Also just being around her and knowing her has taught me so much. I've become more kind, patient, loving, giving and peaceful. Every year Annabel and I make a charity box with about $200 of money we've worked for and we give it to her. Just knowing that the money will help someone who is starving more than it will help us buy a new toy makes us feel good inside. That's what Amma has taught me.
I also think Swami Dayamrita (one of Amma's monks) is one of the wisest people I know. He's the kind of person who is quiet but when he speaks, his words have meaning. When I asked him how to resist getting irritated, he told me that I should pretend that the person I'm irritated with is someone I respect and I would never yell at. Ever since then I feel like I've become just a little bit of a better person.
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