Holiday cheer time of year

Spread holiday cheer this year – volunteer, donate, connect  

Spread holiday cheer this year, volunteer, donate, connect

Yuletide is a time of year for appreciation, generosity, kindness, magic, love, and all those other warm feeling moods. There are many ways to take part and I hope that you do. Regardless of your religious or political beliefs, this is a time of year in our American culture to embrace the diversity that makes America so special. Be kind to each other. Tolerate those that are different than yourself. Display affection and generosity, in whatever ways you are able to. Spread and share in the holiday spirit.


 

Below are some links to local ( Seattle area ) organizations and communities that reach out and help spread hope, kindness & cheer during the holiday season. The holidays are a great reminder that we are all part of this shared world, we all have joys and sorrows, success and failure stories….we all share some type of common ground.

The forgotten children’s fund

Holiday stockings for homeless children

YWCA

Adopt a family YWCA

Food Lifeline

Give Joy this winter ( westsidebaby )

The giving tree at Pike Place Market

Northwest Harvest

Emergency Feeding

Solid Ground 

Real Change winter fund Drive 

TreeHouse

Holiday Giving with HopeLink

Fund for the Needy by Seattle Times 

another hempfest, another joint

Another Hempfest in Seattle

It’s that time of year again when cannabis aficionados of all sorts gather at a waterfront park in Seattle for a weekend of pot related festivities, both for fun and for education/activism….I have been a part of hempfest both as an attendee and as a volunteer for years and will say you make of it what you chose. With that said, have an enjoyable #Hempfest Seattle!😎

Below isa link to a well done guide ( in my opinion) about the basics in and outs of navigating hempfest, including basiq FAQ and schedules of all 3 days. https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/seattle-hempfest-2019-guide-schedule-information?fbclid=IwAR0rWphBfnVQ0lVWAE6HDl3k6mljd81x9Hi2maLVLJ6d4xDW3HTkss3mnMk

Love not hate

 

legalize marriage bewteen consenting adults, practice love & tolerance
legalize marriage between consenting adults, practice love & tolerance

 

The “purple hand” was an early symbol of the gay liberation movement and an effort to show resilience in the face of anti-gay attacks. The term originates from Oct 31st 1969 when activists protested the San Francisco Examiner’s series of anti-gay articles by protesting in front of the building. Employees of the newspaper dumped purple ink on the peaceful protesters. The activists used the ink to draw slogans on the building and to make a visible mark of gay uprising.

Doves are crying

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I mourned this dude for 17 days and 17 long nights. He passed under the cherry moon, and the mystery and pure genius of him will mesmerize, enchant and be a  provocateur for people for centuries to come, a true legend, and we got to experience his presence.  Enjoy the afterlife Prince. <3

 

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NOTE: Images are not mine, found online , they were created for prince tribute by various artist, I no way intend to claim ownership or rights of these images, just sharing