For example, in Burma, on a birthday, it is expected to give gifts instead of receive gifts. This is a celebration of an individual’s capacity to share goodness. In gratitude, the receivers rejoice in this celebration, not because the gift of food or whatever the object is, but for the person being in a position to give.
Check out previous seva stories on this blog by clicking the Seva category. I offer a $5 discount towards massage or yoga for seva story shared. Keep your story to concise, one or two paragraphs. Spread the seva! Email or call in your story to me (Johanna) firstname.lastname@example.org