This sweet little soul wanted to do his “lion face” for this photo. He and the little boy next to him during our final circle brought on tears, when at the end of the impromptu @kiddingaroundyoga class we did at World Refugee Day, shared how happy and peaceful they felt. His friend said “I feel the best I have ever felt.” 😭 Thinking of the little ones at the border and their ailing parents, and all children everywhere, and how we have so much work to do right by them. We walked around a festival of refugees and resettled people, advocates working for support organizations, as well as other neighbors.
Celebrating other cultures, enjoying the miraculous sunlight that came out, honoring quietly how much many of these souls had gone through to make it to this moment right now-including some of these children. May our hearts soften, as @anipemachodron writes of Tonglen practice: “also known as “taking and sending,” reverses our usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. In tonglen practice, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending out whatever will benefit them on the out-breath. In the process, we become liberated from age- old patterns of selfishness. We begin to feel love for both ourselves and others; we begin to take care of ourselves and others.” May each of us embark more fully on the sacred path of awakening to profound love and service. No action, no loving thought is too small if it is directed at the relief of suffering of all beings. The moment you soften your heart and offer your love may transmute pain you and those you are with are carrying. 🙏 #international#refugees#yoga#children#healing#beautiful#bethechange#love#service#global#village#celebrate#connect#slowdown#connect#openyourheart#soften#tonglen#meditation#pemachodron
Hermano Pablo participated in the INROADS National Day of Service through a panel discussion of Greeks for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 51st National Keystone Conference. The panel discussed the lifelong membership benefits of Greek-lettered organizations.
When we feel the need to seek validation from other people for the decisions we make, there is a good chance we are making the wrong decision. If we have dropped to our knees and prayed to receive personal revelation regarding our choices then that should bring all the peace you need and the validation from others is unnecessary. If we start to doubt our decisions and feel the need to involve others to help us stick to a decision the best thing we can do is SLOW DOWN!
“I urge you to stretch beyond your current spiritual ability to receive personal revelation, for the Lord has promised that “if thou shalt [seek], thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things--that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.” -Russell M. Nelson
Who remembers Alfonso Rodriguez? I was fortunate enough to build Alfonso's home last year. Alfonso is 78 and lives in Soacha with his daughter after being widowed 10 years ago. He bought the land 22 years ago from a politician for close to nothing in exchange for his vote. Alfonso built the house himself out of any goods he could pull together, but did not have the resources to make improvements since then. The house only had one room that was shared with his daughter, and a small kitchen. There was an improvised bathroom outside built with rusty metal panels, as is the roof which leaks in the rain. Our volunteer team tore out the floor, poured the foundation with concrete and created a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and patio to provide space and comfort for Alfonso in his old age. The highlight of this day was conversing with him at lunch and seeing his face when we told him that all of our family and friends contributed donations to help him fund his home. It was truly the cutest thing I've ever seen. That smile. 🏠 I am returning to Colombia to build more homes in November. Please click the link in my profile for details. Families like Alfonso will directly benefit from your support. I will be matching all donations made this weekend. Thank you in advance for your support - no amount is too small. 🙏🏽🌱☀️🌎 #mayallbeingslivehappyandfree#shelter#service#voluntario#philanthropy#philanthropist#volunteer#internationalvolunteer#habitatforhumanity#hfhcolombia#hábitatParaLaHumanidadcolombia
I had forgotten that I had taken this picture. This is my 10-year anniversary pin from Mount Hood Community College as an educator. I've been in it coming up on my 18th anniversary on July 1st (Yes, I'm accepting all kinds of gifts.. blessings, sponsorship, snacks, flowers..) Anyhoo.. it has been such an honor and a pleasure to share my knowledge with those who are willing to accept it, challenge it, improve upon it and utilize it to further their walk in the industry. So many Beautiful Stories I can tell, so many successful influential Champions around the town( yes, puns intended) I am simply in awe of all of it. So I say to all my former students that are now colleagues and all my students that are just now graduated and that are still in school, thank you for allowing me to share my gifts with you.
Patience: “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” This morning I had the honor to help a man who was severely injured while manning a forklift at work. He woke up 2 days after the incident in the hospital where he stayed for 3 months. His attitude is so inspiring! His determination to improve and regain as much function in so impressive! He isn’t where he wants to be physically but mentally he is sharp as a tac.
Each day we make choices. We are just one choice away from our lives being changed forever in either direction.
How will your exercise patience delay? Who inspires you?
Who can you inspire or lift up today?
Who’s burden can you lighten?
As you reach out side of yourself your troubles don’t seem so big, you feel lighter, and you gain greater perspective. So get out there, help someone and love you for where you are. ❤️😘 #service#homehealthcarenurse#gainperspective#love#bealighthouse#alightinthedarkness
Binnenkort zal ik eens een podcast wijden aan de klantbeleving van @coolblue. Alles voor een glimlach kun je bij hun echt letterlijk nemen.
Ballonnen, spelen met de kinderen, niks is te gek. Wordt vervolgd... #coolblue#klant#service
What a fabulous week this has been at Miss North Carolina 👑 I could not be more proud of Papa Harold for his incredible efforts to the Miss Garner Local Scholarship Program. It is such an honor to serve on the committee under his leadership. And HUGE congratulations to the new MNCOT Caroline Credle 👑🎉👏🏻😉”Once. garner girl, always a Garner girl”
Gisterochtend half 6 ging de wekker.. voor de bruiloft in Dalfsen met de New Beetle cabrio! Ondertussen bezochten wij de mooie stad Zwolle en de omgeving.. met de autoverhuur kom je echt op mooie plekjes waar je anders niet zo snel zou komen.
Gisteravond om 12 uur eindelijk thuis maar wel met een voldaan gevoel, bruidspaar was erg blij met deze prachtige trouwauto!🎉🚗💍