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Joy is the gift of love

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Vreugde is het geschenk van de liefde

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Joy is the gift of love. Grief is the price of love. Anger protects that which is loved. And when we think we have reached our limit, wonder is the act that returns us to love.

~Valarie Kaur, in See No Stranger

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Go With It! (Original song by Deborah A. Bowman)

How many times in our life we have a feeling that makes us afraid to react on it?
More often, we should let our heart speak and have a control button on our mind so that we can find the best way to react rightly and not to be lost in time.

BowmanAuthor and Writer/Editor

Lost in time

Encased in rhyme

Breathless sigh

Don’t wonder why

Dip and sway away

Go with it!

Lovely face

Crowded space

It draws your eyes

Beauty emphasized

Feel the beat and heat

Go With It!

Soul enraptured

Moment captured

Eros tosses a dart

Straight to your hearts

Sing together

Go with it!

Let the love flow through rhyme and time

The music will soothe as you lose yourself in each other

Just two hearts

Beating as one

Never to part

Laughing in the sun

The song of joy and kicks

Just Go With It!

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Airbnb pledges to provide free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees

Logo Short-term accommodation company Airbnb has promised to give some 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan somewhere to stay.

Airbnb bosses said the project will start today and the firm will cover the costs of their stays.

Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, wrote in a Twitter thread:

‘Starting today, Airbnb will begin housing 20,000 Afghan refugees globally for free.

‘While we will be paying for these stays, we could not do this without the generosity of our hosts.

‘If you’re willing to host a refugee family, reach out and I’ll connect you with the right people here to make it happen!

‘The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a responsibility to step up.

‘I hope this inspires other business leaders to do the same. There’s no time to waste.’

It comes after the company has already provided temporary housing to more than 25,000 refugees over the past four years, and has opened doors in moments of crisis such as natural disasters and through the pandemic.

Airbnb also launched the $25 million Refugee Fund earlier this year, to expand its support of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide.

Mr Chesky added:

‘As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees resettle around the world, where they stay will be the first chapter in their new lives.

‘For these 20,000 refugees, my hope is that the Airbnb community will provide them with not only a safe place to rest and start over, but also a warm welcome home.’

A statement from Airbnb said:

‘In this past week, it has become abundantly clear that the displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees here in the United States and elsewhere is a significant humanitarian crisis – and in the face of this need, our community is ready to once again step up.

‘Airbnb recognises the situation on the ground is fast evolving. Airbnb.org will closely collaborate with resettlement agencies and partners to go where the need goes, and evolve this initiative and our support as necessary.

‘In addition, given the tremendous need, Airbnb urges fellow members of the global business community to join efforts to provide immediate support to Afghan refugees.’

 

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Relationship Minute: Love Your Partner Better

 

Ellsworth AFB Life Skills

I wish we spent more time together.
I wish we were more emotionally connected.

Do any of these resonate with you? Do you have the desire to love and be loved more deeply?

You and your partner can learn how to love each other better. Think about what you need to feel more loved, and ask your partner to consider it as well. Sit down and have an open conversation. How can you meet your partner’s needs? How can they meet yours?

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The Relationship Minute is from The Gottman Institute. Visit their website.

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Point Taken?

 

World looks dark?
Lots of confusion? Conflict & division?
Isn’t it time for a little light?
To balance things out?
What if each of us has the power within…?
to shine bright?
Can you shine a little of your light today?

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Failing once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything

Just because you fail once,
doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.
Keep trying,
hold on, and always,
always, always believe in yourself,
because if you don’t,
then who will,
sweeetie?
~ Marilyn Monroe

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Als je één keer faalt, betekent dat niet dat je bij alles zult falen.

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Making itself worthy of happiness


“If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness
rather than make itself happy,
then the entire world would be happy.”
~ Criss Jami
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Don’t be discouraged

God guide me

stop listening to people’s thoughts about you sometimes those who think that you can’t make it who go around telling people how weak you are they are just afraid of you if you set your mind on achieving your goal don’t be discouraged by people’s words some of them are just not happy with your achievement so don’t listening to people’s comments about you set your goals and make sure you achieve it no matter what.

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…everybody has something!

 

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Nobody has everything, but everybody has something.
Use what you have right now! Use it wisely, freely, with love.
Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now.

Photo & text credit: Iyanla Vanzant
https://www.facebook.com/DrIyanlaVanzant/?fref=photo

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We and the other – unitary idealism and tribalism

Pietro Jun questions why speaking up against unitary idealism/tribalism is important.

We think we all have a responsibility to the world, i.e. nature, animals and other human beings. We can and may not keep silent about certain matters. It is our personal duty to react to certain events. No person should ever allow human rights to be offended.

Pietro Jun writes:

Pietro JunFrom time immemorable, the will to power of single-mindedly aiming, nations with narrow views of the political normative have sought and acquired power.

There was technical progress, for it made the work and communication easier – but the hurt and separation were and are bigger. China’s Uyghur and Tibet oppression, Russia’s attempt at cultural and geographical annexation of Ukraine, Nazi Germany’s evil, Japan’s imperialism and the ongoing attempts at the revival of army, Great Britain’s fiascos in the middle east. Difficult history is maybe more on the way. But we can do something about it. I think for once so can I. {Speaking up against linguistic totalitarianism/A letter of gratitude.}

In all this, what is important is that each human being should accept the other being equal and/or not being the same like him, everybody having the right to think differently and to have a different culture and language. No matter which language we speak as long as we can find a way to communicate in a friendly supportive way.

We shall not be able to avoid ‘genuine critics’ that would keep many problems at bay. It is worth the risk of being pushed down and downtrodden on, at times ridiculed.

Jun finds that we should

Stand for the little intricacies of your own language; your own values that keep you humane. However little of use it may seem or it in actuality is. {Speaking up against linguistic totalitarianism/A letter of gratitude.}

In an other posting he reminds us of the words of The Flower by Kim Chun-soo

We all long to be something.
You, to me, and I, to you,
long to become a gaze that won’t be forgotten. {I am a gesture}

Jun finds that

There are millions of different forms of life in the untraceable edge of universe which makes us seldom think that we are one or none. But what I know for sure is that we are one, to some one, and as long as the rules of universe do not alter themselves, we will keep on gravitating towards those whose existence we had no knowledge about. And eventually die out as one. {Stardust and photographs}

But it is up to us to open ourselves to others. We should allow others to come to know us better, without us imposing our ideas and laws onto them, but willing to get to know them better and to give our love too.

When we find love we have to keep it close and treasure it. We also should treasure the rich cultures around us and see the greatness of all that diversity, it’s giving us the opportunity to enrich ourselves and others.

> Please continue reading: Speaking up against linguistic totalitarianism/A letter of gratitude.

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My Multi-Cultural Childhood Could be the Answer to Racism & Xenophobia

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