Angela Farmer lives on the beautiful island of Lesvos, where ~13000 refugees are suffering in sub-human conditions while waiting for asylum in the EU. Angela, Susan, Linda, and others are helping as many of these people as possible. We are raising funds, 100% which will go towards supporting a mother and her young children. Please consider making a one time or ongoing contribution. You can contact me or donate at Linda's GoFundMe. Thank you!
You are Essential
When we feel overwhelmed and like we'd like to make more positive impact in our world, it's important to remember that though we can't do everything, we can do our part and be a force for change. Whenever you share yourself, time, talents, and resources, "Ya window. Even the tiniest piece is essential to the whole!" (Angela Farmer, scroll to end of blog to learn about her)
Each of us is significant. Imagine if the pieces in the Cathedral window were all the same shape, color, and size? Diversity uniting– combining strengths and differences to act together with others– is powerfully creative! Imagine missing pieces, who didn't show up because they thought they weren't enough? And, just as colorful pieces let the light shine through, we help brighten the world when we share our best.
The Cathedral window analogy also brings to mind that majestic cathedrals were built over hundreds of years, "by many who would never see their work completed or admired, but knew their labor was worthwhile." (Susan Harley) The Notre Dame Cathedral, for example, took about 300 years to complete: That's about 10 generations of people working towards a common cause, with each person's contribution integral to the cathedral's wholeness.
Whether we're raising children, farming, teaching, inventing, healing, making art, working towards justice, or any other act, our part is enough. We can give our best and know we're making a positive difference. Whatever you create– and as you do what you can, while you can, from where you are– please remember you're a vital piece of the whole.