26 October 2014

help a kindred spirit

the lovely solange came to me because her blog is currently down and she needs our help.

though currently living in france, solange and her family hail from africa. and some of them still live there. the ebola crisis is a horrifying one and after seeing a program on german tv last week, she wanted to find a way to do something positive.

her goal is to raise money to donate to doctors without borders/medicins sans frontiers so they may build a medical laboratory and treatment center in sierra leone. 

she will donate 10% of the sale of any beads in her etsy shop to the cause. a little background on the beads - they are beautiful and some are very old. some have been passed to her from her grandmother. in her culture, these beads are heirlooms to be treasured. 

one small gesture of kindness
and generosity
has the potential to grow into something much more. 

our words and actions 
are like seeds planted,
ripening in time and showing us
the impact of our choices. 

there are times when only action makes a difference.

in the end we are but a story.
thankfully we get to create much of the content
not as victims but as champions 
taking what life throws at us 
and using it to make us more than we could have ever imagined.

let's face it, 
we wouldn't necessarily walk into the fires
that we find ourselves overtaken with. 

these are moments of opportunity where we get to 
define ourselves.
while we may not choose the moments, 
we can certainly choose our response to them.

thank you for reading and considering if this resonates with you. 
our little planet faces many crises,
together we can ease some of the pain
and perhaps a bit of the struggle .

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