Meet Ramesh, one of the kindest, biggest hearted people I've ever met. During my Nov. 2016 trip to our shelter in India, I received a text message from my friend Donnie Edwards who said he wanted to connect me to his friend in Bangalore, which is where our shelter is. I went to Ramesh's office and instantly, he wanted to know all about One Love and what we were doing for kids. Within 15 minutes of meeting, he said, "Kim, here's what I want to do for you, I'm going to sponsor renovating your entire shelter. My staff will manage the contractors, the work, and make sure we are as efficient as possible as we know this will be an interruption for the kids."
What?! Did I hear that correctly? I was speechless. Here I am thinking I'm just meeting a newfound friend for lunch, I know nothing about him, not even his last name, and this hero has appeared. This was unbelievable. I just stared at him and continued to nod my head yes as he spoke about how he wanted to help.
Here are before/after images of the toilet. More pictures to come on my next visit to see our kids. Thank you Ramesh! I only hope that you can get how much this means to us.
What I am so present to is the magic of life, and how you never know what's going to come your way next, and at any moment you could choose to be the hero. You could offer to help a stranger on the street who looks lost, you could buy lunch for the homeless person you see time-and-time again on that same corner.
All we have is the moment that we're in. Cherish what you have and believe that anything is possible.