To fully care for our communities we cannot simply praise the giving of care while being reluctant to praise receiving care. Seeing, acknowledging and celebrating how your community cares for and supports you is vital for healthy living.
That was the heart of my message for my keynote address Seeing Care and Kindness in Everyday Life at a celebration of World Kindness Day, an event organized by the Touch-A-Life Foundation in Santa Clara CA in November 2022.
Since the audience was mainly desis, I also encouraged them to think of here (Silicon Valley / California / USA ) as home, and to devote their energies not only to communities and issues back in South Asia but also to right here where they live and work.
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