Happy Threads

With recent events in Paris and Facebook dialogue it is very easy to feel dragged down, but can we not instead think about ways to change. How can we do our part individually to make this world a better place? We know there is pain, injustice and hardship in this life. The way I see it and have always approached it is that we have buried within us this light that can shine through our darkest moments. We must ignite our passions and love for humanity.

Such moments of emotion can provide the incubation for movements toward renewal. What if we made it our mission to find that thing that could skip a beat in our heart? Can we teach compassion and empathy to our future leaders? I want to feel sad and discouraged with our work in the village projects and see that maybe the problem is too big tackle, but I know that it is not. If we come together and we join forces a ripple effect can be created.

Even if we die fighting, we die knowing we fought for life. I believe in betters days, better people and a better world. We can and are creating it. It may take time and we may lose focus, but I know that there is good in this world. I see it everyday, but I want see even more. I want to keep pushing the limits to encourage that light to shine on like a lighthouse to lost ships at sea. Come and lets build a small fire and lighten those tears. There are always solutions instead of problems. What can you do? Words are empty if left without action. Stop talking and rather do something about it that makes a difference. Leave an impression that can transform, empower and grow.

A life event happened that broke Hana's heart. I stood there at the barrier between her house and mine and told her not to cry. Instead I suggested she take spools of yarn and weave her sadness into beautiful dresses.

A life event happened that broke Hana’s heart. I stood there at the barrier between her house and mine and told her not to cry. Instead I suggested she take spools of yarn and weave her sadness into beautiful dresses.

 

After working stead on the dresses an opportunity has arrived where we will take the designs to a poor village in the Philippines to partner with NGO. There we will train the women to make the dresses in order to gain a higher wage that can be reinvested in community projects and also starting their own businesses. If we can use our pain to move our passions what a life we can create.

After working steady on the dresses an opportunity has arrived where we will take the designs to a poor village in the Philippines to partner with NGO. There we will train the women to make the dresses in order to gain a higher wage that can be reinvested in community projects and also starting their own businesses. If we can use our pain to move our passions what a life we can create.

 

At the start we used design boards as reference, but her imagination eventually came alive. We did not know where the journey would lead, but I knew her threads could heal herself and others.

At the start we used design boards as reference, but her imagination eventually came alive. We did not know where the journey would lead, but I knew her threads could heal herself and others.

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