This video will make you cry.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 27, 2012
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If it doesn’t, you’re one tough cookie.

Sixty thousand people in more than 100 villages will drink clean water because of Rachel’s wish.”

Ohhhhh, life: so cruel. Ohhhhh, life, so inspiring. This video captures both sides of this precious life of ours. ~ ed.

Rachel Beckwith’s Mom Visits Ethiopia. from charity: water on Vimeo.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “This video will make you cry.”

  1. mae says:

    This sweet child's legacy lives on, lets keep the ball rolling

  2. Wow. You were right.

  3. Mamaste says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: Love, Family, Green, Enlightened, Health & Wellness, WOW & Adventure.

  4. […] officially blubbering my eyes out. And you can too! Click here, and watch this beautiful video about a little girl named Rachel who wanted to help people get […]

  5. Tracy says:

    So beautiful! <3
    (And yes, I am crying my eyes out.)

  6. yogasamurai says:

    "GLBL Yoga" had organized a similar campaign, but apparently, they couldn't raise enough money to pay the Yogilettes to entertain the villagers? Darn! Oh well – no pun intended – maybe next year?

    That beautiful man who spoke so humbly to the gathering – one of Ethiopia's Coptic Christian communities – was the family's Christian pastor. I guess we'll just have to ignore all the horrible signs of vicious patriarchy, and clutch these oppressors to our bosom?

    Whew, I know, it's so haaaaaard. Great post.

  7. elizabeth says:

    how sublime… truly.