On this Mother’s Day weekend, may it be what you want it to be, whether that is brunch, flowers, and gifts -or hiding out at home, taking a bath, and buying stuff online until it’s over. 🙂 ha. On my end, I sometimes treat myself to something. Because it just seems like I can get away with it. And today, that will be a facial. My neighbor does natural facials with homemade treatments, and it’s really such a treat.
As for Mother’s Day in Ecuador, they serenade mothers all night long in front of every mother’s house – and that includes playing very loud music and lighting fireworks. Most certainly we’ll hear quite a bit of it all through the night!
Here are a few Love Announcements I hope you’ll enjoy:
-I give you my *highest recommendation* to watch the movie, Lion. It is a riveting true story of childhood, brotherhood, motherhood, and adoption. I’m still stunned by it. It will leave you breathless, and perhaps weeping, and hugging your loved ones, and just overall amazed. It would be so lovely to watch it this weekend. (watch via Amazon Prime or iTunes.)
-For Mother’s Day weekend, read: The Birth of a Mother, about the woman’s identity transition of becoming a mother. This topic isn’t spoken of enough! A lot of my friends resonated with this. NY Times.
-My talented copywriter friend, Koseli, is working at Tubby Todd Bath Co. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they are a super delightful toiletries brand for kids and moms. And the products are made with 100% natural ingredients. So nice!
-This bag, below, is coming to you SOON. We are working out logistics for getting our goods shipped to the States. I continue to get compliments from Ecuadorian women every time I carry it around town. 🙂-One of our Body+Soul Camp alumni sent us this: “I was driving back to LA from SF this weekend and I was listening to True Self, False Self, by Richard Rohr. Knowing you both, you probably have heard it already, but if not – YOU NEED IT! It’s an audiobook that I’ve been listening to through Audible. Here is a link to it. It was so, so, so good regarding religion and spirituality. It just nailed it on the head for me. I thought of you both the whole time. It aligns so much with what you guys teach!” Thank you, Heidi Hansen!!
-Gah! A floral designer in NYC is doing Flower Flashes and turning trash cans into giant vases and filling them up with flowers!
–Gather for Goats has now brought in enough money for over 200 goats (yay!). But to provide for all the Syrian families in need in this area, we need about 578 more goats. Lifting Hands International is on the ground now making arrangements for the goat deliveries. If you could spare a bit or spread the word, donations of all amounts are still very much needed! It would be a lovely last minute Mother’s Day gift for someone who wants to do more for refugees. Let’s keep this going!
And, mother or not, what will you be doing this weekend? I hope you have something good to look forward to!!
Sending love to you all,