Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles?

I do. But sometimes I’m so caught up in my everyday life and work that I forget to see them. We think sometimes that you have to be a saint to experience miracles, but we can all experience miracles every day. All we need to do is develop a keen sense of observation and a positive attitude. The simplest things are actually quite miraculous: the sunrise, our breath, the light in a child’s eyes. It’s all about paying attention. Today I realized that SikhNet itself is a miracle. Born from nothing more than an idea, SikhNet is celebrating 16 years of continuous service online. That is totally the Guru’s miracle!

Celebrating 16 Years of SikhNet.comIt’s always a rush of activity here at SikhNet as we are always juggling multiple projects. Right now we are working on some new Sikh mobile phone applications, a major Children’s Sikh Adventure video game, Partnerships with Sikh TV Channels, the annual Sikh Youth Film Festival, upgrading Children’s Audio Stories to semi-animated videosMajor customization improvements to the Daily Hukamnama section, along with the Daily News, SikhNet Radio and the Gurbani Media Center services. And have you taken a look at the new Shabd Printer? It’s beautiful!

In 2011, by Guru’s grace, we’ll be working on a lot more new content, especially for our children.

Every day we get a lot of loving and grateful emails and comments from people telling us how much they appreciate all of these Sikhnet services.

SikhNet exists by our Guru’s blessing and because of all the loving contributors and sevadars who make it happen every day.

Won’t you lend your support by giving back to SikhNet?

When you give Dasvandh to SikhNet, you are not only helping continue all of these services but you are actually helping to inspire thousands of others who visit, use and benefit from SikhNet.

Your support tells me that YOU VALUE SIKHNET and that you don’t take it for granted.

If I were face to face with you we could talk about SikhNet in a personal way, but with SikhNet being online it is less personal and easier to assume that someone else is taking care of supporting SikhNet. But, in reality, there is no "Someone else". That someone is YOU.

SikhNet exists by our Guru’s blessing and because of all of the loving contributors and sevadars who make it happen every day. Please lend a hand and become an active part of SikhNet’s seva.

SikhNet needs your support now more than ever! The very best thing you can do is sign up as a monthly donor to SikhNet. Give whatever amount you can afford – whether it is $5 a month or $500 a month – it all adds up, if we each take up a part of this seva.

Every year more people visit SikhNet, however only a small fraction of a people that use SikhNet actually support SikhNet. In the past 30 days SikhNet received over 455,000 unique visitors.

Out of those 455,000 people visiting SikhNet only 350 people gave back to SikhNet. That’s 0.08%!
People Support SikhNet

As you can see that is a very tiny percentage of SikhNet visitors, so YOU REALLY DO make a huge difference.  I invite you to take this moment right now and give something back to our community through SikhNet.

I welcome any help that you can give to support SikhNet and I hope that you can help raise funds for SikhNet within your community. There is much need within the Sikh community and there is much to be done. With your help SikhNet can continue to serve these needs…

 Time really does fly by. It seems like just yesterday I was a single guy out of high school starting a simple web page and with the sangat’s support and Guru’s blessings SikhNet has continued to grow these past 16 years.

Humbly, Gurumustuk Singh


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