We hosted the last day of summer camp for a dear friend. We love hearing the kids laughing and splashing all day long. It’s good for them and even better for us!
I had been having a terrible week, trying to push through all of the negative things that seemed to be happening to me. But, a customer changed all of that when I was at my lowest. He thanked me and said words I desperately needed to hear. he made extra effort to let my highest manager know how much I helped him and how valuable my service had been. I was absolutely shocked. I almost cried. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Whenever I have a sad moment, I think of that man’s kind words and smile. He went so far out of his way to let the right people know and I will forever use him as an inspiration for how I live my life.
Today I was working really hard cutting the hedge for my aunt, even though it wasn’t one of my jobs. It was really hard work and I was tired after a while. Then a young man that I’ve never seen before in my life biked along the street and asked if I needed help. I said no thank you, but his offer gave me the strength and will to finish the job for my very grateful aunt.
Yep — that is a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama dancing with dear friend and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Arch flew to His Holiness’ home in Dharamsala, India to discuss joy in the face of adversity. Something these two men know a lot about. Their discussion will b the basis of a new book, THE BOOK OF JOY. Then Archbishop Tutu surprised his friend with a birthday party for His Holiness’ 80th bday. School kids sang, the old friends dance [well sorta'] and blew out trick candles. it was fun and oh so GOOD! [photographer Tenzin Choejor captured the dancers in action]