharing it with me! Perhaps I should get more of them and continue on."   Pretty awesome! :)