These beautiful beads are a gift from someone who was on retreat at a Buddhist monastry in Taiwan. I am very touched that I was thought of and prayed for and given these as a gift.
When we feel our connection to others, we move closer to the truth of our oneness. I feel changed by these actions, as I change those around me by my actions. When we think our actions don't matter or people don't care about us or can't see us, we separate ourselves.
Consider reaching out to someone, let them know you're thinking of them and allow yourself to be moved and changed by them.