One of my dreams was to create a charitable organization for children and women and in 1999, I began doing research. I spoke to attorneys and other individuals who had some expertise in the field of philanthropy. I was immediately discouraged because I was told it would be difficult, very expensive and would probably fail within a year. On that note, I closed the book on my dream and moved on. In November of 2000, I led a habitat team to Nepal and had a life-changing experience. I met an Iranian medical doctor who was helping the poor in Kathmandu. He had been doing this for about 3 years and was not getting paid. He relied solely on the generosity of friends, family and strangers. His primary work involved sponsoring health camps in rural areas of Nepal. He served as the attending physician and gave medical check-ups to both children and adults. When possible, he would get the help of visiting doctors, nurses and other volunteers who just wanted to share their skills and talents. I came across this fine doctor one day because one of my friends had hurt her ankle and needed medical attention. We went to see him and one week later, we cancelled our trip to India and spent a week v
And as we navigate all the pretense that surrounds us, we are lucky to stumble on a moment that is sometimes perfect...a minute where life is just right and magic exists.
from "Made in Heaven" an Indian TV drama series