I met Suzie Abels about a year ago through social media. We bonded instantly on both being authors, moms and people who know kindness is a great key to changing life as we know it. Suzie’s book, “Kindness on a Budget” speaks to this and with over one hundred Five Star Amazon reviews you know it is a good one. This book is written from Suzie’s heart and tells of times she has reached out with kindness in many different situations in her life. It usually does not cost a thing (or very little in money) to show others around you gratitude and love. In this time where we feel such division among us, it has never felt more important to do random acts of kindness. We can reach out every day in some little way to show others around us that they do matter and we are grateful for their service and or friendship. Suzie’s book is timely and her message is one that is inspired and aligned with who she is as a person. It is my great pleasure to bring you my friend, Suzie Abels.
AIM Spotlight for Suzie “Harijot” Abels
1) Please tell us a quote that you aim to live by- whether it be your own or from someone else that has inspired you.
A powerful and great moment for me was when I was in Nepal with my step-father, 4 years ago. We had traveled to the banks of a Holy area where people say goodbye to their loved ones. T he sights and smells were both beautiful and overwhelming for my senses.
We stood observing four Sadhu’s (Holy men) meditating on a cement structure. I felt drawn to them and many people walked by quickly.
Since we were with a translator he explained to us that these were “the real deal Sadhu’s” who had attained enlightenment and lived to be in the blissful state of deep meditation.
He told Om that I should sit with them, and when I did I felt as if I entered some Holy and deeply Sacred state of meditative consciousness.
After some time, I got up and said thank you directly to the four Holy men. The elder Sadhu locked eyes with me and nodded. I felt as if the experience had helped expand me spiritually & consciously without knowing exactly why and how.
I learned that I could be in a foreign country or in my own city and that the GIFT of both connection & meditation could be felt and perhaps seen too.
- Express GRATITUDE for 1-3 things daily (no matter what circumstances you are facing)
“An attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.”~ Yogi Bhajan
- One tool that is empowering is to be in service daily to another through an act of kindness. Do an act of kindness daily as it is an immense GIFT to both the giver & receiver alike (it can be a phone call, a note, a gift, a smile, a hug, or just listening). My book “Kindness On A Budget” illustrates real life examples.
Send your responses to Suzie at: KindnessOnABudget at gmail.