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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Helpeep case 6
-Help with car troubles-

My first car was 91 Acura Legend. It had so many mechanical problems since it was old and had high millage which kept non operation status for years.
In fact, there are so many problems that I need to keep an eye on temperature, oil and water(supposed to be coolant).

My friend J.C is a mechanic and self business owner of a repair shop.
Whatever happens to my car, I call him and ask for advice whenever needed.
He kindly gives me advice as well as check up on my car pretty often.

One day, my car stopped the middle of freeway exit at night.
He came by even though he was relaxing at home after work and checked up to see what was wrong.
At that moment, it was night and hard to detect cause of problem, so we pushed the car and park near by parking for a night.
Next day or so he towed the car to his own garage  almost 80 - 100 miles away using his AAA membership service. then worked on my car.
After all, he did not charge for the labor work, which costs the most a lot of times, just charged for the parts needed to replace/fix.

The other time, he came by my apartment in early morning before going to work to check up my car. not only checking, but started to fixing at the parking.
He could not finish up since he needed to head out to work. so then he called AAA to tow the car to his garage to finish up fixing.
After the hustle, he did not charge for the labor.

Also, one time I found one tire getting flat at Costco parking lot.
He came by quickly having necessary tools, fixed it on the spot.
He did not charge for it either, just gave me a smile instead.

He has helped me so many times since the car was old and had so many problems.
I was really tired of it, yet grateful of being able to experience the genuine heart of a friend.
He is really generous to offer what he is good at (he is professional) from the heart.
He does it because he loves helping others especially his friends and family.

Thank you very much for your generosity.  I will never forget the appreciation.

I hope we could share what we are good at, capable of with someone in need, start from friends and family from the bottom of heart.
That would build "trust" between us and sense of connection.
We are not alone. There are people around you whenever necessary. just not connected for some reason.
Let's reconnect with friends and family!
Change start from you!

Tsubasa Goya

Monday, January 4, 2016

Helpeep case5
-Sharing food-

Today's story is about "sharing food"  that I would like to share with my helpeep friends!

 It was on new year's eve. I was working all day.
My friend G came to my working place to say hi! He came with his mom and we were just talking.
End of conversation, his mom went out says [hold on second], then came back with food.
She basically went to order the food for ME and gave it to me with just saying [you are a good guy].

I am not what made her want to do that, but I knew she did it just because.
So I appreciate her for her kindness.

and then we said Happy New Year to each other then they left.
10 minutes later, G came back with another food and gave it to me just because!
I did not do anything special to them, just had a good time just talking for a short time.

Because it was busy people are shopping for new year, I did not have a chance to eat at the lunch time I usually go, yet thanks to them, I could eat some food G gave to me for lunch.
When I got back home, I thankfully had the food his mother gave to me for dinner.

Thank you very much! Sharing anything is just caring the person and you can feel it.
It is not about food, but heart that people share makes connection between us without being able to see it.
When the connection gets strong, the trust gets strong.
That has been something getting weak even with own family for some people, I think.

And that I think is the real happiness that we could sense in every moments that we have been seeking for all the time.
I hope this type positive energy would expand and share the love with people surrounded.
And one day, wherever you are, we all connected as human being and the world would live as one.

Happy New Year to all!

Tsubasa Goya

the food G gave  -Tempura-

the food G's mother gave -Gyutan(beef tongue) and other veggies-

Gochiso sama deshita (Thank you for food).

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Seasonal Greetings to all!

2015 will end very soon. People are feeling good when it comes to the end of year every year.
I have gotten so many helps from so many people in this year as well!
Thank you everyone for giving and sharing happiness and love with me.
Thanks to all, I have felt so much happier and strong when it's hard time especially.

Have you come up with the new year's resolutions yet?
I have. I will continue helping more people and contributing to society in anyways possible.
Hope to build and expand this beautiful community driven platform/system in order to share the love with as many people as possible.
I will continue sharing my stories as well as others on blog.
I will make videos of Helpeep in Action, so that more people have chance to see/know what we are doing.
I have met some wonderful people this past couple months.

Max, an artist who is enthusiastic about contributing his knowledge/skills to Helpeep as a graphic designer and intelligent thoughts. His artistic skills are phenomenon!

and Tony, he does help so many people around him succeed with whatever he can. He is a so talented photographer, making clothes, and many other things. On top of that, he loves to share food with people around him. He has the genuine heart as well as energy to execute his missions.
A very genuine nice guy!
 I am very happy that I am able to meet such people in my life.

I hope there is "help" in anyways on your new year's resolutions list.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Tsubasa Goya

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Helpeep case4
-Sharing blankets and cushion-

Hi all, this is Tsubasa Goya from Helpeep™.
Today's story that I would like to share with you is about the friend who has given me $2000 when I had hard time in 2014.

Ken V. is my friend from Judo. He and I talk pretty often on the phone as well as in person.
One day we were talking about how bad my bad is.
Because of the intense Judo training ever since a little, I have a lot of injuries, almost every joints in my body in pain.

After moved to new place, I did not have much stuff, of course, and I was sleeping on the floor(carpet).
I thought I would love sleeping on the floor since that's how I grew up with Futon in Japan, yet every joints of my body starts getting pain. Soon I became unable to move due to serious pain.
In fact, for the first time in my life, my back went out badly that I could not move for a while one night. after the incident, the condition got worse and worse especially the lower back (went out a couple more times).
I felt really miserable as if being a real old man even though I'm still in 30s...

Ken understands how hard it is just to live in such pain since his wife also suffers from serious neck and back pain.
He told me he has extra blankets and a thicker Yoga mat that are not used and might help even a bit.
We were at a coffee shop, so on the way back, we went straight to his home to pick up the mat and blankets and pillows.
Ever since, I put the yoga mat on the floor, blankets on the mat to sleep.
and use pillows and cushion when I'm sitting on the floor to lean on.
Thanks to those and his kindness, pain goes away 95%! Fantastic!!

Just a little thing to do makes great impact on others' lives.
Everyone has some hard time in our lives, but it would be huge difference whether you have someone care and help you or not.
People around think and feel the same.
Let's start from you with people around you!

Hope it would make your life a little sweeter, happier and more smile :)

Please feel free to comment and share your stories as well. Or you can send me an email with your story so that I would post and share for you.
Thank you for reading my story.

Tsubasa Goya
A helpeep

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hello there!
It is Tsubasa Goya again. I would like to share my experience with you as always.
How helpeep works and be a part of helpeep community.

-Helpeep case3-
Getting a ride to home and grocery shopping.

Today's story is about Yoshi M and Jun S.

Yoshi, a friend of mine from work often gives me a ride to home after work.
I never ask for a ride, but he knows it would be much easier for me, so he just asks me if I need a ride.
Sometimes he even does not ask, just tells me he will take me home from work!
Also he has helped little portion of moving process when I was moving.
What a nice guy and sincere of doing something with what he can do.
He does not do it for money and has no expectation of any returns. He does it because he cares and he can.
Later I offered him to go eat that's on me since I cannot just say "Thank you" just not enough of appreciation towards him that I want to do something to show my appreciation.
Thank you very much!

And another helpeep is Jun S. He works next door from where I work and knew I take a bus for commute.
Whenever he can, he offers a ride to home without me asking.
on the way home, sometimes we stop by grocery store that enables me to buy necessary stuff, food and water.
Thanks to his generosity, I could get meat and veggies to cook at home!
He told me why he does what he does, he saw and heard other people were giving a ride to whoever in need when he was living in Texas before. He remembers that he would like to do the same in a future for others.

That's how 'Pay it Forward' works!

We all like goodness. Helping others simply makes us happy and sense of being needed for others, societies and feel the joy of living.
I am pretty sure that that's what we, all human being love to do.
Hope in a near future, we would touch more of kindness and love by helping each other from the bottom of heart.
Change starts from you by helping people around you.
Let's take action!

Please feel free to give us your comments.
We welcome and appreciate your testimonials to share with Helpeep community also!

Tsubasa Goya
A helpeep

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Helpeep case2

Hi there!
I would like to share my story about one of helpeeps that I have gotten help from.

His name is Shuya S, he is the general manager at where I work.
I started working the company Jan 2015.
In the end of August 2015, I had to find other place to live (since previous place was little bit too high of rent to keep living).
I did not have to move that far, about 5 miles, but I don't have a car, so It was not easy.
I was thinking of having to rent a truck to move.

Mr. Shuya, when he knew about moving, he immediately offered me help with moving.
He is a GM of this company and work pretty much everyday (6.5 days a week),
Yet he kindly offered me his time and labor work (carrying boxes on the stairs from my room to the car back and forth) on his half day off.

After put all my stuff in his Prius, we headed to new place, but owner was not there and locked, so we went to eat at a restaurant before unload the stuff.

He even paid for food (we had Ramen and fried rice!), and helped me unload stuff at new place and went straight to work afterwords..

He did not ask for money or any returns. He just did it because he has a good heart and simply like helping people around.
In fact, later on I tried to pay him and take him to eat, yet he said "No no it's OK".

Thanks to his help, I did not have to spend a penny to move (since I was still tight financially), and even felt great gratitude of true connection with this person.

I will definitely do the same to others when in need in a future.
Pay it forward and make the world better place!

Thank you Mr.Shuya S.

If you ever have this kind of experience, feel free to share with us on comments.
We would like to share and expand the love of true heart with many people as possible.
So that hope we can change the world!

Thank you for reading and I will keep sharing my stories and others'.

Tsubasa Goya

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hi there!

I would like to start sharing how I have touched the genuine heart of people around me.
I am pretty sure a lot of you have had the similar experiences in you life as well.

My friend Nick has been helping me in many ways ever since I have come to the US.
When I had no idea about this country, he took me to many places and parties to show how Americans live in this country.

I met him at Dojo (martial arts practice hall), so we train together hang out and so on.
He understands Japanese culture and respect people as we do in Japan.

When I have any trouble, he is there to help me with whatever he can.

One time, when my car got stolen, he generously let me borrow his nearly brand new bicycle for almost half year.
Thanks to his generosity, I could commute to work plus had great exercise riding bicycle!
How efficient!

There are so many things that he has helped me with.
What I feel good about is that he does it because he likes/feels good helping people.
I believe he is one of helpeep that I know who is American care about others.

I feel by caring someone, taking actions for someone, we could feel connected.
Even with Social network such as facebook, twitter and so on, sometimes we feel not connected (maybe most time).
A hand writing letter is becoming a email, many other things become digital and more convenient thanks to technology, yet we still feel disconnected. pretty interesting, isn't it?

I hope we feel more connected to people surrounded at least, then even strangers in the future.
By caring others, sharing what you have, both feel joy of life.
Gratitude keeps us going forward.

Let's start sharing what you have and what you can do to others.
Not there yet? let's help yourself first!
Look at yourself in a mirror and say hi with a smile! You could help yourself :)

---I hope someday you join us, and the world would live as one...     ----John Lennon.

Tsubasa Goya
One of helpeep