Si dice che i bambini ti insegnano tanto... Ed è vero!
Tu mi insegni che le brutte giornate si cancellano con un abbraccio, mi insegni che con un sorriso passa il malumore, mi insegni che l'amore puro e genuino esiste.
Sei un vulcano di energia, una esplosione di felicità e non hai idea di quanto bene mi fai ❤️
Buon compleanno piccola.
🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃🌹🍃 O amor tem a tendência de nos melhorar.
O amor inspira, afirma, confirma
O amor liberta, refaz, resgata
O amor conforta, fortalece, cura
O amor perdoa, muda, renova
O amor equilibra, direciona, conscientiza...
O amor anda de mãos dadas com a
Emoção e a Razão...🌹🌵 .
Day 20 trash pickup: You can pick up a lot of trash in forty minutes! And get really sweaty. And get a ‘Hey, baby’ yell from a crazy guy in a truck.
Ah well, lots of car parts in this load, recyclables, McDonald’s fry containers, a banged up CD, a metal pipe. I got some great new bags from the Scott County Recycling center as well as some new gloves! Thankful for the resources we have in our community for those who want to get involved.
Additional thoughts during today’s pickup: my involvement in white supremacy is the same as this trash I collected. I did not throw this trash on the sidewalks; I didn’t put it there. But I realize a responsibility to the community I live in, to do my part to make it a better place.
Same with white supremacy. I am not a racist. But if I am not a racist, then I need to actively be antiracist. There’s a difference. There are lots of arguments for it ‘not being my problem’; ‘I didn’t have slaves’. These arguments aren’t effective and they show glaringly the privilege behind them. Shouldn’t I start taking responsibility?
This is my country, this is my town. My family did not own slaves, but we’ve all been a part of a system that has not been just, fair, and free to all, as it promises to be. The system fails us ALL when it doesn’t condemn injustice, when murderers walk free. It isn’t just when we have more people in prison than any other country in the world. I am privileged just by being white. And we often can’t see our own privilege when it’s the ‘water we’re swimming in’. I want to see that water, and I want to see who is being left behind on purpose. Do a little digging, and it’s everywhere.
And so just like I picked up strangers’ trash today and will continue to do so, I will do my part to open my eyes to myself and others in this fight for justice right now. It matters; every bit of it matters.