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.
Emerald City Comic Con starts today and will be happening throughout the weekend. In my opnion it’s fun to step outside the box from time to time and be an alter-ego of sorts, happily surprise others with your unexpected daring, fun, playful, & bold perspectives and actions. That is how I see events like these, a way to stay in touch with the magic of our youth that was imagination. This is just me for a weekend, at high noon on Monday I return back to my more familiar self.
This year we decided to go to the Christmas lighting festival in Leavenworth Washington. It always looks so magical, the Bavarian themed village deep in the snow capped mountains on the northwest. Thanks to mother nature, my skills in finding an enjoyable room, and the christmas spirit that leavenworth has, it was a true winter wonderland experience. There were feet of snow on the ground, snowing while we we’re there, and lights lit up all around town and even right outside our window at the inn they decorated the trees and light post. This trip made our holidays even more enjoyable, great memory.
Next weekend in Seattle will be pulsing with hemp advocates, consumers, and the curious…with Seattle Hempfest happening, the Highlarious comedy festival and the Hempfest Business Trade show. Pick one or indulge in all 3, but if you;re in Seattle next weekend and know a lil about cannabis, why not learn a little more and have a unique fun time while do it! I Love to laugh, so I’ll be checking out the comedy fest fo sho. 🙂
The supreme court is hearing arguments for and against the idea of marriage equality, an idea that says same sex couples have the same rights granted by the constitution and straight couples do, hence the term marriage equality. The definition of what is marriage is being examined and defined. I always believed marriage was linked to love and commitment…..though I have been hearing some people say marriage was always about child rearing and nothing more. Well we live in a different era than when we needed to procreate to contribute here. The world is populated and i say let people be together for love, rather than only to bring children into the world. That is great if you want to do that, but we shouldn’t exclude people who chose not to, and if you are in love with someone and it is mutual, why shouldn’t you be allowed that joy of love. Support marriage equality between consenting adults.