What has gone well for you this week? Always good to reflect and review your focus if things need to change for next week. #happyfriday #reflection #weekend #fun
My passion is to inspire, motivate and support people to live a happy and fulfilling life. 🔸@Mylifetoday50
We have just passed 7000 Likes on our Facebook!
We want to celebrate this because addressing child abuse in NZ is not an easy or trendy topic. It's freaken hard because when we talk about this stuff we are kind of bursting the bubble of what we want to believe that our world is.
Do you know that each time we post something directly about the topic, people unlike our page!?
When we open our eyes to how big the problem is in NZ, it seems too hard, too big to fix. Our focus for our film project, is on what each of us CAN do to make change - but there are also times we need to be reminded of why that is important.
Each time a story hits out media, there is an outcry. "MONSTERS" we say. We are angry. We put up angry faces on fb, our hearts break for the pain those children endured.
But then we move on.
We know the names of many of the children who have died at the hands of abusers. And they deserve be remembered.
But what of the names of the thousands of others who survive but suffer in silence.
Do we value their lives enough to do something about that now?
There is NO excuse for abuse and we absolutely agree self-responsibility and accountability are important.
At some stage, the surviving abused children will cross the line into adulthood. If these these kids have not been provided with some kind of hope, if no one steps in to show them what real love and care is– it is unfortunately and statistically likely that they will become the same people we label Monsters.
Should we just lock them all up now to save the problem repeating?
Of course not - all babies are born, I believe with something amazing to offer this world we live in. All are born with the same rights to be nurtured and loved.
If a parent is unable to (which can happen for so many reasons) other people can step in to make a huge difference.
There are a whole range of reasons a child becomes vulnerable and it affects children from all parts of our society.
We have been on the road for almost a year now, going into communities, talking to people affected by abuse, talking to the doers and the leaders. Ultimately it comes back to how much we are willing to value children. Cont. below 👇
The way kindness feels 💕 spent the afternoon with my sister's babies - and mine.
She routinely watches my kids without even batting an eye, without considering the other things she could be doing or the inconvenience to her. She's a selfless human that inspires me to be kinder, more compassionate and more loving.
Thanks for being you, @katerkain
#kindyyc #actsofkindness #lifeofkindness #genh
An incredibly generous friend has provided baking supplies for the 1000 cookies I will make, which will be distributed by friends and family 5/9-5/12 as acts of kindness on behalf of my son Joseph. #actsofkindness #fromjosephsheart
This is beautiful Eden who we were honoured to meet in our salon. Eden decided to chop her locks off to donate to a little girl who needs a wig. Such a gorgeous soul! Thank you Eden for letting us help you achieve this 😘
Books are magical treasures. The rewards one can reap from them, far outweighs all those that we have mined from the earth.
A sweet friend brightened my day today by leaving these on my desk and it made me stop and think: when’s the last time I went out of my way to bless somebody?
Little acts of kindness really go so far.
You never know what hangs in the balance of a decision to buy some flowers and write a kind note to someone. ✍🏽💐
Just a reminder to us all to be a blessing when we feel those little nudges. ☀️
Paying in forward! My nephew is in town for the week and this morning we took the dogs to the park and there were Hispanic workers working in our gated community cleaning up the grass/bushes and park like they do every week. My nephew kaison said they must be hot and there Mexican like me” more questions came and I explained to him that’s what they have to do to support their families and they work very hard so we have to be really nice to them.... three hours later we were leaving to go eat lunch and they were still there! Kaison told me he wanted to spend all of his money in his wallet to get them some food. I was so blown away... we went to Wendy’s immediately and bought them the biggest chicken sandwiches with fries and chicken nuggets. We told the lady what we were doing and she thanked kaison for his act of kindness. Clearly it was way more than he had but he told me how fun it was to do things like this! We dropped the food off and he felt so proud... they barley spoke English but you could tell they were so grateful! I love this kid more than life and cannot even believe at 6 yrs old what a kind good boy he is! I love you kaison José! #mijoo #giveback #helpothers #begrateful #nephew @wendys @_mc_kennnaaa #actsofkindness #integrity #thoughful #alwayshelpingothers
The little acts of service we do for others can be life changing.
Pay it Forward day is this Saturday, 4/28! Join me! Create the kindness you wish existed in the world. Be intentional right now and plan something kind to do on Saturday. Idea #4
: send a hand written note complimenting someone or send an unexpected thank you note. This would be so wonderful to receive. #payitforwardday #standforkindness @pifdayusa
Do what you can with what you have. ✨✨✨ I’m usually not big on reposts, but I’m sharing this because a) it gave me a serious case of the warm fuzzies and b) I think it’s an important reminder for musicians/ artists/ creatives who are trying to share their art with an audience.
We’re constantly bombarded with the success of the top performers in our industries, and it’s easy to fall into a mindset of, “I’ll never be as good as them, so why bother?” Don’t put off your passions because your progress is slower than you’d prefer. Start somewhere. Start now. Do what you can with what you have. You never know who your work will impact. ❤️
People are awesome - I lost my wallet earlier today... Mike (right) found my wallet in the parking garage of the building I was delivering SmartSquats to. He brought my wallet inside and gave it to the receptionist of his floor who then tracked me down on Facebook... Nothing was missing from my wallet...being that my wallet is full of moths as we work to grow SmartSquat... 😅 I gave him and the receptionist a SmartSquat as a thank you and showed them how to use it. The receptionist didn’t want to take a picture lol. The point is, be nice to people, help someone when they need it, hold the door, pay for the coffee behind you, something.. anything... Daily acts of kindness need to be the rule and not the exception. #thankyoumike #thankyou #peopleareawesome #payitforward #fitfamily #smartsquat #gymlife #actofkindness #actsofkindness #spreadlove #bekind #startup #startuplife
I challenge you to do one random act of kindness today. It can be as simple as giving a compliment. Because a “small” compliment from you can make a BIG difference in someone’s day. ❤️ #singlesexymeds
HOMECOMING: “Drowning in Love” 🏡🏡🏡 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡The deluge of sadness was paralleled only by the barrage of pure JOY— joy in the profound & practical acts of L🌸VE!!! Everywhere we saw them & we THANK YOU as e.a.c.h. of us feel somewhat celebratory in the midst of this trial. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Life is mysterious that way- beautiful and brutal all the same.... Two weeks ago we were awaiting a diagnoses & two days ago we arrived home to see #callancan
signs. LINING THE YARDS of spring green, each one circled round as if to bear hands raised saying, “KREIDELS YOU ARE NOT ALONE.” (Can you believe our neighbors did this? Thank you Julie Horton & Co. ) Behind Callan’s mask tears rolled down her aching cheeks as she saw friends of 20 years gathering to cheer her on. “WE ARE WITH YOU,” they implied. Isn’t that cry the ache of every heart- cancer or none?!? To know & be known?!! One sign lead to another bearing witness to our history, connection, community — a flood of memories behind every cardboard stick. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
Then, our yard was freshly manicured ( thank you Marshall Allen ), home was clean (thank you Darcy) & tables covered with baskets of remembrances (thank you everybody) —some mailed... some HAND DELIVERED just that day from Birmingham by Samford students who collected multi-sorority collaborations and wanted them to be here for her arrival. WOW! Top it off with a SONIC ICE MAKER (thank you Hammonds), dinner from meal chain (thank you Elly) & enough cards to read for months (thank you SAMFORD students, family,friends ) and we have the makings of a BEAUTIFUL LIFE. Callan, Chris, Cade & I are blessed! We are hurting & sad and peaceful & hopeful & nauseous & joyful & OVERWHELMED w L🌸VE. It is the best kind of drowning because as soon as we sink there is always a hand reaching down to lift us 🌸☀️🌸☀️🌸☀️🌸☀️🌸☀️🌸☀️🌸☀️
#community #connection #healing #sadness #joy #strength #purpose #pain #hope #love #peoplehelpingpeople #actsofkindness #bodyofchrist #goodneighbors
#lymphoma #healing #cancer #callancan #becauseGODcan #mysamfordstory
‼️💯 #mylifestory #ourkreidelstory
Do you know that there are kids out there who might not have access to a computer till they become teenagers or adults?
This is why we have decide to change the story for some of these kids, they would not only learn to use a computer, they would also learn to do so many amazing stuffs with it. It's happening soon, watch this space.
Would you like to join this mission, please send us a DM for membership details.
#computerliteracy #education #learning #servingwithlove
Y'all, I can't.... I'm just so touched once again by the love and kindness after Gypsy's passing. A surprise came to me at work today, from a beautiful soul all the way in Australia, @stephanie_sandiego
!!! Thank you, thank you sweet heart for thinking of me. You know I'm so proud of you and live vicariously through all your travel adventures. I adore you and look forward to a reunion soon. #soloved #gypsy #conversecollege #sisterhood #actsofkindness
🌷 Kindness can go a long way 🌷
The future is digital, and as ICT skills are becoming more of a necessity in life, we have identified the need to also equip the less privileged with these skills that would prepare them for the future.
Watch this space, some kids are about to receive their gifts.💌
#computerliteracy #IT #servingwithlove