Wednesday, July 07, 2010

happy birthday, brother

(banana leaf, over exposed)
If we develop concern for other people's welfare, share other people's suffering, and help them, ultimately we will benefit. If we think only of ourselves and forget about others, ultimately we will lose. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes.

~ HH Dalai Lama ~

For the Dalai Lama's birthday, Se'lah hosted A Random Act of Kindness Day. "Do a random kindness for someone. It can be small."

Today was garbage day. I planned to bring the neighbors' cans in from the street for them. One of my neighbors got there first and brought mine in for me.

So, HHDL, in honor of your birthday, I just tried to be kind. Period.

I hope you had a good birthday and if you are out there listening, please send some birthday blessings to my brother. Today is his birthday...and Mom and I are taking him to lunch.


Kathryn Grace said...

I love that you were the recipient of a random act of kindness. Happy birthday, Brother! May your time together be filled with laughter.

SE'LAH... said...

How beautiful that you tried to be a giver but instead became a recipient of a random act of kindness. It was meant to be that way ;)

happy birthday brother!

Tracy said...

Hope you had a lovely day with your brother--happy birthday year to him! And how wonderful you act of kindness preceeded you. :o) Happy Days, Wanda!

Carrie Link said...

Birthday love!

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Birthday all around! I think being a recipient of kindness is as important in its own way as being a giver of kindness.

Anonymous said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

Joan said...

Glad you got to spend time with our brother. Wish I had been there, too.