Our intention was to reignite the spirit of Dr. King in our lives, and be inspired by his work towards change by peaceful not forceful means. What was most inspiring was seeing the compassion and empathy grow amongst all of the Americans who became aware of their fellow American's struggle with violence, prejudice and the stubborn lack of action towards resolution.
I have been a single mother for the entire twelve years of my son's life, and I am grateful for the support and love of our village of family and friends, whose examples guide us and lift us up as individuals and as a family. Together we can create positive examples of moving forward, within and throughout our own lives, to bring peace and less struggle towards a more harmonious, healthy, and happy planetary existence.
All too often women and children do not have this kind of family and village support ... men too for that matter. The overwhelm of circumstances beyond and even within our sabotage of control, make it hard for us to move forward alone, or to rise above what often brings us down. Be it poverty, emotional pain or whatever problematic relationships we find ourselves in, no matter our circumstances, it is often our own mindsets that create this pattern of struggle, which is so hard to overcome especially when we do not have the encouragement and inspiration of others or of nature to help us move forward.
We live in a global village and creating opportunities for our fellow human beings (in our own backyard or around the world!) is vital for a more just and peaceful world.
As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Recently she shared the work of two film makers and social educators and activists.
Their film airs on PBS on Monday Jan 26, one week from today.
Please check it out. http://apathappears.org/film/
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS WEEK: WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP @ The Well:
- 6 PM Class will start with healthy snacks and a film clip from
- A PATH APPEARS www.apathappears.org
- Meditation & Yoga Practice will follow
- Donations that night can be made to:
Saturday, Jan. 26th at
Mama Bird 316 Main St. Wakefield, RI
after my 9-10 AM "Pea in the Pod"
PreNatal Yoga Class & Give a great First Book
- Pick out a book.
- Purchase & place in Mama Bird's 'First Book Gift Basket'
- Rebecca (hOMnaturale) will gift the book to a homeless or foster child in our town, Wakefield, RI (via DHS's, SCCA's or PeaceDale Welcome House's recommendation.)
- (or) Please donate to "The First Book Foundation" on line. www.firstbook.org
HAVE A SPECIAL DAY OF REFLECTION and CONSIDER WAYS YOU CAN GIVE VS. GET THIS WEEK!