Your Turn Now—To Read This Book!
Launched around a decade ago, ‘Your Turn Now!’ (YTN) has blossomed into a movement inspiring many people to engage in acts of kindness in their everyday lives. It has touched tens of thousands in India and abroad, from different social classes, communities and age-groups.
Rushabh Turakhia is the spirit behind YTN. It all began some years ago when an uncle of Rushabh’s met with an accident and was taken to a hospital in an auto-rickshaw by a lady who was passing by. The lady stayed with Rushabh’s uncle till his family arrived. When they saw him in good hands they were relieved. They tried to find some way of rewarding the lady for her kindness, but she simply said, “If you are kind to someone else in need, that would be thanks enough.”
Rushabh couldn’t stop thinking about this incident. The lady’s generosity was very inspiring. And then an idea took root in his mind—do a good deed and in return request the person you helped to perform a good deed for someone else. This could be made into a chain of good deeds that impacted thousands of lives as one good deed passed from one person to another! From this vision emerged the YTN movement.
The way YTN works is this: when you do a good deed to someone (whether a person you know or a stranger), you can tell them that they can do a good deed to someone else in return. You present him or her with a little YTN card, which says: “Someone did a little nameless act of kindness that touched your heart. It’s now your turn to multiply this feeling. Be there for someone and pass on this card.”
It is as simple—and as profound—as that!
Reflecting on why he started YTN, Rushabh explains, “I see a lot of unkindness around [...] The human race is referred to as ‘mankind’ but somehow the word ‘man’ and ‘kind’ have got separated. So I started this movement to encourage people to be thoughtful and compassionate.” YTN, he tells us, “is spreading like a ‘kind-fire’...it has travelled across the globe, spreading smiles among at least 90,000 people. The number of generous acts done by people is beyond one’s wildest imagination. Some of the stories bring tears to my eyes.”
This wonderful little book highlights just some of the many amazing stories of kindness that YTN has enkindled over the years. Each story in the book is practical and so can be adopted in our daily life to spread the message of thoughtfulness, generosity and compassion. Not everyone is called upon to do ‘great’ deeds of social service or to spend a lot of time and money on such work. Such ‘little’ acts of kindness done with much love as this book recounts can be our way of making the world a better place, one good deed at a time! Instead of bemoaning the way the world is going, we can do something very practical to improve things by a ‘little’ act of compassion each day!
The book’s endearing conversational style and its wonderful illustrations add to its inspirational message to make it eminently suitable for almost every age group, from 6 to 106!
- Publisher: FunOKPlease Publishing India
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9381593027
- ISBN-13: 978-9381593028
- Package Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.9 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
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