Early this morning, I walked along the rivers edge with Blue. The sun lit up the hoar frost, revealing a magical crystallized world. I could not help but feel as if we had shifted into the dawn of a new day. Yesterday's events filled me with a sense of hope and renewal that I have not felt for a long time. Possibilities. Change. Transformation. HOPE.
It won't be easy for any of us, especially our new president, but as I walked I began to think about my own personal commitment to our country's healing journey. Some of the questions I am asking myself is how and where am I wiling to show up to create change? How can I be of service to another in my small way to bring hope and transformation to another? These questions were inspired by witnessing one of those acts yesterday.
After leading a corporate EnVIsion retreat yesterday morning, I headed over to get my hair cut. As I sat in the chair chatting with my favorite hair dresser Darcie, a beautiful young woman named Lindsey walked in. Her thick, blonde hair flowed down to the middle of her back. She had come in for a cut and to donate her hair to Locks of Love . Here is their mission statement: "Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children."
I watched from my chair as her hair was braided into two thick strands and 8 inches of love was cut off for a child in need. My hair won't grow that long, although I have often wished that I could do this too. I found myself in complete awe of her experience and let out a big FEISTY WOOOO HOOO. I asked if I could photograph her generous act to inspire readers on my blog. Here is the photo, I hope as a reader of Living Our Dreams, Lindsey's random act of love and kindness inspires you to begin asking yourself some of these questions too.
How about this week, we each create an inspiring act of love and pass it forward. Feel free to post your act here on the blog.