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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

There's No Place Like Home

So many holiday activities have taken center stage over the past few days. In the days to come, I hope to have a chance to just sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy it all. I’ll probably spend some time in this cozy corner of our living room. That lovely peach light (It's not as bright as it looks in this photo.) is a Himalayan Salt Lamp. We love the soft hearth-like glow it gives off. What we have, what’s captured in this photo, is very different from what many people experience. We know how fortunate we are. We know we can’t wave a magic wand and make it better for everyone. But we can make some small contributions which when combined with other donations and volunteer efforts, can change someone else’s life for the better.

Here is one organization that helps poor and homeless women and their children. The Women’s Lunch Place, in Boston, offers a variety of services from bathing and restroom facilities, to nutritious meals, to simply a safe place to rest that’s not on the streets. They also help with clothing, advocacy, job applications and so much more. Perhaps most important, is that they treat every woman with the utmost respect. I can only begin to imagine what it’s like to be homeless. But I think The Women’s Lunch Place would feel like a safe haven and a lifeline to me, if I were in that situation. :: Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

dancingmorganmouse said...

It's lovely, and much more natural shaped than ours.