Holiday Hands Update... We Did It! Love Wins!
Yesterday, through @Together Rising's Holiday Hands program, you met the needs of 700 families in less than four and a half hours.
I’m still in awe. I am overwhelmed, filled up, exhausted, and mostly—grateful. Grateful for the courage of the askers and grateful for the character of the givers. Grateful that we are able to create the world we live in. Grateful that yesterday, you showed up and created a more beautiful world.
Swipe left to see some of the 700 beautiful families you showed up for yesterday! 700 families will breathe easier this holiday season. We did that together. The holidays – which are supposed to be about Love and Mercy and Grace will be about Love and Mercy and Grace for them this year.
I know how it feels to be down and lost and empty and lonely and hurting and have a stranger offer a hand. Something shifts inside of you. I’ve felt that shift in hospitals and addiction meetings and in therapist’s offices and in churches and here in this community. Always here. It’s just everything- to be seen. To be loved when you’re DOWN – just for being a human being –without earning it. It’s everything. There is nothing else.
And for the givers - isn’t it wild? We spend so much time looking at the world with our hearts broken- wishing it were different. Wishing people cared for each other. Wishing people would be kinder, live bigger, think beyond themselves. Wishing. And then one day we find ourselves jumping in and MAKING IT SO. We stop wishing and DO. We CREATE. I cannot handle the truth of this: that you MADE A BETTER WORLD for 700. Do you see that? That these 700 families will go to bed tonight in a kinder, bigger, smaller, better world than the one they woke up in yesterday? That we all will?
If you missed Holiday Hands and still want to help families over the holidays, you can give a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to Together Rising by clicking on the link in my bio above. We continue receiving and filling requests for holiday needs through mid-December — and we fill the needs of families all year long. Thank you!!! LOVE,
G & @together.rising