gift of warmth

Small kindnesses with love
Know that for many having a warm blanket is not a small thing

small kindnesses

It is but a warm blanket. What of it? This question may come to mind. We thought the same. But then we realized not everyone has one. And to have a blanket to cover us, keep us warm on a cold night, is not a small thing. You know it when you do not have it. But because we never experienced not having such a basic need, we do not know its value. Ask a laborer who works in the day and comes back to sleep on a foot path on a make shift bed. Ask a mother who cannot keep all her children warm during a cold night. Ask an elderly who has to bear the cold in sickness.

Custom made with love!

We used special water resistant imported fabric to get these custom printed and stitched for better quality of warm blankets than the ones locally available.

Care for the displaced: brothers who are out of city laborers and refugees in Islamabad.

Our first act for the out of city laborers and refugees in Islamabad. A significant number of laborers find a place to sleep making a makeshift bed as the one you see in the picture above. Because they do not have a place to keep their belongings they often sleep in the cold without a blanket in the low temperatures of Islamabad winter nights. The cost of living even in even a shared one bedroom poor housing is too high in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, for a number of laborers to save money by not renting even a shared space so that they can send more back home to their families in villages.

Volunteers for small Kindnesses-Islamabad 2011

Flood affectees-2013

From a POEM

“… Only these brief moments of exchange. What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together…”

Danusha Lumeris


 We believe in the purposiveness of each being created. We each fulfill our purpose through a unique journey if it is in service of truth, justice, and beauty. As the sages taught, beauty is something we co-create through acts of sincerity, care, compassion, and the love of fellow beings. Essentially, all human manifestations of goodness and beauty have the Divine as the Source.

While the purpose appears daunting or the transcendentals elusive, we experience them in the phenomena of everyday occurrence, in the small, transient, apparently insignificant events that flow between us. These ‘brief moments of human exchange’, as Lumeris puts it, appear to be the subtle hues that are capable of creating a magnificent painting. There is something strangely spiritual in the exchange between two who do not know one another.

Nothing in human exchange is insignificant.



In the moment
Those three words that Hafiz exemplifies are the secret to living a fully engaged and fruitful life.

The 14th-Century celebrated Persian poet Hafiz’s work is not just very beautiful – it is useful too. Hafiz can teach us how to get the most out of our lives, writes Daniel Ladinsky.



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