This... Spot on. Read it. So worth your time! "I can’t think of anything else to say that hasn’t already been said about how horrible and sad and awful and bleak and shitty and unfathomable all of those things are. I can’t. I don’t have the words for that today. So instead, here are fifteen things that you can do to make your world just the tiniest bit less shitty and terrible." read on here: Fifteen Things for When the World is Shitty and Terrifying.
A friend of mine shared this beautiful post. The negative of the world can weigh us down, but it's good to think of the things we can do and the changes for good we can accomplish. This author gives some great ideas. I also ask if you feel so inclined also think of those in Chennai, India. Lift them in prayer, send positive thoughts, or help with aiding them any way you can. And as always remember, even little bits of love and light spread in your community can make a huge difference and help to lift your own heavy heart.
Yep, this is it... ok there is still a lot of working for Mom's Taxi Service, Beth's plant-based catered meals, and Manor Maintenance, but I get sucked into my like nothing else. Whether its doodling till the next idea strikes, creating stuff for the house, or something more hardcore I'm all in.
Have I mentioned that I love my new Art Studio?!?! I really need to take pictures to share BUT its a mess right now... I mean I work in it ;-) Plus, it's the favorite place to do homework and hangout!!!
Whoa, not sure how we got here... I barely feel a day over 20. Its be real and it's been fun... I wouldn't say its ALWAYS been REAL FUN, but I'm glad we are doing it together. What a beautiful ride we are on!
Today was Spirit Day in which you wear purple as "a way for allies to stand up to LGBT bullying." Our son was approached by 5 strangers at different times and told "You need to find Jesus!" Maybe these students need to learn more about Jesus. From what I know about Jesus, I can only imagine that he would be standing with students who feel bullied, who are verbally and physically harassed. Our family feels extremely sad for the kids today who were attempting to shame Jax. With that type of attitude, they will miss out on relationships with amazing people who may happen to be LGBT.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss “At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.” ― George Clooney
Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self.
It's so hard not to worry about late bloomers. Even with the twins it was so hard not to compare and worry about the one lagging behind. Dede was crawling before Em even walked. Em was reading and writing flawlessly by the end of 1st grade. We worried and our hearts ached for De whose dyslexia slowed her down in finding the joy in reading. I still remember the first time in 6th grade that I found her engrossed in a book. I couldn't hold back the tears. Now it's just common place. I try to constantly remind myself of this fact as I watch Ollie's dyslexia and dysgraphia slow his blooming. I still ache for his struggles, but find comfort in the extra time he and I still have reading and completing homework together. All to soon he will surpass the need for me and fully bloom.
They all bloom in their own time and just how they were meant to bloom!
Audible: this dyslexic kid's best friend! Here he was enjoying The Martian audio book!
Read the article that made me start thinking about this topic here: