This is one brave, badass woman. She just keeps on giving. Everything we give comes back to us tenfold, that’s the only thing I really know for sure. If you are feeling as helpless as I am about Syria, give Glennon’s IG account a visit. ❤️ #loveflashmob #togetherrising
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ALL HANDS ON DECK! EMERGENCY LOVE FLASH MOB!!
I woke this morning to reports of the Syrian devastation. The little ones’ terrified faces. Mothers and fathers who have spent their lives fleeing- fleeing once again. My first response was: Nope. I’m done. This is just too effing much. I changed the channel to House Hunters.
Then I sat on the couch and thought: What if that was Abby and me fleeing? What if those were Chase and Tish and Amma’s terrified faces? And what if another mother across the globe saw us and decided our pain was “too much,” so instead of doing what she could, she changed the channel?
WE WILL NOT GO NUMB. We will NOT be people of pity who console ourselves by saying: I feel your pain in my heart. Pity is nothing.
Instead: We will be people of Love. Love is everything. Love is: Your pain in my heart and BACK OUT THROUGH MY HANDS.
Together, we will DO SOMETHING. We not allow the fact that we cannot do everything keep us from doing SOMETHING.
So here I am. I haven’t put a bra on yet but I’m off the couch and in my office. I called the Together Rising Board this morning and said: LET’S GO, SISTERS.
This from our partners in Syria: “Families have spent up to 20 days at a time underground - eating paper and leaves to stay alive. The children don’t know what a “banana” or an “egg” is- they’ve been on lockdown since 2013. By Monday, our team expects to be the first into Douma. We’re operating a kitchen and mobile medical clinics serving those families who made it out of the tunnels – injured, traumatized- but alive. $175,000 will provide food and medical support to 20,000 people for one month.” OUR GOAL: $175,000 to serve these families for 1 month. EVERY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PENNY WE RECEIVE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO OUR PARTNERS IN SYRIA IN 48 HOURS.
Eventually this weekend, I’ll turn all of this off and sink into gratitude and joy for my family’