Photo illustration by me. All other photos in this post via 366 Random Acts.
The Karma Yoga series are a collection of posts on Alive in the Fire about individuals and organizations who believe in giving back to those in need. I hope this post inspires you to consider how you can share your yoga beyond the mat.
Today I bring you the story of Ryan Garcia, a blogger who is on a journey to give back by completing a random act of kindness every day this year.
Ryan's list has included quite an interesting mix of selfless actions... everything from taking a soldier and his family to a a Northwestern basketball game (pictured above) to donating diapers to a Chicago nonprofit, cleaning the house for his wife, and smiling at strangers or giving them hugs to brighten their day.
It's awesome to read about how Ryan's daily actions range from extraordinary (like registering to become an organ/tissue donor, or mentoring a child in need) to simple, everyday activities which really make a difference (like writing a poem for his mom, or shoveling all of the snow on his block for neighbors).
It's no wonder Ryan's story has been picked up by local news and written about on the web. He's one guy with a lot to give. Keep up the wonderful work, Ryan, and thanks for inspiring others to do the same. Support Ryan by liking his Facebook page and following him on Twitter; every "like" and "follow" earns 10 cents for charity!
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you approached each day as an opportunity to give freely to those around you? Talk about an inspiring way to look at the world!
Do you have a story to share in the Karma Yoga series? Write to me at aliveinthefire at gmail dot com to share your cause with this community of compassionate yogis.