I make Karma Calendar.
Hello, my name is Resa.
I am the person who makes every Karma Calendar, and every Good Karma Mala. I am also the person who does all the back-end busy work, like shipping out to our customers and ordering supplies and making deliveries to our local stores and (trying to) keep track of the books.
I'm sort of like a cat. I've had (more than) nine lives. Each one interesting and loving and fun; and sad and difficult and tremendously passionate.
Although each of my lives has been different, they have all had these things in common – I live to feel, I make things for people I love, and I love to learn. So I begin again. ... Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Ten years ago my life restarted again. From the ashes came a new love. And that love was Karma Calendar.
As a tangible way for me to generate better feelings, I began setting small goals, and accomplishing these goals daily. This became the fodder for the daily tasks. These days I approach the daily tasks of running a small business with the same gratitude as I do for those simple tasks that saved my life ten years ago.
I am lucky to work with my father. He is literally my right hand man. Because of spontaneous tendon ruptures (not terribly uncommon in chronic rheumatoid arthritis patients) and multiple surgeries, my hands hurt most days and don't work so well anymore. My dad helps make Karma Calendar and our Good Karma Malas because there are many days when I can't. He offers his hands to me, and gives his heart to this project. I am at a loss on how to ever repay him. But I try everyday, beginning with "Thank you."
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
I just wanted to introduce myself. I hope this holiday season and all year long, you find small ways to move forward everyday, if only to set your compass.
If we are facing in the right direction all we have to do is keep on walking.
~Joseph Goldstein. The Experience of Insight, 1976.
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