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A $5000 Surprise, Making Her Smile, and Receiving With Grace

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Story1 A $5000 surprise and an amazing group of friends.
Story2 How do you make a sad and lonely woman smile? She had the secret.
Story3 What is as amazing as giving? Learning to receive… with grace.
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Nov 07, 2013
A Journey to Inspire

A Journey to Inspire

Sri Lestari is a paraplegic who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. She lost the use of her legs while riding as a passenger on a motorcylce and, for ten years, never left her home. Indoensia, like many places in the developing world is a hostile environment of people with disabilities. Not only are the streets, footpaths, and buildings inaccessible, but their physical limitations carry broad stygmas. But Sri was tired of life as a shut-in. So she raised the money to buy a modified motorcycle she could ride from her wheelchair and began to re-engage with the world. Now, she and her bike are on a 12,000km journey across the Indonesian achepelago, both to celebrate her own freedom and to inspire others with disabilities to find their own.
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40 Days: The Productivity of Retreat

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40 Days: The Productivity of Retreat

Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.

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40 Days: The Productivity of Retreat

“When I was a child, I wanted to be a hermit. I can remember in particular a strange background desire I had for some years to live alone in a pine forest. Why a pine forest? I have no real idea. I have never spent much time at all in a real pine forest. But that was where I wanted to be. I could imagine myself dwelling in the dark, dank heart of a pinewood. Life there, I knew, would be more intense, more magical, than life at home. For a time, as a romantic and imaginative child, I entertained the idea that my desire to be surrounded by pines was due to my having been a Viking in a previous life… But beyond the Viking theme, there was something else in here: something about being alone. Wild loneliness, ringing like a bell. A sense of connection to something far greater than me, in a place which is not controlled by my kind, and is not in thrall to us. A sense of smallness, from which can come greatness.” This beautiful article shares more about the productivity of retreat. { read more }

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