This month all YogaLifeWay classes will be an opportunity to practice Karma Yoga. We will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Millington's First United Methodist Church Food Bank.
This past spring's devastating floods in our area brought back memories of five years ago when I evacuated Hurricane Katrina. Although my house and my family were safe this time, I remembered how I felt then and how dependent we were on the kindness of strangers. I had to do something to feel useful.
|Kid #6 sorting beans at|
the food bank
and accept bags of food. I wondered if it was the floods or something else that brought them to a point where they needed help to put dinner on the table. The reason didn't matter, I knew all too well there but for the grace of God go I.
I remembered how I was embarrassed to be standing in a FEMA aid line five years ago, like I didn't deserve this. Does anyone deserve to be homeless or hungry?
I don't live in a poor neighborhood. I live in a nice house in a nice town and can afford to eat what I want when I want. It's easy to forget how truly blessed I am.
My desire is for YogaLifeWay classes to be more than just a place to get our yoga bliss on. I'd like it to be a place where we who are blessed can gather and put our yoga into action. Help me start YogaLifeWay Karma Yoga this month. I'm asking everyone to bring non-perishable food items to any class this month to be donated to our local food bank. As an added bonus, anyone who donates 5 items will be eligible to win free cool yoga gear.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama