I have been waiting for you, Day Off.
I used to obsess about filling every minute of every day with stuff to do and never gave myself days off. I've been working on the guilt and questioned my need to keep busy and the reason I never wanted to sit still. I realized that there is always going to be a to-do list and that the pressure to get everything checked off as soon as possible was all just self-imposed. I'm learning to be kinder to myself, easier on myself, and that it's okay to relax and just "be". We are, after all human "beings", not human "doings". (Lol I almost typed dongs instead). Bodies and minds need rest - it's all part of the work. I still fall into the pattern sometimes yet am doing much better... I now crave time to do just this, and it is beautiful. Makes me appreciate life way more and keeps me way more grounded. ✌🏼❤️ ...And man I am so ready for this holiday....
Warm Socks ✅
#onesie #socks #kitty #kariwaffle #catsofinstagram #catstagram #thewaffles #dayoff #holidays #home #love #relax
I just donated - it doesn't completely fix the ache in my heart but it's something. I felt like it wasn't enough money and I was sad I couldn't do more and that almost stopped me from doing it at all, then I thought "omg if everyone thought that then no one would donate". So I slapped some sense into myself and realized how grateful I am to be safe, fed, warm, and healthy. And, spreading this message and this awareness is also so much within my power. Please share. ✌️❤️ In the words of @glennondoylemelton:
Okay, beloveds, circle up. I am going to break this down as simply and clearly as I can because there is no time for fancy words.
I NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU ARE WATCHING ALEPPO AND LAMENTING YOUR INABILITY TO HELP- STOP LAMENTING. YOU ARE HELPING THERE. RIGHT NOW. Through Together Rising, you have given more than $2,000,000 to refugees this year. You are helping to send a mobile hospital this week that will arrive in Aleppo on Christmas Day.
WE HAVE A PLAN TO DO MORE. DO NOT SHUT DOWN. STAY AWAKE, PLEASE. WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
With the funds raised this week, Together Rising will use 100% of what we receive to:
• purchase and fully equip two ambulances with medicine and medical supplies for 6 months, and enable The White Helmets to rescue children and vulnerable people trapped in the rubble;
• equip the mobile hospital with medicine and supplies and allow Independent Doctors Association to serve the injured and help fund the planning of the only pediatric hospital in the region; and • continue to fund the work of Help Refugees volunteer network devoted to delivering people to safety.
You have raised $217,000 for Aleppo since Tuesday night. Please continue to give. Every penny of your tax-deductible gifts that we receive will go DIRECTLY TO AID GROUPS ON THE GROUND. Zero wasted. There is no time, or energy, or love to waste. Please read, give and share.
Grateful to serve this jacked up, brutal, beautiful world alongside you.
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