May's full moon is the 2013 day Buddhists 'round the world observe the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
Giving something we have to someone who needs it is a great way to celebrate Buddha's remarkable life. Forgiveness, attention, food, kindness, shelter and support are gifts we can give away daily; Jesus and Buddha both encouraged sharing!
Practicing Buddhist or not, today one can recall the Buddha's precious teachings and how we can incorporate them into daily life. As the Dalai Lama says, by giving of ourselves we increase our own happiness.
With great love, I lift up my dear friend, Sujata Naidu, who has taught me so much about Buddhism and giving.