Stories by schugani (3 matches)

26 Random Acts of Kindness for Sandyhook

Ann Curry is calling on people all over the world to do 26 random acts of kindness for each of the people killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Here's some inspiration from people who have already begun:   1. "Let my 4-year-old pick a car to leave flowers on at Walgreens." Via: @kristen97805958   2. Via:   3. "Day 2: 100% tip for a server at one of my favorite lunch spots!" Via:   4. "Instead of asking Santa for something, they brought him a Starbucks gift card." Via: @MichelleBoudin   5. "First act of kindness: paying for the car behind us crossing over the bridge." Via:   6. "An amazing woman just came in and did this & tipped us $20. There are beautiful people in the world." Via:   7. "Felt awesome to leave this on a car in the parking lot today. Not life changing but kindness is contagious." Via:   8. "Day 1: A latte for the kind security guard who stands outside our building, rain or shine, making sure we are safe." Via:   9. "This notecard and $ was given ... Read Full Story >>

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My Smile Deck Week

I recently received a Smile Deck, and decided to do a challenge, by drawing one card randomly every day!  Here were my opportunities for smiles this week ...  7 ♣ - Thurs. Sent encouraging notes to family members who are far away A   - Fri. Gave hugs to first five people I saw in the morning. They were exercising in the park. I announced my mission – to give hugs – and was enthusiastically accepted by 4, somewhat reluctantly by one. 6 ♣ - Sat. Made a lunch for my husband and included a written note with a joke in it. 9 ♣ - Sun. Put on a vintage “Sun, Wind & Fire” video for my husband & did a little joy dance to this fine disco music. 8 ♣ - Mon. Did a chore for a neighbor .Took out & carefully folded his dried laundry in our apartment laundry area. 9   - Tues. Donated a favorite recipe ... Read Full Story >>

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Soak In The Sight Of The Cosmos

I've always been enamored with the moon (maybe it's my culture - Indians tend to view the moon in a pretty romantic light). But I made a point to spend more time than usual admiring it yesterday.  It was so soft and beautiful in the sky, surrounded by sparse clouds, a bit more yellow than usual, and it felt a bit larger.

It just so happened that that morning, just before I went to the airport to come back to NY from Texas, I found a moon pendant someone close to my heart had given me, that I thought I had lost. It has an image of how the moon looked on the day I was born. It was a beautiful gift!

So there I was staring at the moon on my way to get groceries, with another moon around my neck. I know this is a bit cliche but looking reverently at the moon made me feel a bit smaller, and all the noises of New York City faded into the background of this universe that we live in.

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