So grateful for everyone who came out to @kidsave young professional’s happy hour this past Thursday @embassyrowhotel 💛🌟 - you all made my first event as a board member a success. Thank you to Alex for such courageous story telling, inspiring us all to work harder in support of vulnerable kids. To those who couldn’t attend, get in touch with me to get engaged and keep an eye out for our next young professionals event. We so look forward to seeing everyone at the November gala, “A Platinum Affair,” at the French Embassy’s La Maison Francaise, with gourmet dinner prepared by 2 of Washington’s best French chefs in celebration of @kidsave past 20 years - 20 years in which 8,500 kids found families and 2,500 professionals were trained to do this work globally. Contact me to purchase tickets ($140 young professional, $240 professional), a table (of 10, $2,500), sponsorship ($5,000-$25,000) or to contribute to the silent or live auction. Your support changes kid’s lives 💛🌟
made a new friend on my daily walk by the river who reminded me of one my favorite little works of writing (on the subject of bunnies and wisdom): “Wisdom is like the bunny that lives in my front yard. I catch a glimpse of her through my window and I get SO excited and I’m like: “OH MY GOSH! LOOK!!! A BUNNY! SHE’S RIGHT THERE AND SHE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ME AND SHE’S SO BEEEEAAAAUUUUAUTIFUL!!!!!! So my kids run over to see and I point- but the bunny is gone already. Nothing but grass in the front yard. And they look at me all sad and annoyed and I’m like, “Huh. That’s weird. I’m pretty sure I saw a bunny. Maybe not, though. Huh.” That’s wisdom for me. I see and know beauty and truth for just a few moments at a time. Can’t hold onto it.
Maybe the key is just to notice the bunny and be thrilled about the bunny and then describe the bunny as quickly and carefully and precisely as possible and then even after it’s gone – to BELIEVE that you SAW A BUNNY. Even if you have no PROOF. Believe that you saw it. You saw it. For a moment- it was yours. Then you just wait and watch. You keep your eyes open and your heart soft and you prepare yourself to notice and be thrilled by bunnies again.
Weavers’ fingers flying on the loom,
Patterns shift too fast to be discerned.
All these years of thinking
Ended up like this:
In front of all this beauty
Understanding nothing. – Bruce Cockburn, Understanding Nothing.” - @glennondoyle
So much fun hosting tonight’s first DC @kidsave young professionals’ committee meeting! @kidsave is a non profit focused on bringing vulnerable, older children without families into connection with loving adults. Stay tuned for upcoming young professionals’ events and message me to get involved as a volunteer! #DoItForTheKids