#ROAR#DISNEYSPRINGS with my #family . But @signey2013 and I had to get away from this #trex#dinosaur 🦖 first. 🤠
Best part is 40 years ago today my mom took me to Orlando for my 6th Borthday. For her 78th Birthday we have brought her to #Disney to celebrate 40 years of adventure. It’s kinda cool because this 1/2 of my life is about living a full and adventurous life that gives back to the people that makes me feel whole. And even better we have three generations of the Rice clan getting ready to walk through the gates tomorrow morning. Kinda fun and teaching our little girl to pay it forward by making it possible for people to imagine to dream again. #neverloseyourdreams#livewithpassion#love#care#give#dream#beatthetrex#run#disney#themouse
hey friendz ✨
I recently stepped out of an 18 month relationship with someone who blessed my heart and forever changed my life. I wasn’t sure how detailed or transparent I wanted to be about this socially, but I realized that when we give each other our truth — every weird, personal bit of it — we give those receiving it permission, and even encouragement, to share theirs with us. And then we’ve got ourselves a bumpin’ truth-fest on our hands that may just render healing for those who need it most.
That being said, I want to use this post as just that: if anyone reading this recently (or longer ago than you care to admit) has gone through a breakup or is simply struggling in general to find your peace in the world of love/dating and needs somewhere to rest your thoughts — I want to be that safe space for you. And I actually mean it, guyz. I made a decision two years ago that I would live my life in service, just as the selfless tree did in Shel Silverstein’s #TheGivingTree (fav book of all time☝🏼🌳) Even when I feel like a stump of a person.
When I feel I’ve got nothing left in me.
That’s when I want to give you a place to rest. (We always have something to give. Literally always.) My heart is fragile/delicate/aching but it’s also beating wildly. With clarity. With love. With newfound compassion for those who have ever sailed these unforgiving seas of what seems to be impossible loss.
Please, heavy hearts. If you need somebody. Slide into the DMs. Drop into the comments. I want to give my heart to anyone who needs it. (Even if it’s totally unrelated to a breakup. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, confusion — git on over. I’m your girl.) This is our selah moment (Hebrew for: to pause and think). Let’s hop on the healing train together and see what some crazy truth-telling will lead us to discover. 🚂✨
photo by: @janellerosephotography 📷🙏🏼
Sometimes all it takes is a hand, an opportunity, to make change in someone’s life, and Fresh Start is just that. Amin lost both his job as an Uber driver, and income, after his car was stolen. With the help of our amazing members and volunteers, we were able to provide Amin Bob with a car, and he now works for @lyft providing an income for himself and family! Join us as we take on Project 2, and work to make a long term change in the lives of those who just need an opportunity!
I learned something very valuable on my Cassidy family fishing trip this past weekend, and that’s to give yourself the time you need to ensure your cup is full. Being a yoga teacher, I am very often giving my all to those in my classes, and as a manager with Choice always doing my best to lead my team. In order to do this effectively, I needed to give myself some time to “re-fill my cup”. Always find the time you need to fill your cup, so you can fill the cups of those around you😊🤟🏼🕉❤️ •
Attached are some of the timeless memories shared by the #cassidyboys 😂⛰🎣🙏🏼 #familia#yogi#life#laugh#love#venture#mountains#fishing#mammoth#give#receive#yinyang#namaste
Some thoughts from Elena, our Project Development Director: “I'm a rising junior at Yale studying Economics. This summer, I'm working in Santiago, Chile at the Chilean economic development agency's center for social innovation, and getting ready to go back to school after taking the past year off. To me, Circle of Women means powerful, strong connections in the most unlikely of places to create real change. I have been so inspired by all the people I have met through Circle of Women and all we've been able to do together!”
We all have that one thing that you feel as if someone will have to pry it away from our grips(or from our hearts) with an unimaginable force. Or that thing that you gave to God as a substitute for the “real thing”... we made an exchange with God that was more of a decoy or a “version” of what he asked for but never gave him the WHOLE issue, person, relationship, job, disorder, etc. We gave him something we thought would suffice and get us results without fully trusting THE GOD who has more for us than we could ever imagine. But we have to start by letting go. We have to start by giving full control to God. He has better if we would just trust Him and have faith that the One who knows all and can do all is on our side. .
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
I am writing you to say you are a Dope as kid. Your imagination is cosmic, your swag is corky and so unhood a bit feminine too, but you are brave and growing to be the most Alpha male I know. You are bullied and picked on, they call you pretty boy, or white boy...FUCK them. You are tired of being the target of others insecurities just to come home to walk on eggshells. I wish I was there with you then to speak up and protect you, instead of your older sister doing it. You are not a coward, you are not lame, you are not wack.
Yes, they laugh at you now.. but trust me your future is AWESOME! You are EXACTLY who you believe you are. What you think is a lack of action or being a bitch...is actually teaching you empathy, control and strength of character. What you think makes you corny, is actually going to get you a LOT of pussy later on.😁 Dude... you got this. Be true to you. This is around the time you drunk that bottle of Nyquil and dumped your step fathers pills down your throat. .. hiding under your bed..yea, your going to shit for days!! Those were stool softeners..lol
Your older brother is also hurting and actually causes more damage. Its cool. You will be great. Keep that imagination going. Keep talking to Transformers and your imaginary friends. Keep dreaming.. it will happen. Rasul, you crack me up. I love you. Yes... you will always have that sniffle from a runny nose and wet mouth. ( that mouth comes in handy, that sniffle makes people think your on coke..LMFAO!!) DONT DUMB YOURSELF DOWN TO MAKE OTHERS FEEL COMFORTABLE.. you are one of the smartest people I know, I love your fun facts. .. anyway, stay true to you. It gets better as the days go by. You actually time travel. Yes! You are here with me now 30 years later. You are free to leave when you want.. your good now.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came to Kenya. At first glance the slums in the Mathare Valley have all the tellings of utter bleakness. But upon closer examination I found more hope there than anywhere else I have been.
That hope is being cultivated primarily by the organization Missions of Hope International (MOHI). MOHI has built holistic centers right within these slums that provide children with quality education, basic health care, and hope for a better life. It doesn’t stop there, they also provide basic health care, job skills training, and Microfinance loans to start business for the families of the children being educated.
MOHI was founded by a couple from Kenya and most of the staff are Kenyan citizens with a few US missionaries through CMF playing a supportive role. That means the work is being done by the people of Kenya for the people of Kenya.
MOHI is currently educating and empowering 16,000 children within the slums. Our financial support today will ensure those 16,000 stay on the right course and it will allow even more children to get enrolled.
We should not endeavor to force our culture on others, nor should offer short term gifts that only create dependence. We should, however, be stewards of the innocent. By donating to MOHI we can help the Kenyan people empower their children. Already you can see the hairline cracks on the glass ceiling that has loomed over this community for so long. This newly educated generation will shatter that obstacle for themselves, and for all generations to follow.
Please consider making a contribution to this grand effort. With our resources, and their passionate efforts, I am invincibly confident we will see a transformation of the slums in that valley within our lifetime.
Prayer rocks from our amazing parent community were placed into the concrete of our new stadium seating. Thank you to all who have prayed for our stadium expansion project. #pray#rally#give#build#gofcspaladins
🎄Christmas in July 🎄 Insta-Sale at Joy in the Midst Creative is coming up this week! This Wednesday, July 25, I’ll share in stock items at a highly discounted prices ✨ Go ahead and stock up on your gift giving for the rest of the year. 💝🙌
👆💚✊💪True#COMPASSION Is Not doing something for another to Recieve or to get back -- but Instead, its doing favors from the #Heart an #Soul 💚 expecting nothing back in return!!! .... Completely Stop Judgeing others thats of a different skin color or ethnicity as you as being Inferior an start seeing fellow humans for there Own #Awesomeness !!!... Be #GreatFul for what you have an #appreciate others reguardless of flaws for what they have !! Not everybody has 2 arms an 2 legs but Fuck IT!!! Appreciate them for what they Have Anyway!!!!✊💪👌💚 Spread #Love an #Greatfulness !! NOT Fear an Hate #Smile#loveyourself#Spreadlove ☺💚