Just shy of two years ago, I sat down with my daughter and made my first mala bead. She wanted to do an arts & crafts project with me...and me being a guy...had no idea what to do...SO...I made a mala bead. It had about 30 beads and Buddha pendant. I donated this mala bead to the studio where I teach yoga, Whole Yoga in Odenton, Maryland. Little did I know when I made my first mala that there was actually a way, a thought process, true meaning behind making mala beads. Shortly after making my first mala bead, I had a thought/vision. I wondered if anyone was making mala beads for Veterans. So, I Googled it...turned out...NOPE! So...I did what any normal person would do....I followed my heart, purchased the URL: malaforvets.org and began making mala beads. The rest...as they say...is HISTORY. BTW...this mala is another FIRST for me. This is the first time I have made a tassel. :)
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