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Gurbaksh Starting a New Tradition…

11Jul

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Gurbaksh “G” Chahal has a birthday coming up, instead of asking for gifts – he’s asking for his family, friends and supporters to get out and volunteer. In a blog, he reflected on the last three years; his trials and tribulations.

“The last 3 years, especially, have been a roller-coaster ride. When I turned 25, I had my biggest success so far with BlueLithium. A year later, I was able to publish my book worldwide and got the chance to share my story with Oprah. This year, one of my parents dreams came true when I got an honorary doctorate from Pace University. And I started, a new chapter in my life with the launch of my third Company, gWallet. I can only hope I am able to continue the path of success and able to inspire others to also reach for their dreams.” stated Chahal.

He’s grown close to eight charities ranging from education, homelessness, disaster relief and children.

When we got to interview him back in December ’09, I got a chance to look into his eyes; there was this warmth, love and sincerity when he spoke about his Grandmother. In fact, right after the interview, he was on his way to his parents place to celebrate her birthday. She passed away a few months ago.

“I have the opportunity to help out and not a day goes by without me thanking God for this chance. I also realized the more chances I get to help, I’ll continue to make my grandmother smile from up above. So, this year, I’m actually starting a new tradition. Instead of focusing on gifts (as we normally do on birthdays)…I want to dedicate it to philanthropy.” says Chahal.

After reading his blog entry, it made me think of how I would like to spend my time volunteering, I’m sure it left the same impact on other readers as well. Whether its an hour a week or month, your time is precious; to give it away selflessly leaves a footprint of compassion.

Happy Birthday G, have fun in spain (for you World Cup fans – G is rooting for Spain)

Volunteer listings from Chahal.com

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

http://www.redcross.org/

http://www.streetkids.org/

http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/pages/default.aspx

http://www.nanubhai.org/

http://www.raphaelhouse.org/

http://www.stanthonysf.org/

About Author: Petz lives in a media cave and today is rooting for the Netherlands (Sorry G)