Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope this year, all you need is right beside you. I hope you take deep breaths and love the feeling of full lungs. I hope you have the hand you want to hold close enough to reach and love the simple beauty in that. Let this day be your reminder that if you are fighting for something or someone, keep fighting. If you are waiting, keep waiting. If you are scared, that you can’t be brave if you are not scared. I hope you feel peace and calm and joy and relief. I hope you have hope. I hope you find your freedom. Whatever it may be. Find it and cherish it and this day, Fight for it. Fight.

"I saw a shooting star last night; I made a wish that you would be happy, wherever you are."
— T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Typewriter Series #829 by Tyler Knott Gregson


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During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. 
She was not selected. 
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

"Awakening is not a process of building ourselves up but a process of letting go. It’s a process of relaxing in the middle—the paradoxical, ambiguous middle, full of potential, full of new ways of thinking and seeing—with absolutely no money-back guarantee of what will happen next."
— Pema Chodron (via artoflivingslowly)


Sometimes You Just Have to Step Forward

"It’s ok you know,
to be carried now and then,
strength too needs a rest."