Collaboration does not just add up. It multiples and grows exponentially.
Raam Dev asked 40 bloggers to share their Small Ways to Make a Big Difference. He created an incredible eBook in the span of 3 weeks from a cafÃ© in Nepal. The words from this book have reached as far as one remote village in Asia. He tells the story best but you get the point.
Alex Blackwell has humbled all of us into a little more kindness with his amazing manifesto, Making Kindness a Daily Habit. My grandmother has forever insisted on kindness in all things and kindness before everything. She is exemplary, that woman; she can melt ice with her kindness and warm the coldest hands and hearts with just her eyes. Have you met with the powers of kindness in your life?
We, too, are finally done with what started many months ago: The Life Lesson Series.
Collaboration brings you close to your community and reminds you that you are not alone in your values.
It took a long time, didn’t it?
You agreed to participate. You gave us your amazing, incredible, and mesmerizing life lessons. We told you we are going to create an eBook from it. You got all excited. We told you it will be coming soon. You waited with baited breath.
A few months went by. You lost a bit of steam but kept hoping. We assured you it was really coming. “Oh really?”, you said. Oh yes, one of these
You probably gave up. We don’t blame you. We almost gave up on it too; life got in the way far too many times.
Soon you conveniently forgot about it. But just then, we were hard at work bringing our promise to life.
Collaboration expects you to be accountable to those whose work you gather as part of your project.
Sometimes, waiting has its rewards. Other times, luck runs out on you before the wait is over. We sincerely hope we are in the former camp.
We did not mean to make you wait so long. We offer you our apology. We wish to make amends.
With Abubakar’s brilliant design, layout and creation of the entire ebook and my photography – cover photo was taken in Bali, Indonesia and more shots in the book from all over the world – and the best of your quotes, the selection of which was done with much pain and agony – so many beautiful words, so very few we could pick – we offer you the Life Lessons eBook.
It has finally arrived. Download it here. Share it – oh please do share it! Enjoy it. Learn from it. Reflect on it. And if you haven’t already, make a note of your own Life Lessons in the comments.
Collaboration on matters of the heart and projects of the soul brings you in touch with your greatest kindred spirits.
And closer to you we feel, no doubt about it.
With a million thanks to the 108 bloggers – you know who you are – and to the rest of you for indulging us in downloading and sharing this.
Collaboration is love. Collaboration is care. Collaboration is what brought us here and what brings you the Life Lessons eBook.