YOU MATTER. YOUR PAIN MATTERS. YOUR HEALING MATTERS.
My mom raised me to respect everyone. She also raised me to offer whatever help I could to everyone.
I haven't been able to figure out what to say, let alone how I could help during these past days with the unnecessary acts of violence that have led to the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
That is until I remembered who raised me and how she raised me.
So I've been researching how I can help. I've been educating myself on racism and injustice. As a white woman, I've got a lot of work ahead of me to learn how I can continue to educate myself and also to be able to share resource to help others educate themselves and also how I can be of service.
I want to share this quote I have placed below because it made me understand just a bit better about racial injustice and how what I say matters. This is from a post from A Mindful Place's Facebook Page.
.....When someone asks, "Why not just say 'all lives matter?" Here is my quick response: When one of my four kids got hurt, it didn't seem to make sense to say to them, "all my kids matter." In that moment, I embraced them and said, "You matter. Your pain matters. Your healing and return to health matters.' That doesn't diminish my love for my other kids. It expands my capacity to love as I live with another person's pain.
In Jesus' ministry, he didn't say, 'all people matter.' He went to those who were hurting, who'd been denied a place at the table, who had been cast out of community and said 'You Matter'. Samaritans matter. Women matter. Tax collectors matter. Lepers matter. Did that mean he loved other people less? By no means. His life and ministry expanded the vision and capacity of his followers to love as they broke down the religious and cultural wall that had long divided people." ~author: Kai Nilsen
I want you to all know, that individually to me - you matter. Your pain matters. Your healing matters.
I personally and as a business woman want you to know that I reject racism, inequality, hatred and cruelty.
I believe that we can and should help those that are facing racial injustice.
I also know that there may be those of you that disagree and leave. That is your choice and a loss well worth it to ensure that those who remain feel safe, heard and seen.
Much love to you,
WHAT YOUR SOUL IS YEARNING FOR..........DO THAT.
I’m a worrier. Always have been. I get it from my grandmother. And my mother. I come from a long line of worriers.
Most of the time – actually usually almost all of the time, my worries never amount to anything except for my wasted time and a lot of unnecessary anxiety.
Recently though, I experienced my worst case scenario.
In the midst of this pandemic, my husband got sick. He is sent to the emergency room where they find that his gallbladder is infected and about three times its normal size. They need to operate to remove it, but before that can happen, the gallbladder needs to chill out, so to speak. That will take up to 6 weeks.
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