Today is my birthday (woot woot!). I’m gonna keep it short and sweet – ‘cuz my son, Micah, has no school today (double woot woot!) and I’m super psyched to go on a lunch date and adventure with him. But, FIRST, there are *three things* that I wanna share with you – would you take a quick peak as a birthday gift to me today? Thank YOU, my friend! Muahhhh!
Firstly (cue drumroll!) … After nearly two years of creating and collaborating with a team of rockin’ peeps, our new Seeds of Exchange website is up, live, and ready for you pop on over and check it out. It has been crafted with you in mind to inspire and ignite your one-of-a-kind ways to make a difference, locally and globally … together, as a community collective.
As you go, watch for the ways we aim to be a collective of difference-makers through community, storytelling, and everyday (everyone!) philanthropy. Take a peak at the roots of Seeds, my passion to share this message with more peeps, and our Seeds shop. (And, as this website is brand new, please ping me with anything that you find that isn’t working quite right. :)
Secondly … our Seeds of Exchange November Fundraiser is LIVE and ready for you to JOIN the fun! A nudge: if all of y’all reach out and give what you can today, we could meet our goal in just ONE DAY ... that would be a birthday wish come true! Our focus this month is: “Education for Children Living in Poverty in India” where we are building a science center, together: thus creating opportunity and hope for vulnerable and at-risk kids. This is the stuff of dreams coming true for more children because of some of the most AWEsome humanitarians on the planet! Learn more and donate: Facebook or GoFundMe.
Thirdly, the image at the top of this note is one of the essential whys that fuel all I/we do in the world of Seeds. (Our other four values – or whys – are here.) “We believe in LOVE” comes out of my personal heartbeat to live BEloved and to BE love in more and more nooks and crannies of my life and in the world. This has been cookin’ for a long time in me – I wrote this free verse of poetry seven years ago on my fortieth birthday.
Do you hear it? No?
Then, I will whisper it.
You are loved.
Like crazily, over-the-top-ly, fully.
Always have been. Always will be.
Loved. Celebrated. Cherished. DeLIGHTed in.
You are loved, BEloved.
Take it in. Inhale it.
Let it take root. Flourish.
judgments and words of too much/not enough,
Over. Now. Today, tomorrow, and the next day.
All the days from now to infinity.
–Soulfully Ablaze: A 40-Day Journey to Light Up Your Life (and the World)
My friend, remember to email me any requests for prayer or extra love/juju. Don’t go it alone. ❤️