Inspiring links (from minimalism to contentment)

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(Every week, I publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up from minimalism to contentment!)

3 ways to feel good when things seem bad

Joshua Becker writes about how minimalism is less about the things you remove and more about the things you add in his post Minimalism:Addition not subtraction

Create more, Consume less

It can feel good to let go, and by letting go, you are freeing yourself. Letting go of fake needs.

Be great and full and abundance will dawn in your life.

Contentment is more important than happiness. Learn how to go from being unhappy with yourself to being content?  A guide to practical contentment

$100 have been raised so far for my fundraiser $200 for clean water. Help me reach my goal in the next ten days by donating generously for the cause. For more details, visit http://give.water.org/fundraiser/1111/

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

200$ for clean water…Together we can make a difference!

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Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in Heaven the deed appears –
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease and diarrhoea remains the second leading cause of death of children under the age of five. Currently 800 million people (1 out of every 9) drink water that is likely to make them sick. And diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

The problem is enormous but we can make a difference.This is our world and our opportunity to change it.For only $25, Water.org can get someone safe water for life. Co-founded by Matt Damon, Water.org has been helping people get sustainable solutions for over twenty years. We can make a difference in the world, we can help change someone’s life.

One way you can help

You can donate $5.00, $10.00, $50.00, or any dollar amount you choose. I have selected $200 as the fundraising goal & I hope, we can achieve this with your help.

Donate generously! Donation doesn’t have to be huge…It’s the giving spirit that counts. Donate small or donate big!

Additionally, you can support this goal by sharing this post on social media. But the greatest gift you can give today is the needed funds to provide clean water to somebody who needs it. And somebody, somewhere whom you will never meet will thank you for it!

Inspiring links (from blogging to photography)

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(Every week, I  publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy this week’s round up on photography and blogging !)

Tammy Strobel clicks amazing photographs using her iphone. Learn her secrets at  Everyday Magic: iPhone photography tips & tools

Peter Knight  uses his talent with camera for philanthropic work at MSF School, Hyderabad. Also check out his beautiful pics in the gallery.

10 great ways to get noticed as a blogger

How to start a successful blog today

An online fun-filled, unedited, uncensored way of writing three pages a day about anything and everything that comes to your mind. Be creative and get your ideas flowing at 750words.com

Frozen moments

Love and blessings,

Shaloo

5 things to do for a perfect day

My guest post  ‘5 things to do for a perfect day’ was published on 5thingstodotoday.com  yesterday. Thanks to David for giving me a chance to write my views about the things could help us in making our day a perfect one.

  • Laugh – A good time to laugh is anytime you can. Carry laughter with you wherever you go. Look for opportunities in your day to laugh and spread laughter.Read more…

I hope that more people may find a graceful way to make their days perfect without spending money.Let’s make this holiday not about giving each other presents, but enjoying each other’s presence. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

 

Causes close to my heart

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“What is the use of living, if it not be to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”— Winston Churchill

Charity blesses both the giver and the receiver. In the words of Noah and The Whale, “If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own”.

There are numerous organisations working for various causes, from helping to prevent children’s diseases to societies aiding abused animals but it is not possible to support all. One simply cannot give to all.

It’s very important to deciding which charity or cause is close to your heart. Giving to the causes which are important to your values and life makes you feel worthwhile and gives a sense of purpose to your life.Bless yourself and your cause by donating your money or time where your heart tells you.

Here’s a list of the organisations that are close to my heart and are doing an amazing work in making this world a better place to live in:

  • Art of Living: The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress-management and service initiatives all over the world. It has been working in about 152 countries on diverse humanitarian projects like disaster relief, sustainable rural development, women empowerment, prisoner rehabilitation, education for the under-privileged and environmental awareness. I joined Art of Living four years back when I did Part I course and my life has been transformed. I have been associated with Art of Living since then, first as a volunteer and then as a teacher and it has been a wonderful and immensely satisfying experience.Nothing is more fulfilling than being an instrument of change in someone else’s life. One can either be a volunteer with the organisation and work for the betterment of society or can donate for its initiatives through Dhama Sthamba Yojana.
  • 29 Gifts: I came to know about this when I read the book ’29 gifts’ by Cami Walker about a year back. I was touched by her story and immediately signed up for 29 days giving challenge.29 Gifts is a global giving movement with a mission to revive the giving spirit in the world. The idea is to change our lives and change the world by giving one gift a day for 29 days. 29 gifts has made giving and kindness acts a part of my daily routine. Learn how our 29 days giving challenge works and sign up now.
  • Jyoti Sarup Kanya Asra Society: It is a small orphanage for girls set up in village,Kharar. With a mission to help the destitute, and abandoned girls irrespective of their religion, caste or creed, JSKAS is a home to 55 girls.It not only takes care of their basic necessities but also offers them personal care, good living conditions, proper education, and security, which they have been deprived of. My office team goes to the orphanage once a month and we donate in whatever capacity we can.

If you find my post helpful,it would mean so much to me for you to take some time and check out these non-profits. Please donate as a THANK YOU.