When your world has literally crumbled around you, people need to know that their lives still matter. The one thing that brings peace and light to victims in a crisis situation is the love and support received from people all around the world. It is a warm embrace from a stranger, a hot meal, a blanket wrapped with security. It is in these moments and acts of kindness that community is truly created. When we come together in times of tragedy, when we respond and react as one-humanity, it is in these moments of connection that hope is reborn for all who have lost. What action can you take today in honor of Nepal and for the people whose lives have been impacted?” -Andrea Costantine, author of Connected: 101 Ways to Be of Service and Create Community
Friends – think about how this might be something simple and part of your everyday life. Stop, breathe, pause. Pray, connect to, and send some love … while taking a walk, cooking, drinking your tea, giving your child a bath, having a conversation, working, driving, going to sleep. Send some money to the organizations we love and trust. And, let us know what changes in you as you do so.
Andrea is a treasured soul sista and author of one of my favorite books on community and connection. [Check out the link above and support our brilliant and rockin’ friend in her work and share it with those you love.]
Not only does the book contain her own deep wisdom about belonging, purpose, meaning, love, service, and connection. but it also contains inspirational quotes from others, such as this one, scattered throughout the book:
I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do
interfere with what I can do.
-Edward Everett Hale
Dear ones, let’s be and do all that we are gifted and meant to be and do.
And, whenever possible, let’s do it together [=WAY more fun, powerful, energizing].
xo, – Sarah DT