Today’s Seva story #36 of 100 comes from Dana who lives on Pender Island BC. Seva means 

selfless service for the benefit of community and the environment. I am collecting 100 Seva 

stories to share ideas, inspiration and positive news.

Dana writes; “One of my main passions in life is music. When my husband and I moved to a small island (pop 1700) in Canada’s gulf islands we weren’t certain how we could share music with our new community. We found music lacking in the school so decided to volunteer  to establish a children’s choir. The first 4 months we had 4 to 6 kids on average. I remember saying to my husband that if there weren’t more by the next week I was ready to toss in the towel. Our patience was rewarded as the numbers swelled to 28 ( 1/3 of the entire school).

All the energy we put into the kids came back tenfold. To see their confidence grow as they sang for their friends and family was wonderful. We watched them develop life long skills, working together as a team and were privileged to share our love of music with them. We stayed on this journey for 9 years, time we cherished. I firmly believe that the more you give, the more you receive. Sometimes you just need patience.”

Please share your Seva story with me so we can spread the Seva! Namaste and Aloha,  Johanna Waters