Day 25~ My mama...
Compassionate caregiver, healer, mama, midwife, teacher, student of life. She has taught me to try and always lead with my heart, even especially when it's most challenging to do so. She has taught me that you can always handle more than you think you can. From her I've learned to value people and experiences over the things you buy at the store. From her I got my love of reading, my devotion to the underdog, abundant optimism and the best soup recipes around. She, more than anyone else, has shown me what it is to just be in a space while the world feels like it's breaking apart, whether it be through chronic illness, death or a long and arduous labor that leaves a mama feeling like she just simply can't anymore. She is the calm in the storm, the safe harbor, the balanced voice of love and reason. She carries the weight of not being able to fix all of the things for everyone, but rolls up her sleeves and carries on, steadfastly led by the work of the heart anyway. My gratitude for my mama extends way beyond what she has given to me. What she has given to so many throughout her lifetime, is where the gratitude is so deeply rooted.
Fighting the Good Fight, Day 25: ACLU
From their website:
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Every day across the nation, the ACLU is called on to defend all the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
There's never been a more important time for freedom-loving people to support the ACLU and our effective work to protect civil liberties.