Hi there, my friend. Let’s start with a wise word about gratitude, rest, and welcoming good (ahh! -yes!).

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

-Maya Angelou, “Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer”Take a moment and plop right down. What captures your attention in these words? What draws you in?

Imagine this note as an overstuffed-with-gratitude pillow of goodness from my heart to yours, with a closing PoP (Place of Pause) and two videos with hearts-FULL-of-thanks from two of our dear friends, whose organizations have been loved on, cared for, and supported by many in our Seeds community this year.

A nudge: If they are new to you – take a beat – and connect with these 2 rockin’ changemakers and dear friends in the links below as you take in these less-than-1 minute videos shared with GREAT gratitude and BIG love.

Meet our sisters at The Imani Collective in this 30-second video. Learn more about the vision and scope of their work in Kenya to care for and empower women and our global collaboration through this community campaign.



Meet Reza Marvasti, founder of The Power of Play, in this video. Learn more about our partnership to build a playground in Sri Lanka. Thanks to our fiscal sponsor at LuBirds Light Foundation for your love and support.



I share these stories with you because these sisters and brother inspire, enCOURAGE, and ignite me each and every time I hear their voices, see the passion in their eyes, learn more about what they’re up to and why. I hope it sparks some Amazing goodness in you, too, my friend.

LEARN MORE about our exciting and current fundraising partnership on our Seeds website and about our friends at Goodwill Caravan and PUR International. Or simply donate here.

Before we wrap up, a PoP (Place of Pause):

BE Still. Surrender.
I wonder,
what do you most need in your heart,
in your body, in your soul at this moment?
You don’t need to know what it is.
You may just feel an ache,
or BE worn out,
or happily content to sit down for a moment.

If there are a flurry of thoughts, let them flurry off.
Bid them farewell for now.
Here, you just get to BE.

BE and breathe.
Stay here for a few moments longer … and simply BE.

Slow down. Don’t rush. BE still.

As you do, remember:
You are loved.
You belong.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL, together, and light up the world!

xo, -Sarah DT ❤️🙏🏻🌏