We had just the night before gone to see my mom's incredible mind-blowing-amazing play (which I mentioned last week) and listened to David Lynch, the founder of Responsibility speak about his decades of experience educating children who live on garbage dumps in Mexico and Nicaragua - children who have never known life outside the landfill.
In one week, my mother and her directing partner raised over $8,000 to fund David Lynch's Blue Tarp Schools and provide landfill communities with fresh water* - and in the process brought this noble cause to the attention of hundreds of children in Southern California, and their families - giving kids as young as eight, the opportunity to spread hope and educate their communities through theatre, music and dance.
There is so much we can do for others. For starters? We can live our lives appreciating all the incredible things we have. Plant seeds of change where foliage is lacking. Give money if we have it and hope if we can spare some and time when, at the end of the day, some remains.
Spring is about new beginnings. About hope and change and appreciating the beauty we have within us, behind us, beyond us...
It's about celebrating with standing ovation, the wild flowers that dance in full bloom.
For those of you who give - who love and inspire and change and compliment and help and go on faraway journeys to spread peace and resources and songs of hope - thank you.
You make this life a worthy one.