Happy Sunday, dear friends. This coming week, my two daughters will be home from college on their Spring Break. School vacations are certainly different than when they were younger, but this year takes the cake.
While they wish to have a completely relaxing week to soak up some rest after the first half of the term, they also have to work a bit to keep their spending money up. They were fine with this, and their time out of the house allows me to get my work done. So the situation seemed to be well balanced.
Then a relative asked if she and her daughter could come stay with us for half the week while they visit colleges in the area. While we are always happy to have relatives visit at any time, and look forward to spending quality time with them, the timing threw a wrench into our preconceived plans for the week.
I started to get stressed out, and think about how I could meet everyone’s needs and make them all happy. That little voice inside me whispered that it was not my responsibility to make everyone happy. It went on patiently about free-will choice and divine sovereign beings on their own path. It finally reminded me that I also had a choice and a responsibility to my own divine sovereign path.
Yes, I will admit to sometimes getting frustrated when my inner knowing reminds me of the truth, but it always brings me right out of the old way of thinking and interacting with other beings, and puts me back into my heart space.
So, this next week I will be going with the flow. I will take responsibility for my own needs, which include some work space, time with my girls and time with my relatives. I will be available to assist in ways that support everyone, within the limits of my availability, I will set loving but firm personal boundaries and realistic expectations related to what I can accomplish.
I will also allow everyone to do what they choose and feel how they feel, knowing that they are all divine eternal beings with their own spiritual guidance. I have also noticed, that in the end, this type of allowing seems to resolve things much faster than blocking the energy by trying to keep everyone happy! What a sweet relief it is to let everyone be responsible for themselves. Myself included!
The Star Fish Throwers.
A few months ago, we shared the story of an amazing chef in India who has been feeding the poor in his village and putting customs and cultural taboos aside to make his world a better place.
I recently saw that this man was featured in a documentary called the Star Fish Throwers, which features many wonderful people who have taken steps to do what “little” they could towards problems that seemed insurmountable.
Each small step toward good adds energy to the good of all. The way these people were then supported by like-minded beings that expanded their projects far beyond the small scope they first envisioned is indeed miraculous.
The Starfish Throwers website gives you access to the documentary trailer and ways for you to request a viewing in your town. It also links to many wonderful programs that are in alignment with the tenets of a Star Fish Thrower. Star Fish represent wishes that are thrown and stick because of the love they contain.
One of the programs was even created by actor Jim Carrey, called Better U which provides improved and healthier rice growing techniques and support to developing areas.
Stripey Stork provides good things for new UK moms in need.
When my girls were little, it was amazing how much stuff they required, and how quickly they grew out of it. I used to donate all their outgrown clothing and toys to our local Family Service League, which directly gifted clean baby equipment to the community in need.
A young mom in the UK wanted to do the same thing, but found it difficult to find places that would accept the donations. She decided to start Stripey Stork in 2013, to create gift baskets for new mothers who were struggling to provide for their newborns.
This article shares the story of how one such mother felt by the lovely donation, and how it helped her to transition out of poverty into a more stable environment.
While many countries do provide support for new mothers and their babies, it is not often enough. I adore this process of mothers supporting other new mothers and sharing the good they received by passing it on to those in need.
A nine year old Canadian boy saves a racehorse with his birthday money.
While most wish for a world where animals will no longer be used in sport, much work has been done in recent years to support retired animals in the gaming industry. My neighbor’s mother has adopted 2 greyhounds from the dog racing rescue in her area, and programs are also set up to rescue race horses.
Brandon Heyman of Ontario, Canada lives on a farm with his family and quite a few large animals. His mom MJ Allen saw a rescue alert from a local horse group about a retired mare named Karazan that had just been sold to a meatpacking company.
She felt sad that this beautiful animal was not going to be saved, and she shared her feelings with her son. He immediately told her to use his up-coming birthday money to save the horse.
MJ was so inspired by her son’s actions that she raised the rest of the money needed to save the horse, and they brought her home to their farm. They call Karazan the “Queen of the Pasture,” and are awestruck by the amazing relationship she has developed with Brandon.
While I honor families who have the space to save a large animal like this, what inspires me more is the kindness of this young boy. To empathize with another being that needs assistance, to have compassion for it, and reach out with concrete support is the way forward into a more loving earth community.
A young disabled woman sends out cards filled with love.
This short article shares the experience of a mother who’s daughter is a disabled young adult. She has spent plenty of time in hospitals over the years, and because of her disability she is unable to hold down a job.
When she discovered the Angels Sending Hope website, she was so inspired that she decided to dedicate her life to creating and sending out beautiful cards to those who needed support and love.
Every week she creates about 12 cards and sends them all over the world. Angels Sending Hope provides the names and mailing addresses of individuals who need love and support.
This program has given her increased meaning in her life, and an amazing outlet for her love and creativity. It also provides an international network of support for those who simply need a kind word. This is something anyone can do for very little effort and money, but it means so much to those receiving these gifts of love.
A toddler meets his heroes, and they are not at all what others would expect.
This story made me smile big. A little boy finally got to meet his heroes. Heroes are very personal to each of us, and the influence of other people’s opinions usually have no bearing on our choices, which is a very good thing.
This little boy loved big trucks and the people who drive them. He had been watching out the window regularly to see trucks, and the garbage men who passed by his house weekly always waved to him when they saw him at the window.
His mother did not realize this at first, and always wondered why he would get so excited at times. One day she watched and sure enough, the garbage men were all smiles and waves.
A personal meet and greet was set up, and the little boy was so excited to see them that he went into overwhelm mode when they took his picture. I am sure the garbage men felt good about inspiring this little guy, and being reminded that no one ever knows how important they are to others.
Restoring Faith in Humanity.
I always check for these wonderful video compilations that remind us of the good in this world. When others are in need of help, so many rush to their assistance, even if it means putting themselves in danger.
With the spread of dash-cams and security-cams, many more acts of kindness, that may have gone unnoticed, are available for us to view. They remind us that we are all angels, sent here to help others when they need us.
That’s the good news for today. Have a special day. Please join Gavin Harrill for the Golden Gaia News Roundup on Monday.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!