Seva story

Today’s Seva story #67 of 100 comes from me (Johanna) and I live on Maui. Seva means selfless service for the benefit of all. I am collecting 100 stories to share ideas, inspiration and positive news.

This past May I volunteered in Nepal for a non profit Called “Buds to Blossoms”. “Buds to Blossoms is a Pediatric Massage Volunteer Program, which brings international teams of volunteers to Kathmandu, Nepal and Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam several times a year. There the volunteers provide pediatric massage and other forms of bodywork to AIDS orphans, children affected by HIV/AIDS, orphans with disabilities, and other disadvantaged children.”

I enjoyed massaging many beautiful  children from infants to teenagers. The kids were responsive to massage and often wanted more than one turn. A lot of the older kids knew english well, making it easier to communicate. I really loved seeing the kids massaging each other when the volunteers were busy. Even in less fortunate circumstances, we are all family, that thrives when we take care of each other.

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