As I sit on my cozy couch this chilly December morn, drinking coffee after a breakfast of my favorite toast and jelly, I am enjoying the warmth of the heat and the quiet ambiance of my surroundings, and I am grateful for all I have.
My thoughts turn to those who are homeless, in shelters, or victims of human trafficking and abuse, or others trapped in lives of stress or poverty. The many who don’t have the comforts of home.
I pray for them, and do what I can to help them.
As I sit quietly
In my home’s cozy corner
My prayers travel far
This month I am an Advocate for Dressember which is an organization that raises awareness and funds to fight human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide.
Modern slavery exists today in many places worldwide. Be it sexual exploitation, forced marriage, or forced labor, many women, men and children are victims.
You can help set them free by spreading awareness, making a donation to help one of the many organizations in their fight to stop this, or simply just pray that those who can help or intervene will do so.
I have teamed up with Dressember.org this month as a Advocate to spread awareness and raise funds. If you’d like to donate to my team’s campaign “Help Stop the Chains of Abuse” I would very much appreciate your support.
I will be giving a free handmade Origami Dress Ornament to anyone who makes a donation of $5.00 or more by December 15th.
Today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day
A day that raises awareness of the 2.5 billion people globally who do not have access to a toilet or clean water.
Read this article “24 Hours Without Clean Water” to get some idea of what it might be like to have to live without a toliet and clean water. Cottonelle is partnering with Water For People to raise funds and awareness around the lack of basic sanitation for families worldwide by asking individuals to #GoCommando4ACause. Kimberly-Clark Corporation will donate $1 to Water For People for every mention of the hashtag #GoCommando4ACause on social media, November 19-26.
Show your support in 140 characters or on Facebook, and help bring improved sanitation and clean water to those in need.
I hope you enjoyed my first Triple Shadorma poem that was inspired by encountering this little leaf. I dedicate this poem to all the elderly people who are now in nursing homes or care centers living out their lives perhaps in loneliness, hopelessness, or feeling no one cares. This little leaf I saw today reminded me of them.
This leaf reminded me to stop in the middle of my busy life to think of ways to reach out and care for others.
I am glad I am a part of a ministry (Expressions of Miriam Ministries) that volunteers to go into these homes to visit with the people there and perhaps uplift and encourage them in some way by bringing the joy of life and the love of God into their waning lives.