Hello hello! Grace here.
Happy Saturday! And the first day of the month. Has it been a good week for you? I hope so. It’s been a pretty crazy one again here. We’re officially now out of the old apartment, door closed, keys handed over. PHEW! Took a lot of work every evening, as it suddenly came two weeks early! But hey, well worth it. And well relieved 🙂 Plenty more to do, but at least it’s all under one roof now!
Plus… anytime I start to feel stressed or overwhelmed by the amount of boxes still to unpack or the workload in front of me, I try to remind myself what is happening in India right now. Perspective. Unbelievably heartbreaking. We experienced something on a similar (but of course smaller) scale in New York City last year. My beautiful city was truly on it’s knees. And it’s nothing short of terrifying, being in the midst of an epicenter. And what’s happening in India is so so much worse.
As we jump back to some form of ‘normality’ in our parts of the world; we begin to plan trips, retreats, post-vaccination-outings, let’s just take a moment to remember that this is still very much other people’s nightmare. I remember when everyone in the world was watching New York (and Italy) in horror. And now I feel like I’m in that same seat watching helplessly as they go through it.
I’ve just donated what I could, and hope you’ll do the same. There by the Grace of God Go I. And every little bit truly does help. If you need some recommendations on where to donate (it is overwhelming and hard to know what is effective sometimes) please don’t hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). A good friend of mine, who is from India, kindly pointed me in the right direction. I’d be glad to do the same <3
Every morning that we wake up, we should grab it with both hands and seize the day! It’s wild that we don’t naturally. Whatever we’re doing today; whether it’s simply staying indoors, doing some craft, venturing into the garden or beyond, seeing friends or family, popping to the shops… let’s try to be present and aware of how lucky we are to be just doing that, eh? That’s all I ask. I’ll try to do the same, I promise.
And, might I add.. stay on our guard. This ain’t over yet, my friends. I’ll personally be happily wearing my mask for years to come in many scenarios xo
Well, that’s quite the Saturday Share from me! I hope you don’t mind. Now, YOUR Saturday Share. I picked out some cards this week to spoke to me. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
Amazing right?! These beautiful cards spoke to my soul, for one reason or another this week 🙂 Thank you for making them and sharing them with us.
Can we also take a moment to look at this? I found this photo (posted to FB by Ros Wood) so impressive and wanted to share it with you! Now if that doesn’t make you want to keep practicing, I don’t know what would! Very well done, Ros. And thank you for feeling brave enough to share your journey with us. You’re brilliant!
Right, that’s it from me! I’m going to Carpe Diem. I hope you do too!
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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