There is so much more meaning to this “quote” for me now.
If you don’t follow my stories the you’re probably not aware of the story behind this photo; the full message OR the story of it being stolen. If you recognize the quote, it’s either because you remember it from my letter board photo on June 6th or you’ve seen it floating around Facebook.
This “quote” was stolen off my page. The original photo I created was cropped to remove me and my children and a blurry version went viral. Since then is has been widely circulated and now turned into this “meme” by someone (without credit to me) and is going viral -again. To say it’s been frustrating and painful is putting it lightly. Awhile ago I wrote a blog post sharing my story and last night I wrote an open letter to the woman who stole it (link in bio)
And now here I sit. Not fully sure what to do. I can’t keep going after credit for each new post -it’s taken up too much of my time already and only added to my frustration. Trying to recover this hasn’t helped me focus on my page or the message I want to spread either. So, I’m going to let it go, as much as it pains me, sometimes you just have to walk away. I’m not giving up, I’m moving on. And I won’t walk away feeling defeated, and here’s why...
A friend of mine reminded me to focus on the fact that though this was ripped off and stolen from me it STILL has inspired millions of mamas everywhere (it’s even been translated into several other languages!). So while I don’t feel it’s actually “me” inspiring, just my words, it still is helpful to know that this quote succeeded in doing its job. Also, it’s shown me what mamas so desperately need and want; validation. To know they are worthy. To know the job that they are doing is worth it. To know they are seen.
So while this will always be a painful experience for me, I will and am going to rise above and focus on the message I am here for. To create a safe space for ALL MAMAS to come laugh and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired. Thank YOU to the community who is already here; YOU ladies inspire me daily. You are my people. Thank you for fighting for me and showing me what #momssupportingmoms means.
Posted at: 2019-07-18 02:23:55
Feeling extra grateful to be her Mama & for all you beautiful Mamas! I love being apart of the Mom Club. It’s what I’ve wanted my entire life! Community is one of THE most important parts of my journey in motherhood. I’m going to be vlogging about it soon. My Mom friends are a HUGE reason I can survive doing this thing. 😝 If you don’t have a community of Mamas...find one! Life is so much better with them in my life. 🥰
Posted at: 2019-07-18 01:31:02
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There's just something about grain 🔎🎞🎞 | Gardena, CA
Posted at: 2019-07-18 01:50:41
If you’re too busy focusing on what you once had or experienced, you’ll be too busy to realize all the goodness in your life. I wish I would have been more present in my early 20’s + just chilled and not tried to rush to the “good” parts of my life. Now life is always good, because I choose to acknowledge what a blessing today is. I forget sometimes but I check myself. Let the past be a great memory, stay in the present and embrace it + get excited about what’s about to come next ✨ Love youuuu ✨
Posted at: 2019-07-18 11:51:48
Our Resilient Aceh initiative in Lancang Paru Village, Aceh Province, #Indonesia seeks to improve #community resilience by enhancing economic security and in tandem, improving disaster preparedness.
The project targets women salt farmers within the village, whose income has been affected post-disaster, through implementing a community savings and household management programme with the aim of reducing reliance on external monetary resources such as money lenders and increasing overall financial security, especially in times of crisis.
In the past, the villagers have incurred debts from taking short-term loans when they were unable to make ends meet during the off-season and other occasions when extra cash was needed for farming equipment, #education for their #children or #health expenses.
During our monitoring visit this month, we spoke to a beneficiary, Mutia, a 31-year-old salt farmer who shared that the women in the village now feel motivated to improve their lives after joining our programme. Through our project, her illiterate friends have been trained to read and write so that they can apply the abilities they learned in their daily lives, creating more opportunities for them and helping to reduce their vulnerability. By keeping a record of her daily expenditure, Mutia is able to track her spending and start saving.
Happy Birthday to our soon bride to be Amanda 👰🎈 Enjoying her birthday breakfast alfresco dinning 🍽
We have also given her a birthday home workout 🙌
Amanda is loving the group support, home workouts which suits her lifestyle as a busy working mum.
Looking forward to seeing Amanda on her big day as we work with her to fast sprint and squat down the aisle 😂....'Joke'
What does community really mean to me?
My friends. Those beautifully real people with whom I learn to allow myself to actually be myself, with all the darkness and light, where I feel safe, loved and seen.
After a really rough couple of months, yesterday and today I spent time with people that mean a lot to me; Experiencing @thecure live, the band that colored my upbringing with my sister @crosti and my gang @evaklploulou & @komipou ~ wild dancing, laughter to tears, screaming and screaming at the top of our lungs... beyond deep and life-changing.
Today with my angels @sacredsoulliving and @briannaroseflows ~ my fiercely awesome family, who help me feel light and precious, by just being their own loving, magical selves. My heart and loyalty is with you.
Grateful, moved, calmer and cherished.
This is community. This is my breath of fresh air.
I love you so much Queens ❤️👑
Ein neues Logo - wieso, weshalb und warum ?
Wir möchten einfach besser werden und auch etwas haben, womit wir uns identifizieren können!
Das alte Logo ist nicht wirklich ein Logo gewesen, kam eher lieblos daher. Also haben wir überlegt, was passt zu uns, was gibt es noch nicht, was kann man machen.
GEOCACHERS' LIFE (Das Leben der Geocacher) - vielfältig und variabel. Wir lieben es zu reisen, auch mal zu berichten, Lost Places zu besuchen, draussen in der Natur zu sein und schöne Dosen zu suchen.
Es ist sehr vielfältig, ein Bezug ist vorhanden und darauf kann man aufbauen, sich weiterentwickeln und Wege gehen, die man gehen möchte.
Die Farben sind bewusst gewählt, sie strahlen einen Wiedererkennungswert aus!
Gerade auch als Teil des OrgaTeams Hamburgs Cache des Jahres möchte ich (Micha) meinen Beitrag liefern, möchte mich in jeglicher Lebenslage weiterentwickeln, Wissen sammeln und ein Teil der Community sein, möchte mich austauschen, Freundschaften schließen und viele tolle Abenteuer erleben.
Es gibt soviele Abenteuer da draussen, die nur darauf warten entdeckt zu werden!
#geocachen #geocaching#geocache#geocachingfun #geocachingadventures #geocache_finds #geocachinggermany #geocachingdeutschland #geocachersofinstagram #outdoor#hobby#community#youtube#geocaching_fotos #geocaching_photography #geocache_nation #hideandseek#foundit
TO SING FOR LOVE-
Last weekend we held the 8th(!) edition of the Mantra Vigil.
In a church, with a group of 25 brave and beautiful souls, we sang from sunset to sunrise.
I sing to forget.
To forget the confusion of smallness.
To forget the thoughts which tell me life should look like this.. or like that.. To forget the worries I mistake for being important and the tears I cry for the need to be right.. To forget that I ever forgot.. I sing to remember.
To remember the love that unites us.
To remember the perfection in imperfection.
To remember the soul of the universe vibrating through each individual soul, each individual cell..
To remember the light in the depth of the night.
To remember we’re held in The Mothers embrace, anytime and always.
I sing for it helps me devote my being to Truth.
Like fire can do.
Like dancing can do.
Like lovemaking can do.
Yes. Sleep is often underestimated.
But much, much, much more so is Waking Up.
Why walk through life in trance, when nature, love and the universe invites us to come home in a deep knowing?
A knowing that effortlessly keeps me #awake in nights like this.
Thank you so much @sefrijn for cocreating magic with me. And thank you Eline, Sarah, Sybren & Tobias for filling the space with cosmic vibrations.
See you in December? Save the date for this year it will be ON the winter solstice: 21-22 December.
Posted at: 2019-07-18 11:49:45
Never allow Satan isolate you from spiritual community... God designed us for fellowship and family.
You grow in spiritual community .
You develop character in spiritual community.
You develop and express your gifts in spiritual community.
If you are going to be all that God wants you to be,you must seek to find context within spiritual community.
A community you give power to keep you accountable and responsible.
The church is still God's safest and sanest Zone.
Don't believe that 'lie' that you can serve God on your own and all by yourself in your corner...Even God hates to be isolated- He exists in a Trinity.
A great article from @pollydunninghasopinions in today’s @sydneymorningherald - you can read the full article via our Facebook. We were happy to be asked to comment on this issue, and it’s been great to see so many passionate people responding in agreement. At Motherhood we recognise care as one of the most important roles in society. We are all equals, and we treat each other as such. Carers are inspiring, teaching and helping to raise future generations. It’s so important to us that everyone providing care is always valued and appreciated. We have set our pricing to reflect this and families can only post childcare jobs above minimum wage. However there are other options such as day/time swaps and connecting with another local family for a nanny share that are great cost effective solutions we can also facilitate. ☺️
Trying to get my body used to 2 training sessions a day. 💥
Posted at: 2019-07-18 11:47:40
One of our favourite things about this job is the sense of community and being entrusted with helping our clients to live out their heart's calling.
The types of people we work with really are putting their heart and soul into their work and we are so inspired by seeing the different projects that they bring into the world.
Climbing a mountain can be hard, when we support each other on the way up (or down!) then beautiful things can happen.
So here's a special thank you to everyone we've worked with and also everyone we've featured on our interview series so far, you inspire us and make us excited to get up in the mornings 🥰🙏. To read our selection of interviews with inspiring freelancers head to ardeacreative.com/blog
Adam Pandega as known as EGNEVER @egnevermusic is an Indonesian electronic music producer, DJ, and arranger who notable award like 1st Winner Yamaha DJ competition 2014, Runner Up of Flight 1061 VMODA DJ competition at Boshe VVIP Club Jogja has been complished. Being Influenced by International artist such as Mura Masa, RL Grime, San Holo, Skrillex, Jarreau Vandal, and Diplo, EGNEVER never stops to make a good mix for all of the people. Beside doing live perfomance, EGNEVER actively produce plenty EDM tracks, such as original mix, remix, mashup, and bootleg. Notable remix like Indonesian rapper Lil Rascal song Gue Kece and Andra And The Backbone iconic song Sempurna has been played more than two thousand times in soundcloud. EGNEVER Released an original mix under the name HOLYSHIPZ under Spinach Records and Warner Music ID.
Unlocking The New Experiences of Art & Music — ODYSSEY @ody.sse.y — 26.07.2019 — FRIDAY — ARTOTEL Yogyakarta @artoteljogja 🌞👁🙌🏼 — Starts 6PM.
#odyssey#odysseybyartotel #artotelprojectseries #artotelyogyakarta #artoteljogja #artotel #artotelgroup #indonesia#yogyakarta#jogjakarta #jogja#party#movement#artist #creative#music#art#design#passion#lifestyle#community#dance#instagram#culture#spirit#egnevermusic#house#disco#electronica
100% Pride seeing communities continue their journey in independent value-addition & market access without external financial support ✊🏽💓❤️.
This here is a photo sent from Laisani, a young woman in her mid twenties, exhibiting at the Cakaudrove Women’s Expo today (you might remember her from our earlier posts) 🌺. .
As a backstory ~ this time last year we sat in an NGO office listening to a senior manager conclude that independently making body balms was beyond the capacity of youth communities (organising packaging is a huge barrier in itself) & therefore not a viable means of income generation 🙄.
Yet here we are 12 months later. Receiving this photo update out of the blue & we couldn’t be more proud. Packaging sourced & paid with beautiful tapa labels 💓✨ Thank you Laisani for your faith & determination ❤️🇫🇯 #powertothepeople
Posted at: 2019-07-18 11:44:16
Dreaming of sunnier days.. throwback to last weekend 🙌 Perfect form @garagestudiopilates and @zoeknott22 😜 x Watch this space for more Pilates on the common classes this summer ☀️